posted on May, 27 2008 @ 03:49 PM
frankly. Americans have had two terms of failed extreme rightwing ideology and warmongering from the current Republican administration, I doubt
they're going to elect another Republican President for some time
Actually, picking Obama over Clinton probably solidified McCain's victory.
Polls said Kerry had it in the bag too...look how well that happened....
In the south, and post 9/11, there is simply NO way Obama is going to be elected (and it isn't due to any racial discrimination...it's more of a
religious discrimination issue, and of course, the name). I'm no big fan of Clinton either, to be sure, but the Democrats have (in my opinion) just
basically handed the presidency to the Republicans....
His statement that he wasn't a Muslim, yet lived in a Muslim country and attended a Muslim school isn't going to fly with educated southerners, and
the name alone will make him unelectable with uneducated ones...
If you think that the gay-marriage bit got the closet republicans out in droves last time to go to the polls, it's nothing compared to the threat of
a perceived Muslim possibly becoming president (especially when his name is one-letter off of our most wanted man)! Superficial? Of course. Realistic?
Add to this the fact that he's even more flip-floppy and wishy-washy than Kerry (and doesn't appear to have a stand on ANY side of ANYTHING), and
you've got someone who'll make a good showing at the primaries, where he's in like company...but who'll get trounced in the general
Hey, don't look at me....I'm probably writing in Ron Paul's name on the ballot!