August 21, 2008

Great, Kid. But Don't Get Cocky.

I had a dream last night that I snuck into an Obama rally at a Starbucks. There I ran into a former colleague who I haven't thought of for years. We started debating in a friendly, casual manner, but the discussion quickly turned into an argument and then a shouting match. Meanwhile, more and more members of the crowd immediately around us started chiming in against me, all of them furiously contemptuous of my beliefs.

Reminds me of college.

I don't normally have political dreams, probably because politics normally only plays a very small part in my day-to-day life. I suppose what set this one off was the fact that I caught a few minutes of Sean Hannity's radio program last evening. (I never deliberately listen to talk radio. However, the Missus likes to listen to it while making dins and I happened to be loitering about.) Based on the most recent polling data, Hannity was gleafully counting out nails for Obama's coffin.

Well, now.

Yes, it's been a bad couple weeks for Obama. I think that as they see more and more of him in Prime Time, people are beginning to see what they're really being asked to support - not the Obamessiah, not JFK Mark II, but a glass-jawed, humorless, arrogant, Hard Left fly-weight - and are starting to have doubts. Since this election is almost entirely a referendum on Obama (how many Maverick supporters do you know who actually are enthusiastic about the guy?), McCain need only stoke these doubts and posit himself as the serious, sensible, conservative alternative. If he handles this right, I still believe McCain can turn Obama into another George McGovern.

However, it ain't over yet.

Posted by Robert at August 21, 2008 08:32 AM | TrackBack

I predicted a month ago that Obama would be crushed in November. All we need is a little more Russia, which they seem happy to provide much to my distaste, and a little less "we are all going broke" (except me and my wife with our $600,000 paychecks) and McCain is a shoe in. At the end of the day, I really don't think the U.S. voting populace wants to be nuked in the name of peace.
This guy, and his 300 advisors, are a complete zero when it comes to foreign relations. No matter how much I think Bush has messed things up, along with Ms. Rice (like she fell off her meds about 3 years ago) Obama and his team is worse. Every time I conjure up the image of Obama and foreign affairs I am startled by the image of Ms. Albright toasting the NoKo dictator with glasses of champagne under the Clinton admin. When Obama tries that on the Iranian dictator he will be surprised... (not that it worked with the NoKo's)
Even though I am pro choice, I am disgusted by Obama's vote on allowing botched abortion babies to die and partial birth abortion. How about we just let everyone come to term and then club the babies to death like harp seals? You have to draw the line somewhere and Obama's line is way, way past mine...

Posted by: Babs at August 21, 2008 01:24 PM

Of course with all the tanking poll numbers for The Obamassiah, there does remain one whom the Dems might turn to to contest in November. But would they dump Barack for her?

Posted by: rbj at August 21, 2008 03:13 PM

I'm actually beginning to get psyched for McCain. I was very encouraged by the performance at Saddleback; he can really jab. Obama is great in the echo chamber and in front of Nuremberg-style rallies of true believers, but mano a mano, I really like McCain's chances in the debates.

Of course, the VP choice may be infuriating, but I'm prepared to vote for him no matter what. Even if it's Liebs.

Posted by: The Abbot at August 21, 2008 07:47 PM