Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Because Barack Obama went first he doesn't have to make a mass rebuttal to the statements uttered by the other party at the DNC. That was smart of
him to have the DNC before the RNC.
For those that may be unaware of this, the DNC's convention has been before the RNC's convention for as long as I have been voting...which goes back
I think everything is in favor of Barack Obama right now-- the mass of people who haven't decided who to vote for have probably decided that
Obama is the candidate they want in power-- after they saw Bill Clinton decided that he's ready to lead.
Ah, it is very early yet in this political campaign. Masses of people that are liberally minded have indeed decided to vote for Obama. However, it
is neither the liberals, nor the conservatives, that will decide this election.
As usual, it is the independantly minded, of which I am one, that decide.
And though Bill Clinton is a great politician, and a smooth speaker, it will take more than an endorsement from him, or from Hillary, to assuage the
resentment a whole lot of women above 40 years of age feel for the massive media bias against anyone but Obama in the Democratic race for the
I agree that Obama is ready to lead.
Giving a well written speech is one of Obama's strengths, but being a great public speaker has very little to do with leadership. Decision making is
more a hallmark of a leader, since that is what a leader does the most of.
Obama is smooth and smart, but we know next to nothing about how he decides anything, much less what he believes. Being the most liberal senator in
the nation is great for the idealistic, but it's not always practical, and is often very misleading about how someone thinks and reacts.
This is one of the reasons I prefer Governors to Senators for President, or if a senator, then one that has a long track record.
To me, one of the most startling differences between McCain and Obama is how clearly they know their positions, and how that position translates to
reality. When Russia invaded Georgia, McCain knew where he stood...Obama had three meetings, and spoke three different positions before he reached
the same conclusion that McCain did. That's a scary indicator.
Surely-- John Mccain will try to do something to win over the Republicans that have had their hopes and dreams dashed by the Bush
administration. What can he possibly do to win them over to him?
Again, McCain already has the Republicans, and Obama has the Democrats...those that are undecided will be undecided all the way into the voting booth,
and among them are going to be a whole lot of ticked off Hillary voters, who are saying they will make a statement with their vote.
McCain only has to be McCain...stable, dull, reliable, and a known quantity that is very middle of the road in his thinking, and a proven
McCain will neither win the presidency, nor lose it, unless he says something incredibly inane, which given 30 years of campaign experience, is
Obama could lose it...Because he is young, inexperienced, and without a solid resume. And in a president, people do care that we do not yet know who
Obama is, or how he thinks, or what he will do in any given situation.
So far, Obama has proven nothing except that he holds very liberal views.
It looks like Barack stole the spotlight to me. What are your thoughts on this?
If only the spotlight was all that mattered in a presidential election!!!
It's not, and being a young, smooth talking, good looking guy is not all that there is to winning an election.
Somewhere along the line, Obama is going to have to convince a lot of people that he is not just
that young, smooth talking, goodlooking guy.