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TPaine7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 11:55 PM
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5. I think it's weak, but only in the wrong context.
I think Obama should come out more strongly on "controversial" positions. I think he let McCain steal some of his thunder on energy. He also could have tried to rally House Democrats on spying immunity. (He still may make a strong stand in the Senate.) He appeared to let McCain cower him on visiting Iraq.

Heller is big and important--historical. I think I recall Obama dodging detailed Second Amendment comments in part based on a pending SC case. Option 2 is ok--and can even be strong--in a confident candidate who picks his battles. It is weak in a candidate who avoids conflict consistently or whose convictions are not firmly held.

I would really like to see Obama crush Bush in the telecom battle. If you can't defeat Bush with his (dis)approval ratings, just how strong are you? I want to see a no-holds barred defense of the Constitution--straight up and down vote, kill it in committee, filibuster, whatever. I don't really care, just crush him and his accomplices. Then silent acquiescence to Heller would be more palatable.

Just my humble opinion.
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