Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama's VP announcement - his last huzzah?

I can say with absolute confidence now that Obama's on a fast spiral down. He worried me for awhile, and played a good game, but he's not going to win. His much-anticipated VP announcement solidified this for me.

Joe Biden? I must say, I thought he'd choose a woman. Either way, I figured his choice would be based on image, more than anything else. He's white, older with more experience, especially in foreign affairs. Everything Obama needed. A white guy for the "racists" that Obama is convinced are the reason he's tied with McCain and not a shoe-in like he thought he would be. An older guy to trump the "you're-too-young" crowd. A guy with 35 years experience to silence the "but you have no experience" people. And foreign experience to calm down people who can't believe that Obama thinks he can waltz into other countries and just by talking to them will pacify them.

...Or so he hopes.

I don't think the voters will be fooled. Biden has Clinton-disease where he can't control what comes flying out of his mouth, and usually, it's catastrophic. (See: 2 failed campaigns, 1988 and 2008). He's already mouthing off at McCain.

"He will have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at"

Oh yeah. Like any of you big guys in Washington own only one house. Give me a break. I'm sure that this guy flapping his gums and Obama don't only own one house. The guy has been on the job for less than a day and that's what he graces us with? Why not something constructive, like "Compared with McCain, I know more about foreign policy because I've done xyz in my committee, etc..."

The media is calling him "Obama's attack dog". What did you do, Obama, take a page from Hillary's book and pick someone like her husband to stand up for you and do your dirty work for you? What happened to "different politics" and not running a negative campaign? That didn't last long, did it? So how fast will your billion dollar plans go down the drain? Guess what - if you start playing with Hillary's rules, then expect to fall flat on your face like she did.

Not to mention, what Biden has been quoted saying about Obama:
"the presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training", saying that Obama wasn't ready for the Presidency.

That just cracks me up. Sure, your VP doesn't have to be buddy-buddy with you or even really like you, but at least they need to respect you and think you are up for the job. How sad is that. He's the best guy Obama could pick for the job, but Biden doesn't think Obama will make a good President. Obama says he doesn't want a "yes" man. Well, that's fine and all, but you need someone who at least has confidence in your campaign.

Apparently, Biden also said earlier in the season that he wasn't in the race to become VP and if he was offered it, he would turn it down. Nice guy, you have there, Obama. Good luck with that.

What really tickles my funny bone is how Obama promised his followers that they would be the first to know about his VP pick. But seems like it got leaked to the media first, around 1am this morning, so Obama's camp had to send it out as quick as possible, not to disappoint his fans. So he sent them the announcement at 3am. Sounds like a bad Hillary campaign commercial:
"It's 3am. A phone is ringing...". I wonder if his supporters enjoyed that nice wake up call. Hey, maybe it's the metaphorical wake up call we've been waiting for them to have. "I want this guy to ANSWER the phone at 3am, not CALL me at 3am!"

But enjoy it while it lasts. I say this was Obama's last poll boost. It's like watching those Olympic runners. You see them take off and one is way out in front, but you can tell that they came out too quickly and sure enough, 200 meters before the finish line, they die like a mosquito hitting a bug light.

As a runner, I've seen it before - Obama came out too quickly. He used up all of his energy in the first 200 meters, and will have nothing left for the home stretch.


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