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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:17 PM
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I am still waiting...
to hear Obama show some backbone and tell how he will fight McCain on the foreigb policy issues. I have been looking at them both and their spokespersons on these shows and if he is the nominee he will have to do better. Some of his spokespersons that I have seen on these shows are heming and hawing and getting caught up trying to make a point he needs some new people to represent him to the media.

One person in particular was the guy on wolf blitzer show who used to work for Bill Clinton's campaign just seem to not be able to get his talking points together, they should know by now what they will be up against and get it together...We want to win no matter who the nominee is.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:20 PM
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1. He HAS been showing it. Just listen.
Yesterday he slammed both Clinton and McCain for their war votes. He has been pounding on it. He has been pounding on how McCain is just a continuation of the entire Bush foreign policy. Actually pause and listen to more than just corporate media soundbites and you'll hear it.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:22 PM
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2. I heard that but...
doesn't have anymore to say? I know who voted for what now, tell us some more and go into some detail because the Repubs are ready and waiting and he can't keep giving the same talking points...
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:23 PM
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3. He wants aggressive diplomacy to be used FIRST, instead of military might--I think
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:23 PM by wienerdoggie
that might resonate with a war-weary nation who thinks invading Iraq was perhaps a bad move on our part. He wants to aggressively pursue terrorists in Afghanistan and into Pakistan, if necessary--he's actually to the RIGHT of McCain on this (McCain mocked his Pakistan policy, not realizing it was already the policy we follow now against AQ there). McCain is NOT a foreign policy expert--anyone who thinks he is is mistaken. Obama actually knows qutie a bit--he sits on the FRC, McCain doesn't. I don't think there will be any problem on this score, especially since McCain was wrong on the war--both in waging it, and in predicting how it would go.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:28 PM
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4. These are the speeches I ..
am waiting to hear and everytime I hear him I seem to be hearing the same old speech...
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:30 PM
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5. You hear the same old speech because they keep playing the same soundbites over and over.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:33 PM
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6. I think the problem is that...
he is usually at a rally but, Hillary has press conferences and we see her taking questions from the media and the only time we see him doing this is on a airplane, and these are only short clips. He is letting the media define him..
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:35 PM
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7. No, these are his policies--he set this forth last summer in an official
foreign policy speech and paper. It's his guiding principles. What does Hillary have to point to besides speeches on foreign policy? Obama has worked on legislation to control nuke proliferation and prevent nuclear terrorism, among other things. Here:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2007/04/obama_foreign_p...
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