‘Bored’ Obama tired of Clinton tactics

A “bored” Barack Obama is changing his campaign style to try and woo back working class voters and put Hillary Rodham Clinton away so he concentrate on running against presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain.

Aides say Obama is sick and tired of dealing with Clinton and her constant attacks and wants the primary process over.

His campaign strategists believe they can do that with wins in both Indiana and North Carolina next week.

Reports The New York Times:

Senator Barack Obama is making subtle changes to his campaign style and message in an effort to strengthen his appeal to blue-collar voters and to avoid a defeat in Indiana that aides fear could give Democratic Party leaders further pause about his viability in a general election.

On Sunday, Mr. Obama went to a Methodist church in Indianapolis, the kind of event rarely on his public schedule. He suited up for a game of basketball on Friday night before television cameras. And the big, energy-filled stadium rallies that were the bread and butter for most of his campaign have once again given way to smaller town-hall-style meetings, where he is seen talking with people and not at them.

Mr. Obama is seeking to absorb the lessons of his defeat in Pennsylvania. The changes reflect concern that he is being portrayed by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as distant and culturally out of touch with many working-class Democrats, a worry underlined by her lopsided victory among many of those voters in that state on Tuesday and last month in Ohio.

Mr. Obama, in an appearance with Chris Wallace broadcast over the weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” played down his problems among blue-collar voters, saying that Mrs. Clinton had done better in part because “they are less familiar with me than they are with her, and so we probably have to work harder.”

“I’ve got to be more present,” he said. “I’ve got to be knocking on more doors. I’ve got to be hitting more events. We’ve got to work harder because although it’s flipped a little bit, we’ve always been the underdog in this race.”

In interviews with several associates and aides, Mr. Obama was described as bored with the campaign against Mrs. Clinton and eager to move into the general election against Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee.

So the Obama campaign is undertaking modifications in his approach intended to inject an air of freshness into his style.

Comments

  1. Ardie

    Let’s hope the Hoosiers remember who helped destroy their economy with free-trade, trading America’s good jobs and manufacturing for Mao-Marts. It was Bill Clinton who was President in 1995 and allowed this to happen.

    Keep in mind that free-trade is not win-win. It is more this way: some will lose-some will win. Even Karl Marx [1848] understood this who viewed free-trade as a means to revolution because “the free-trade system is destructive”. There are, in fact, many losers in free trade who tend to be at the bottom of the wage ladder while there are only a few winners who tend to be large international corporations.

    While the promises of benefits from free-trade have been many and sustained, such promises come from those who benefit the most, namely, large international corporations. For the many who have to make it on subsistent wages there is little prosperity and happiness. The promises are all but lies. Free-trade only makes conquerors and the vanquished.

  2. Jenifer D.

    A Stronger Man

    Can walk away from a fight. If Barack has the decorum to walk away from a fight, then he’s the stronger man than Billary, who sees fit to pick fights with every other man on the political playground.

  3. griff

    Aww, shucks. Poor Barack, can’t take the heat in the political kitchen. Please, by all means, drop out now. End this charade.

    And this is the man to face down the tyrants of the world? He can’t even handle the primaries. What a weak and whiny excuse for leadership.

  4. Jenifer D.

    Dirty Birdies

    Billary sold its soul to the highest bidder in hell to get where it is. I feel for Barack Obama; the color of his skin is irrelevent, however, the content of his character is what counts, IMHO. I’ve taken notice over the years how the people with the power to change the system for the better of others don’t do it because somehow either they or their friends benefit from the broken system; like our elected officials. How many of them, currently in office, do you all suppose have sizeable investments in these defense companies like KBR and Big Oil that are in Iraq reaping enormous profits that they do not pay taxes on??

    Our elected officials have truly lost sight of what their job is, they think they’re just occupying that elected position to make money for themselves and their friends, nothing else. The only effective way to change this is to force the voters will on these hacks; I have not ruled out the ‘Dirty Diapers for Congress’ campaign. How would a congressman or senator react to a bunch of angry voters camped out on their front lawn, or on their street, demanding they resign or risk being tarred and feathered? Power in numbers folks.

  5. ekaton

    Deja, I’d be willing to bet that not 1% of the country really knows how dire the straits are that we find ourselves in. Most who do realize it remain in blissful denial.

    We are on the verge of a rampant inflation that is going to destroy all of our savings, our pensions, everything. Its going to be on the scale of 10% a day or worse as has happened to some of the South American countries over the decades and Germany after WWI.

    EVERY single move by the FED contributes to inflation. This MUST be by design. NO ONE is that stupid. They are constantly lowering interest rates when they should be raising them. They are using your tax dollars to bail out private business, socializing the costs and risks, and privatizing the profits. The oil industry is given $15 billion dollars in tax credits, your money, in spite of record profits every quarter and gasoline will be $4/gallon at the pump, probably before I finish this sentence.

    It is fraud on a massive scale and all legal because big business and big money own, literally own, the politicians. I find myself having less and less respect for “the law” and I, too, plan from now on to get away with as much as I can, simply following the example of big business and big government. Our leaders in both government and the private sector have taught me that crime indeed does pay.

    — Kent Shaw