Is Barack Obama too smart to be President of the United States? Are Americans afraid to elect a leader who might actually know what he (or she) is doing?
George W. Bush certainly doesn’t qualify for membership in Mensa. His predecessor, a native-born Southern governor from a red neck state, had a beer belly, a fondness for beer and Big Macs and put chasing White House interns ahead of others affairs of state.
Maybe Obama can better win the hearts and minds of America’s mindless if he deep sixes the coat and tie, dumps the stump speech about real issues, and starts tossing back boilermakers and chasing women.
In other words, give Americans what they want: Fewer real ideas and more shuck and jive.
With the first African American to have a viable chance of becoming president of the United States, it is inevitable that the race card would be played somewhere along the line.
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.
More and more political experts believe we are witnessing the outright destruction of the Democratic Party during the increasingly bitter, overwhelmingly petty and unbelievably angry primary season.
The highest-ranking African-American in Congress has called campaign tactics by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband “scurrilous” and “disingenous” and says there is a growing belief that the Clintons are trying intentionally to ruin Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama’s chances for a victory in November.
Why? Because doing so would set the stage for a Clinton comeback in 2012.
Hillary Clinton’s big win in Pennsylvania is reviving the question of whether racial prejudice among some US voters could scupper her Democratic presidential foe Barack Obama’s quest for history.
Clinton anchored a campaign-saving win Tuesday on her core coalition of white, working class voters, a bloc in which Obama — vying to become America’s first black president — finds it difficult to make inroads.
Exit polls conducted for US media organizations found that 18 percent of Democratic voters said race was a factor in their decision, and only 63 percent said they would back Obama in a general election if he was the nominee.
At various times during the past few months, as many as 25 percent of Democrats have said they’ll vote for John McCain if Barack Obama/Hillary Rodham Clinton is not the party nominee.
Some conservative Republicans have said stormily they’ll vote for the Democrat over McCain because they think he’s too liberal.
Historically, the majority party in the U.S. House loses seats following off-year gains. So Democratic leaders began this election season believing that with an unpopular Republican lame duck president, a stalemated war and a faltering economy, they could beat those historic odds dramatically.
They still do. But now that optimism has an asterisk next to it.
Hillary Clinton, buoyed by her win in the Pennsylvania primary, piled pressure on top Democratic Party officials who hold the key to her gripping White House feud with Barack Obama.
If you haven’t viewed the “attack” ad that is generating so much anger against Hillary Rodham Clinton, at least in the Ivory Tower offices of The New York Times and among many Barack Obama supporters, you owe it to yourself to watch it.