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Mark my words...
Obama is the next President of the United States of America...





 I love McCain, I'm a Republican... But don't kid yourselves.  This is the next Slick Willy.  Only, I think this time it might be for real.

We'll see.

Start the hate mail now...



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ms_tek From: ms_tek Date: February 21st, 2008 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I am not a Republican. I am an independent but Obama is totally all talk and no substance. He's done nothing! Nothing!
rs232 From: rs232 Date: February 21st, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Probably true...

That is probably correct. But, how much can you get done as one voice in the senate in his short time?

Our Governer here is among the same crowd, in fact they apparently share speech writers, and he is doing a great job. I think it is time for change, real change.

But, I won't be upset if McCain wins. I was a McCain supporter back in 2000, and still am.
ms_tek From: ms_tek Date: February 21st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Probably true...

I am from Illinois. I know his record here. He never voted when it counted. He did all that present crap. When it comes to having a backbone, he doesn't have one at all.

It doesn't take a stand one way or the other then change his mind, he just holds his cards and says nothing. That is far worse in my opinion.
rs232 From: rs232 Date: February 21st, 2008 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Probably true...

Hmmm....

Well the nation was enamored by our former Governer Romney, who is a complete fraud. So perhaps I need to look further into this guy from a local perspective.

Yeah, I said it, Romney is a fraud, and I am glad he lost the nomination.

That from a Massachusetts Republican.
ms_tek From: ms_tek Date: February 21st, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Probably true...

OMG... there isn't a ton of stuff on Obama but there is some. I have posted in my blog. He had a shady real estate dealing, was associated with a slum lord, and is known for his weak ass voting record in the IL senate.
royrossi From: royrossi Date: February 22nd, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Probably true...

Actually, the nation was NOT enamored by Romney. He did not win.
From: scatteredblue Date: February 21st, 2008 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Hopefully not

Hillary's aiming for the Democratic nomination, so she can't as easily make the case that Obama is about as left-wing liberal as you get, and therefore completely out of step with mainstream America. I trust McCain's people can't wait to start making that case.

Did you see the video last night of the Obama supporter, a state senator from Texas, who couldn't name a single Obama legislative accomplishment when questioned about it on Chris Matthews?
rs232 From: rs232 Date: February 21st, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hopefully not

That might be his strong point. Someone outside of the status quo. I'm sick of hearing about change from politicians who have been entrenched in the current mess.

royrossi From: royrossi Date: February 21st, 2008 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
For lack of a more conservative candidate, I will be voting for McCain myself.

But I agree. Obama is the man to beat now. I think he is going to win it. I began thinking it after the Iowa caucuses, but Hillary seemed to fight him off and take charge again. She has a more established organization, so it looked like she could hold him off. But as of about 10 days ago, I started thinking he is going to do it.

Obama has taken on rock star status. It won't matter about his weak voting record in IL. It won't matter that he lacks substance. It won't matter that he lacks experience. People want change. He looks like change much more than Hillary or McCain. He is great speaker. He has great posture and exudes confidence when he is up there. Even to a conservative like me, who probably disagrees with him on just about everything, he does not annoy me when he speaks against my views. He seems to have found a way to rally his followers but NOT rally his detractors against him. NOT an easy task.

If Hillary can turn this around, as much as I am not a fan of her, I will tip my hat to her. The same goes for McCain. If McCain can beat this shooting star, it will be a major accomplishment.

But, it's a LONG way off. By the time November 4 rolls around, an entire baseball season and world series will have played out. I think 2008 will be one of the most INTERESTING campaigns.
rs232 From: rs232 Date: February 21st, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
This reminds me a lot of the rise of Clinton (Bill). The media grabbed onto him, and people started to really like him. But, as I recall, he had no platform, so he had to take some time off and figure out what he was running on.

It also reminds me that at this point in Clinton's career, he still had 2 strong candidates, both the President Bush (the first one), and Ross Perot. Even though, looking back Ross probably never had a shot, he did splash onto the scene and cause quite a stur.

This will be an interesting year in national politics. I'm glad that if it is Obama V. McCain, we have two good choices to choose from.

Or at least that is how it appears to me now...
royrossi From: royrossi Date: February 22nd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I have SOME disagreements with McCain's views, but I can live with that because I agree with him on the most important area and also because I think well of his character.

I probably disagree with MOST issues with Obama, but that is to be expected. He is liberal and I veer conservative/libertarian. Perhaps I'd agree with him on a few social issues.

An important issue for the country is to try to not have half the country personally HATING the president when he/she first walks in the door. I don't blame presidents for being hated, but it is what it is. It generally comes from knowing too much going in. I don't see either of them being hated by any large numbers as much as the last 2 presidents. That helps. I can tell you that even though I would disagree with his ideas, I would not feel any contempt for Obama if he wins.

He does not remind me of Clinton. Clinton was the best organized and presumed frontrunner going into the 1992 primaries. He then became the target, both self-caused and then exploited by his enemies right and/or wrong, of many negative personal issues which unfortunately superseded his policies.

He actually reminds me more of Reagan (obviously not policy-wise) in being likeable and more of Kennedy as a popular rock star type. I don't mean Rock star in a negative tone. Being a rock star politician simply helps get voters out who would otherwise stay home. And being a politician is not just about policies, it's about WINNING.

Hillary and Romney, although they had very well defined views, just didn't seem to catch on personally (I am not YET writing Hillary off until we see what happens on her firewall states of Texas and Ohio).

I also think a lot of this comes down to how BAD do you want it, and I think the 3 left standing want it the most. The opposite of this was Gulianni, who as the one time Republican front runner obviously didn't want to do the HARD work required to become president. While I don't agree with and personally do not like Hillary, I will never question her work ethic. I just think her message and style comes across too 90's and Obama is pulling ahead because he has found a newer and better way to deliver the liberal cause.

I understand people's (and Hillary's) complaints about substance, but Obama is doing what he needs to do to WIN to GET in that position of power. Most people have only a glimpse of these issues and they get their opinions listening to lightweights.

Ross Perot was indeed a "splash". He actually was ahead of Bush and Clinton by a small margin at one point, suddenly dropped out, then came back. Conclusion - He was NOT presidential material.

I REALLY hope personal issues on either don't rise up. I know that is hard because in politics it's VERY hard to not get dirty while being a politician. But I hope both of them have no undeniable PERSONAL skeletons that will dominate the discussions.
writtenoutloud From: writtenoutloud Date: February 21st, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm just happy to have another republican on my friends list. it's your opinion, no one needs to get nasty over it. :)
From: hm12679 Date: February 29th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to agree. The fact that he's so smooth and reasonable-looking and the media is practically drooling on him makes me want to dislike him and vote for Hillary. He can deliver a speech though. I can't decide. Obviously I will not be voting for McCain.
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