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Senator Obama has indeed bet the farm on his overseas trip. He's going around the world with a rock star's entourage and all the big names from U.S. media. It is, in many respects, teh kind of risk that a young man could take. Senator McCaoun would do well to exploit any and all gaffs. If he does not, his opponent will surely "steal a march" on him.
Obama visit to Afghanistan is fairly standard stuff. It is customary for a opposition leader to meet with visiting world leaders . This allows both sides to get the lay of the land somewhat in the event of a change in government.
John Key will meet with Condi when she comes to New Zealand . In this case due to the nature of the US presidential campaign Obama has made the trip to Afghanistan.
The 1986 Democratic primary for the gubernatorial race saw Alabama attorney general Charles Graddick face Baxley in a runoff election. Graddick won by a few thousand votes, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled he had violated primary regulations by encouraging Republicans to “cross over” and vote as Democrats. [Racism. The election was marred by the constant reference to Baxley’s successful prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan barely 8 years earlier which was still fresh on the minds of many Alabamians.]
The Alabama high court told the state Democratic Party to hold another election or to pick Baxley. This time the party picked Baxley . . [However, in the general election following] a substantial number of Democrats voted against Baxley and for H. Guy Hunt, the GOP nominee.
During his time in politics Baxley aggressively prosecuted industrial polluters, strip miners, and corrupt elected officials. Baxley appointed the state's first African American assistant attorney general, Myron Thompson, who later became a federal judge. There have been many recent articles wondering what the state missed out on when they did not vote for Baxley. The Ku Klux Klan in a letter once called him an "honorary n****r," compared him to JFK and wished him death. [Edited for clarity] en.wikipedia.org...
I will now post my projected 2008 election results for the office of President:
Not as close as most think.
I have seen some reports of U.S. troop snubbing/neglect by Obama, but I will need to see more confirmation of that. If true, it will be bad press for Obama, no doubt offsetting any gains in popularity that this trip may have created. November is when it all matters, and I stand by my prediction. I look forward to seeing yours. Have a great weekend.
I think the old ways of polling are not up to snuff in today's 24-7 "real time" media environment. It kills me to say this, but I think Obama has a lead that's larger than the projections you site. I think it's larger by at least two percent.
As the new work week starts, the ad men will have had three days to formulate their response to the Obama overseas campaign tour. Based on the GOP's reaction over the last two days, I can safely say that they don't fully comprehend what just happened.
Their response to it will be lame, slow, and ineffective. That's unfortunate, since Senator Obama has given them so much to work with. One case in point stands out. On the occasion of Obama's channeling of JKF, the best McCain and his advisors can do is .... Schmidt's Sausage House. Really? is that all they've got? Eek.
As preciously stated in this thread, I think future historians will say that John McCain suffered from the Bob Dole effect. To be fair, I have met Bob Dole, and he just doesn't "get it." Neither does John McCain. I can sense that he's trying. He's giving us his best effort, but it's just not enough. Hurts me to say it, but there it is.
Originally posted by xpert11
Its not impossible that Obama is the dems Reagan. He may just inspire people that there is a better tomorrow if they stick with him and his policy's . If that is the case then the Republicans are stuffed for eight years . Who ever is the next president they are going to find some tough going all round in the current economic climate and dealing with the after effects of the mismanaged War on Terror .