PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!!! THIS MAN IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!
While he might not receive a big hug at the very least he gets a fist bump for showing up and talking to NAACP leaders, ( President Bush only showed up once in the past eight years) and activists at the annual NAACP convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Now, I don’t think this appearance was all about the black vote. I am quite sure Mccain had ulterior motives (trying to enhance his appeal to moderate republicans and democrats) but hey all politicians have motives right but like they say appearances matter and this was a good one for Mccain.
He still needs loads of work on his speech delivery though..he sounds and looks too stiff and very, very uncomfortable this is an area he needs to work on if he doesn’t want to lose all the debates to Obama.
Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore endorsed Barack Obama in Detroit a few hours ago..
Who didn’t see that coming?
Now what would be a surprise is if Obama names him as his running mate..and WE KNOW that ain’t going to happen…LOL
So why are the major networks talking as though he is?
Senator Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. It’s a serious, serious, serious health concern and he should be in all of our thoughts and prayers.
However, what’s bothering me is the coverage of this event. All the major anchors and networks are covering this as though he’s dead. They’ve been asking his fellow senators for their thoughts about him, co workers who worked with him about what it was like working with him etc, etc and their tone has been so somber that if you weren’t following closely you would really think he’s past on.
I mean come on people, the man is probably in his hospital room watching all the coverage wtih a confused look on his face and asking his wife Vicki, “Hon, I’m still alive right?”
I really think the tone could be more positive rather than so somber if there is anyone in the Senate who can beat this ‘thing’ it would be Ted Kennedy so reporters and anchors shouldn’t be writing his eulogy just yet.
I don’t always agree with his comments or his way of talking to guests but yesterday Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Hardball fame was brilliant!!
Like I always say if you don’t have a clue about what you’re talking about..shut to hell up!!!
All she needs now is a gun in one hand and a beer in another..forget about those star bucks, black music loving, hippies…lol..
It’s amazing what some people would do for votes..god it would be so laughable, if it weren’t so sad..
So, Clinton vows to fight on after losing North Carolina, barely winning Indiana with dwindling campaign finances and personal loans to her campaign, she’s out to prove that she’s no Eight Belles (I know, I know bad taste but I couldn’t resist..I mean Big Brown, Eight Belles..lol) well that’s her choice but if I were a member of Obama’s campaign or a ‘superdelegate’ this is what I would be saying/ singing right about now..
I must say that I do like the idea.
Regardless of all that has happened and all that will happen over the next few months. It fills me with great joy when I think about the fact that 150 years ago these two people, due to gender and race as a collective, couldn’t vote or take active participation in the affairs of this country and both were regarded as second class citizens.
And today, this black man and this woman are both serious contenders for the presidency of the United States.
At this moment in history we can all be proud of this great country… let’s all give each other a collective pat on the back..lol
Now, a moderator less Clinton, Obama debate would be an event worth watching and a debate for the history books. Can you imagine the ratings, it might actually beat and American idol finale..lol?
However, as a former debating society captain I know that you have to be on top of your game to handle this type of debating style and unfortunately Obama is not the world’s best debater and this format has the potential of hurting rather than helping his candidacy.
In addition Clinton would sling so much dirt during that debate that in the end Obama might be left wondering why he agreed to the debate in the first place.
However, the idea is definitely something that a network or an organization should explore for the presidential debates.
Barack Obama said today that he’s going to fine tune his campaign in order to reach those low income, white voters that will be critical to winning the presidency come November after losing them by a pretty high margin to Clinton, once again, this week in Pennsylvania.
Obama as I have said on numerous occassions and in earlier blogs needs to reach out and connect with this demographic on their terms and in their communities in order to make inroads into Clintons’ base.
In order for Obama to win this constituency he must convincely and sincerely convey who he is and what he stands for since many even at this late stage still claim to have little or no knowledge about Obama.
Now, I don’t profess to know the inner workings of a presidential campaign or any political campaign but I do believe that if a candidate has had consistent problems with a particularly crucial demographic, like Obama has had with the white working class, he/she should work harder and consistently speak with the members of this group in order to understand why he/she isn’t at least breaking even with their opponent especially if they are both offering pretty much the same policies and ‘promises’.
This is what Obama needs to do.
He should be doing more impromptu stops. He should be greeting the farmer in his fields. The waitress at her dinner and the construction worker on the job site. And more importantly he should look comfortable doing it. He sometimes looks as though he doesn’t know what do in those settings and it comes off as if he’s uncomfortable around everyday folk he can’t appear that way anymore. This is the end game. And in the end game every thing matters.
His novelty, has started to wear off and he’s now got to show them, the white working class, why he’s the best and only man for the job and not just some black guy, with a Harvard degree and a funny name who is the democratic party’s flavor of the month.
I concede Obama, may never win the majority of them over completely for a number of reasons including race.
But, if he fights tooth and nail with Clinton and then McCain for every single white working class vote and he’s willing to convey that he understands and show that he respects that God and guns sometimes go hand in hand in many places in this land, without compromising his own core positions on specific issues like gun control I’m willing to bet the same people that are now voting for Clinton and have voted for a Republican in almost every single presidential election since 1977, wouldn’t ‘hold their noses’ and vote for him come November but will actually on voting day march to the polls in greater numbers than we expect and cast their ballots in support of the black guy, with a funny name because they know that he’s the best man for the job and he earned their votes and their respect just like any other candidate.
Ultimately, for the first viable black presidential candidate it boils down to if he can earn their respect he’ll gain their vote!