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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:29 PM
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Poll question: Is Obama on the offensive enough against McCain?
Every time I turn on MSM it seems like they're airing some clip of McCain criticizing Obama. On the other hand, I almost never see any clip of Obama mentioning McCain at all. Do you think that the stay above the fray strategy is wise for Obama?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Labors of Hercules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:30 PM
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1. yes... for now.
after the Repuke convention, the gloves come off.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:31 PM
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2. grind his old ass into the ground.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:31 PM
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3. It's awful early to be on offense.
Obama's got to build himself up first. Then go on the offensive.

McCain's blowing his "Obama's a traitor" wad four months too soon.

I'd expect a VP pick before he goes on offense, and the VP will likely be doing most of the work in that regard.
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:33 PM
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6. You're probably right. How can McCain keep up this narrative for 4 more months?
If his numbers aren't changing with this strategy so far, I can't imagine much difference come early Nov.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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12. He can't.
McCain's washed up.
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:31 PM
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4. He doesn't have to be.
McCain's self-inflicted wounds have been devastating. Obama can just sit on the sidelines and watch McCain beat the tar out of himself.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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10. My thought exactly...
McCain is doing more to bring McCain down than Obama has...

I have this image of McCain whining from the sidelines while Obama, oblivious to his sniveling, just goes about his business assuring the American people the he is ready for the White House...

I almost feel sorry for McCain

...almost

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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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13. Bingo! eom
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:33 PM
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5. Absolutely. McCain looks like a nut the way he's acting. Obama
doesn't have to do anything.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:34 PM
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7. Obama is bidding his time...let the Fool make a Fool of himself....why get in the way?
Besides,,,, all McNesia has ... are cow chips....he ain't hurting nothing...
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:34 PM
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8. He is doing just fine speaking clearly.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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9. Oh yes. Oh, my yes! It's brilliant!
I'm quite pleased with the way Obama is ignoring Sen. Gaffe McBlunder! Like one would ignore an irritating gnat.

I think it's brilliant, and I hope Obama keeps it up! Give McBlunder enough rope and he will hang his campaign all by himself!

I would so like to see a debate though. I've been promising myself that McSame will lose it in public one day. Game over!
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:36 PM
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11. No need for Obama tod do anything, McSames shark jumping boat is warming up as we type.
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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:38 PM
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14. Obama needs to wait until after Labor Day to put McCain down
He needs to give McCain time to botch up his own campaign with some more Gaffes. The Republicans who don't like McCain are lining up to take a shot at him. Obama should be polite and allow McCain's own party the opportunity to hit him a few times.
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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:45 PM
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15. Obama Forces Flip-Flops to Paralyze McCain
Barack Obama triggered a diplomatic revolution and forced flip-flops on one of his main rivals -- incumbent President George W. Bush -- that have paralyzed the campaign of Senator John McCain.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-carmichael/obama-...
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:50 PM
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16. Obama is the best offense-defense candidate we've ever seen.
Here's how it usually works. The Republican goes ugly. The Democrat response in kind. Everyone gets disgusted with the entire system and stays home or doesn't bother to get involved. That ultimately helps the Republicans whose voters will always show up. It erodes democracy more and more in the long run.

Obama doesn't play that game. Obama waits for the other person to go ugly, points out to everyone how sick they are of that kind of ugly politics, and then the person who attacked ends up getting hurt more by it than Obama. He did it in his US Senate primary, general election, Presidential primary and he'll do it again. It works. He needs to stick with it.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:51 PM
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17. I voted No, McCain makes serious gaffes every single day... the MSM lets it slide.. Need to Attack
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:53 PM
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18. He's a brilliant politician and he's leading right now with McCain following...But Rove will come
And the shit flinging will soon start and I trust and HOPE that Obama can handle them. Kerry couldn't.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:55 PM
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19. Without the truth in the mainstream, the race will be closer than
necessary. Impeachment could show the lies the American people believe. Without the truth, he's doing fairly well. The risk is that he will be considered risky as a choice and the man who wants more wars will be considered safe. So the race could tighten.
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:58 PM
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20. Every time they show McCain on TV he loses votes.
And, on the other hand, every time they show Obama on TV he gains votes. You don't have to even have the sound turn on. McCain looks like an old, withered, dried-up weed. Obama is young, charismatic and always, plainly speaking, "looks good."
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:00 PM
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21. It's heating up slowly.
Like a frog in a pot.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:30 PM
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22. The entire DC establishment is panicked. Obama should keep doing wht he's
doing. Obama only has one constituency, the voters. If he attacks McCainus he only provides fodder for the blithering idiots like Gregory and Mitchell.
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President Decider Donating Member (646 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:53 PM
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23. too early to sling mud ...
Slinging soupy mud right now like McShame is doing is foolish and comes across as desperate.

Camp Obama is tellin their man to stockpile his ammo to build up the arsonal .... then "let 'er rip" and dish out a non-stop barrage of MOAB's (Mother of all bombs)later in the campaign ..... when it will be much more impactful and more people are listening.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:00 PM
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24. Obama is using the strategy that beat Clinton. Ignore your opponent.
Speak about your ideas. Sell yourself. Treat your opponent as if they didn't exist.

I think he'll need to draw a little blood in the debates, just to show that he's aware McCain is running too, but this strategy works for him.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:29 PM
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25. Your little bug graphic just had me slapping my monitor thinking it was a gnat. ;) nt
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:34 AM
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28. Hehe...yeah, it's annoying.
I still try to shoo it away sometimes.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 PM
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26. He needs to stay above the fray and let his surrogates do his dirty work for him.
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 PM
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27. We are watching McInsane in small rooms throwing feces this way and that
while Obama is traveling the world and being treated with respect, This is all that needs to be seen on the TV. Beating up a driveling, drooling, spitting, feeble senile old man would not be a smart move. If the aggravated old fart gets dangerous, it might be necessary to point it out and get him into restraints, but for now the only effect McNasty is having is to diminish his own capacity to do harm to others.
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