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Point of Interest
Another false hood perturbed by Neo Cons was to compare the future of Iraq to that of post war Japan. Well this was a load of crap because the Japanese people only followed the Emperor .
Post war the Emperor was retained and played ball with MacArthur all of which lead to Japan bright future. Clearly there no such Emperor figure when it comes to Iraq and Bremer should be in a jail cell.
Fox did use the same event style that the ABC/Facebook gathering employed. I was glad to see that. It’s a very revealing presentation, and it lets the vewer get a better feel for just how honest, earnest, or genuine a candidate really is. In this case, I had the impressing that Fred Thimpson was just being himself while the others were posturing.
Obama continues to ride the wave. He's still long on sentiment and short on specifics. Hillary knows that . . she's not in any real danger just yet. If I were on her team, I'd suggest that Obama be allowed to run wild for the moment while a greater effort is made to break Edwards.
Obama can be brought into line at a later date, when he's had enough media exposure to demonstrate his lack of substance. Obama has few troops on the ground in many States. Whoever wins in the Democratic party will have to raise another one hundred million dollars. Hillary can. Obama can't.
McCain gets a bump out of New Hampshire today, but it won't translate in to cash. He and Huckabee are in the same boat. They have big numbers and small bank accounts. It's worth noting that Ron Paul has more money than both of these men put together.
SpeakerofTruth posted on 7/19/2007
I personally view Obama a much more viable candidate than either Hillary or Edwards.. While it is true that there is not much to base this on, given that Obama has only been a senator for one term, I just personally don't feel comfortable with either Hillary or Edwards.
Hillary wins by two percentage points. Hillary's "inevitability" is in the trash, and Obama just got his first reality check. From here on, it's all serious. I'll stand on what I said since the day I first logged in to ATS. Hillary may not win by a wide margin, but she will be our next President. A Clinton - Obama ticket may still be in the offing, and there's not a Republican in the field who could stop it. It's worth pointing out that exit polls show many voters were casting ballots to express their displeasure with the Bush43 administration. More than anything else, this election will be a referendum on the war, and Bush's failed economic policies.