The Poor Obama-maniacs
So we will have Obama. Just the mere mention of any of the following and white liberals under the age of 30 go wild: "Yes, We Can", "Hope", "Change."
Obama certainly is a brilliant speaker. Lots of folks have fallen head over heels for this guy (literally, notice the trend of supporters fainting at Obama rallies). Shouldn't I at least respect the fact that Obama is getting people interested in politics again?
No, I don't respect Obama. I think that the Democrats deserve better.
After 8 years of President Bush and the war in Iraq... Democrats deserve better. Democrats deserve a candidate that has both substance and experience. They deserve a candidate that actually has the ability to put his rhetoric to work to implement the party's ideas.
Sadly for them, Obama is just not that guy.
I live in DC. I go to law school. I have a lot of liberal friends. I would hate to see them crushed when Obama is shown to be a phony. These people really believe in him.
But come on folks. Do you really think the Republicans are not going to paint this man as a wacky liberal who is disconnected with the problems of this country?
Hell, the Republican machine was able to crush John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran and someone who served in the senate ten times as long as Obama. What do you think the Republicans are going to do to a man who has served a few years in the senate and is as liberal as George McGovern?
On top of that Obama will be running against John McCain a man who is a war hero and respected across the board. In fact, I think that McCain was stuck as a POW longer than Obama was a senator.
So maybe, in what should be a slam dunk for Democrats... the 2008 presidential elections... the Dems will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In the process a few liberals are going to have their hopes shattered.