August 19, 2008
Obama making his Saddleback performance even worse
Old Man John McCain took young Barack Obama behind the woodshed Saturday night and gave him a good ole fashioned whooping. The once Messianic Obama is now having a hard time not stumbling over his own rapidly falling halo.
Monday, he emerged as the political "child-man," launching a tirade in New Mexico that was almost surreal in it's tone. The performance made Harry Reid's whiny "oil is making us sick" speech seem almost Rambo-esque. It is simply amazing when you think about it, but the Democrat nominee is trying to win the right to face the Russians, the Iranians, Bin Laden and a plethora of complicated and tough domestic issues by claiming the Republicans are too "mean" to be elected.
This is presidential politics by way of the elementary school classroom. If 12 year olds could vote, Obama would certainly win in a landslide. Anyone who thinks a clever campaign line is "the Republicans...they're so mean...what are we going to do" is hardly up to the task that he is asking for.
I can see it now. "Putin...he's so mean...what are we going to do? Abudinajhad...he's so mean...what are we going to do....four dollar gas....it's so mean....what are we going to do." These are not issues that you can make go away with flowery speeches and loose editing by the NBC family of networks.
And besides, the only thing "mean" about the way the GOP is campaigning is that they are recounting Obama's experience (virtually none) and dissecting his economic program (virtually socialist) and his energy ideas (virtually incomprehensible) as a way to contrast the two candidates. They're not exactly calling Obama Stalin, which would be a heckuva lot more accurate than calling Bush a "Nazi," (Oh the Democrats...they're so mean...what ARE we going to do?")
Saturday a seeker-sensitive preacher and a moderate opponent exposed Obama for who and what he is....an immature but arrogant child seeking the most important job in the world, yet afraid to take hard stands in the process. If BHO could not navigate that rather pedestrian challenge any better than he did, he is clearly not up to the tough tasks ahead. This is not the "change" anyone wants unless they are an enemy of the United States.