Saturday, October 4, 2008

Knowing the Obamafia

It would be a shame if, after two years of intense campaigning, November 4 arrived without voters knowing the essential details of Barack's background. The degree to which it hasn't been exposed is really bizarre.
Sen. John McCain and his Republican allies are readying a newly aggressive assault on Sen. Barack Obama's character, believing that to win in November they must shift the conversation back to questions about the Democrat's judgment, honesty and personal associations, several top Republicans said.
I don't know why the sort of orchestrated campaign from 527's that was waged against John Kerry hasn't happened in this race, but Barack is dramatically more vulnerable than Kerry was - and it defeated Kerry.

"We're going to get a little tougher," a senior Republican operative said, indicating that a fresh batch of television ads is coming. "We've got to question this guy's associations. Very soon. There's no question that we have to change the subject here," said the operative, who was not authorized to discuss strategy and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

This is what must happen - but it remains unexplained why the campaign has to do it itself. It's much better if the 527's do the attacking and the campaign has the ability to stay on policy issues.

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. appears to be off limits after McCain condemned the North Carolina Republican Party in April for an ad that linked Obama to his former pastor, saying, "Unfortunately, all I can do is, in as visible a way as possible, disassociate myself from that kind of campaigning."

I remain convinced that no one could get elected president carrying the burden of public awareness of relationships like the ones Barack used to get power. But there can't be an informed electorate if no one speaks up! Someone has to spread the word.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's performance at Thursday night's debate embodied the new approach, as she used every opportunity to question Obama's honesty and fitness to serve as president. At one point she said, "Barack Obama voted against funding troops [in Iraq] after promising that he would not do so."

Palin kept up the attack yesterday, saying in an interview on Fox News that Obama is "reckless" and that some of what he has said, "in my world, disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief."

Now that Sarah has returned to the form that made her the most popular political figure in the country, the campaign will get the fire going again, and will get the word out.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama's very unsavory background has to reach the college kids too. What's up with McCain, doe he want to be the president? Thanks to Sarah Palin, maybe she can get the word out on Obama. McCain needs to look into Obama's eyes and let him have it. Anyone who does not know about Reverand Wright, Bill Ayers, dealings with the Chicago democrat machine, etc. should not be allowed to vote.

christmasghost said...

You know...every time the left uses that old canard "one heartbeat away from the presidency" they think they are scaring us. After the votes on the "bail out" bill they couldn't be more wrong.
Sarah should be at the top of the ticket....I could care less about McCain after he just sold us out again........

Anonymous said...

Christmasghost, love that name. Did you give yourself this name because of An American Carol? When I saw the previews for this movie, it didn't look like it would be that funny, but you just knew the movie critics were going to trash it. It's so inconceivable how people can't be truthful, even with themselves. This is so very very sad.