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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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Why Obama would be an Unwise Choice for the Dem Nominee
rethugs are just waiting to rip him to shreds....would he fold?

they are just waiting to attack....

The Washington Post March 5, 2008 Wednesday

HEADLINE: OBAMA: In the Weeks to Come, A Costly Battle on Two Fronts

BYLINE: Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray

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Obama aides also expect to take concentrated fire from McCain (Ariz.) and his Republican allies, who have already begun raising questions about the 46-year-old Democratic senator's credibility, authenticity and even his patriotism.

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But Democratic leaders outside the campaign are worried that a candidate who cruised through his only Senate campaign, in 2004, does not know what is about to hit him. Republicans are already planting the seeds for a negative campaign designed to make one overarching point, said Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), an Obama supporter and informal adviser: This man is not who you think he is.

"You have to question whether he is equipped to deal with the complex and serious issues that are facing the nation," said Danny Diaz, the Republican National Committee's communications director.

Republicans such as Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.) have used Obama's decision not to wear an American flag on his lapel to question his patriotism. Virtually every day, the Republican Jewish Coalition sends e-mails to Jewish voters questioning Obama's commitment to Israel. And darker e-mail and Internet campaigns continue to falsely suggest that Obama is everything from a Muslim to a terrorist sympathizer.

McCain has already made clear how he will try to brand Obama if they are opponents in November, drawing on the Illinois Democrat's Senate votes on abortion, taxes and guns as evidence that he is out of the mainstream. But more broadly, Republicans are poised to offer what they consider a stark contrast between McCain's lifetime of experience -- in war, in the Senate, in politics -- and a caricature of a young, inexperienced neophyte with little but fancy rhetoric to offer.

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McCain's advisers say they think their candidate will be more effective in convincing the public that Obama is not ready to lead the nation, especially during an economic downturn and while waging two wars overseas.

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If Obama finds himself forced to defend his patriotism before a skeptical electorate, he will be in deep trouble, Vilsack warned. But, he added, "what's the alternative, ignore it? We paid a price in 2004 for thinking the charge wouldn't stick."

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"What Barack has shown is the ability to raise a prodigious amount of money. The one thing I don't know that Barack has proven is, can he take a sustained attack?" asked one unaffiliated strategist.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:44 PM
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1. Somebody better tell Rush, Beck and Coulter that they should switch their endorsements
from Hillary to Obama then.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 PM
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2. "especially during an economic downturn and while waging two wars overseas."
Whose fault is the economic situation?

Whose fault is it that we invaded Iraq?
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bleowheels Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 PM
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3. For everything that the Rupublicans will use against Obama, there are 10 more that...
they will use against Hillary. Do not think that they, the Rupublicans, have not been saving up things to use against Hillary. If you think the media and pundits are biased against Hillary now, wait until September and October. Even little kids, puppies and kittens will be biased against her then!
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:49 PM
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4. So lets see then
Hillary would be the "perfect" nominee because she has no "baggage", :sarcasm: no "sekletons" in the closet, :sarcasm: the GOP has "nothing" at all on her they will bring up in the GE, :sarcasm: and every republican "likes" her so much they would stay home or maybe even vote for her! :sarcasm:

Nah, I don't think so!
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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5. Which Democratic leaders?
This is classic FOX-News "some people say" crap.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:54 PM
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7. I always wonder about the motivations to write that kind of biased crap
Are they Hillary voters?

Work for a GOP think tank?

Makes me curious what could cause people to abuse their positions as political commentators to be so transparent.
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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6. Silly idea i know, but how about posting why its a wise choice to nominate Hillary from president r
rather then why its an unwise one to nominate Obama?
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Sulawesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:56 PM
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8. So, a similar article, with different specifics but talking about HRCs vulnerabilities could not
just as easily be written?
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:00 PM
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9. They have nothing against him - it's all fluff. Now Clinton on the other hand....
.....they will tear her to pieces and then drive a mack truck over those pieces. Twice.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:03 PM
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10. More fear mongering, this shit is getting old
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jalynn Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:11 PM
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12. Yes
getting about as old as the Hillary endorsing McCain bullshit
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:09 PM
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11. Why is this being posted and rec'd up?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:11 PM by girl gone mad
In all likelihood, Obama is going to be our nominee. It's well past time to fall in line, and this junk never really belonged here in the first place.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:14 PM
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13. The GOP would run negative attacks against the Democratic nominee?
You really expect us to believe that?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:40 PM
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14. Somehow I don't think Obama will be playing nice in the repug's sand box.
He has his own playground. We'll see how the repug's like playing there.
Even though Obama is not my first choice, he's all we've got. He seems to be able to stand up for himself and hand his antagonist asses back to them quite nicely.
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Jillian Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:41 PM
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15. He can't even handle Hillary, how is he going to handle the rw smear machine?
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:28 PM
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16. I'm sure he's been paying attention for a long time
and has a good idea what to expect.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:37 PM
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17. bwahahahah. Another confused hillkid
he's handling dirrrrty hilly just fine. He's ahead by 155 pledged delegates. She's the one who had every advantage and blew it. Hillpoo can't even handle the new kid on the block. She's pathetic.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:51 PM
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18. Obama already is the nominee.
And he gets to choose who his VP will be.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:05 PM
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19. 1 brief official visit to London and nowhere else...
The Times (London)

December 21, 2007, Friday

'Stay-at-home' Obama comes under fire for a lack of foreign experience

BYLINE: Tom Baldwin in Washington

* No meetings of his Europe committee

* US critic describes 'void in his profile'

Fresh doubts over Barack Obama's foreign policy credentials were expressed on both sides of the Atlantic last night, after it emerged that he had made just one brief official visit to London -and none elsewhere in Western Europe or Latin America.

Supporters of Hillary Clinton, who has seen Mr Obama tighten the Democratic presidential race over recent weeks, say that his relative inexperience contrasts with her extensive overseas travel and personal relationship with many world leaders."

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