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Old 05-30-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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John Hawkins
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John McCain is having a very tough time uniting conservatives and the political winds seem to be at the Democrats' backs; so many people seem to think that Barack Obama will win in a walk in November. However, that's probably not going to be the case.

Here's a short but sweet primer that will help explain why that's the case:

1. Howard Dean 2.0
Obama is the most gaffe prone candidate to run for the Presidency on the Democratic side since Howard Dean.

2. Obama's Entourage
Whether you're talking about slum lord Tony Rezko, terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Barack's anti-white pastor Jeremiah Wright, Obama has an offputting cast of characters around him.

3. He's Not Qualified To Be President
Given the situation, are the American people going to choose a young, mistake-prone, extremely inexperienced senator with a history of hard drug use and a knack for making basic geography errors -- over a 72 year old POW with more than 20 years worth of experience in Congress?

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The Demographics Disaster
Hillary Clinton has beaten Barack Obama in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The latest polling numbers from Gallup seem to be indicating that voters in those states still haven't warmed up to Barry.

5. From The Post-Racial Candidate To Al Sharpton 2.0
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Barack Obama's candidacy was his post-racial rhetoric. Here was a candidate who rejected the whole race baiting meme that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have turned into careers. However, in the last few months, the mask has slipped and people have started to realize that Obama is the same tired package wrapped in a shiny new bow. He befriended Jeremiah Wright and spent two decades attending his virulently anti-white church. Why else would he do that if he didn't share his views?

6. Northern Liberals Lose
National Journal ranked Barack Obama as the single most liberal member of the Senate in 2007. Keep in mind that means Ted Kennedy? Not as liberal as Barack Obama. What about Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist? Not as liberal as Barack Obama. The reality is that the GOP has been beating liberals, particularly Northern liberals like Barack Obama, for a long, long time.

7. Alien Vs. Predator: The Democratic Edition
According to Gallup, 28% of Hillary's supporters would vote for McCain over Obama -- and that was back in March! Although there hasn't been much recent polling on this subject, you have to think that those numbers have only grown as the infighting between the candidates and their supporters has gotten ever more nasty and personal in the last few weeks. If McCain wins the election, this factor alone could end up being decisive.

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Old 05-30-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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1. Howard Dean 2.0
Obama is the most gaffe prone candidate to run for the Presidency on the Democratic side since Howard Dean.

Only in the eyes of the extreme right.

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2. Obama's Entourage
Whether you're talking about slum lord Tony Rezko, terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Barack's anti-white pastor Jeremiah Wright, Obama has an offputting cast of characters around him.
The Lobbyists McCain has surrounded himself with are far more dangerous to America than anyone associated with Barack Obama.

JUST ASK HOMEOWNERS WHOSE MORE OF A CONCERN, JEREMIAH WRIGHT OR PHIL GRAMM?

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3. He's Not Qualified To Be President
Given the situation, are the American people going to choose a young, mistake-prone, extremely inexperienced senator with a history of hard drug use and a knack for making basic geography errors -- over a 72 year old POW with more than 20 years worth of experience in Congress?

One is left to wonder just how meaningful all those 20+ years of service is to the widows and orphaned children left behind by those 4,000+ dead service men and women sent to Iraq because McCain couldnt see throught the LIES of the Bush Administration.

Barack Obama was correct on the Issue of Iraq, ironically the only issue McCain polls well in (mainly due to perception and not reality), from day one.

And not only that,
On the issues, when we move away from terror and fear, McCain is a fish out of water. The economy, health care, education, etc. You'd think his 20+ years in the senate would yield a greater command of the issues.

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4. The Demographics Disaster
Hillary Clinton has beaten Barack Obama in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The latest polling numbers from Gallup seem to be indicating that voters in those states still haven't warmed up to Barry.

Actually the latest poll shows a huge shift to Barack Obama among likely democratic voters. This will only continue and swell immensely once we near the election and all democrats realize the historic implications of this election. What a great time to be alive.

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5. From The Post-Racial Candidate To Al Sharpton 2.0
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Barack Obama's candidacy was his post-racial rhetoric. Here was a candidate who rejected the whole race baiting meme that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have turned into careers. However, in the last few months, the mask has slipped and people have started to realize that Obama is the same tired package wrapped in a shiny new bow. He befriended Jeremiah Wright and spent two decades attending his virulently anti-white church. Why else would he do that if he didn't share his views?

Barack Obama brings to the table a perspective that much of White America doesnt understand. He made a speech on this issue that polls indicate has put the vast majority of Americans at ease on the above mentioned concerns. This is evident by his lead over Hillary Clinton and by his virtual tie with McCain in most national polls.

The only group that holds up this issue as if its paramount and insurmountable are those who were never gonna vote for him in the first place.

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6. Northern Liberals Lose
National Journal ranked Barack Obama as the single most liberal member of the Senate in 2007. Keep in mind that means Ted Kennedy? Not as liberal as Barack Obama. What about Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist? Not as liberal as Barack Obama. The reality is that the GOP has been beating liberals, particularly Northern liberals like Barack Obama, for a long, long time.

It seems you can thank the horrible job of George W Bush for the rise of Barack Obama and the desire of Americans to clean house.

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7. Alien Vs. Predator: The Democratic Edition
According to Gallup, 28% of Hillary's supporters would vote for McCain over Obama -- and that was back in March! Although there hasn't been much recent polling on this subject, you have to think that those numbers have only grown as the infighting between the candidates and their supporters has gotten ever more nasty and personal in the last few weeks. If McCain wins the election, this factor alone could end up being decisive.

I dont think so. Democrats in states she won are now rallying around Barack Obama. He polls higher than she does in California and New York now(states she won). That's a huge indicator of things to come.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Smile Top Seven Reasons Why Barack Hussein Obama is a Weaker Candidate Than People Think

Your seven "reasons" are analogous to...

http://www.disney2go.disneyfansites.com/7dwarfs.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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I love how the gop is clinging to the hope that hillary's supporters will vote for McCain.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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I love how the gop is clinging to the hope that hillary's supporters will vote for McCain.
Well obviously many who lean toward Obama will need to swing to McCain. The beauty is that with every passing day more of the openminded learn what a liberal dolt Obama truly is.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Look at CNN ;certainly not a conservative media outlet;on Obama use of the daley machine to eliminate all the other candidates in his first politcal race. He used lawyers to challenge the other candidates petitions to be on the ballot at the right time so that they couldn't correct errors like people printing their name instead of cursor sining their name. He eliminated both teh other black candidate including the incumbant.He in fact was just a product of the old Daley machine;doesn't sound like change to me. Just the worse of american machine politics making sure you have no competition.ASs time goes on I thng we will see that he is just the same old politic as usual tring to be package differently.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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The only reason for Barrack Hussein Nobama was correct on Iraq was he voted long after it started and he hates our Military. He wants to tear it down and destroy any protection we have.

I want to add

No. 8 - Lack of good decision skills and poor judgement
No. 9 - Racist wife who hates America
No. 10 - Still TODAY belongs to the same racist church with the same racist pastor
No. 11 - Inmature, has a problem with people telling him he is wrong on issues.
No. 12 - Lies and makes up stories to deceive us.

His wall is tumbling, every day we find out more about this man and it is not good news.
McCain is not the perfect candidate but he is far better then this guy who carries allot of dirty baggage with him.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Look at CNN ;certainly not a conservative media outlet;on Obama use of the daley machine to eliminate all the other candidates in his first politcal race. He used lawyers to challenge the other candidates petitions to be on the ballot at the right time so that they couldn't correct errors like people printing their name instead of cursor sining their name. He eliminated both teh other black candidate including the incumbant.He in fact was just a product of the old Daley machine;doesn't sound like change to me. Just the worse of american machine politics making sure you have no competition.ASs time goes on I thng we will see that he is just the same old politic as usual tring to be package differently.
I don't quite understand your post, do you have a link?
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Thank you, Sunshine, for bringing something useful to the conversation.

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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Thank you, Sunshine, for bringing something useful to the conversation.

Yes, a list of unproven opinions rather than facts and Obama's stance on the issues
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