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Originally posted by ferretman2
Attempting to pick Hillary would doom any chance he has.
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
reply to post by TH3ON3
1) The inevitable post-convention bounce. The RNC came after the DNC (closely, by design), hence the RNC bounce is overshadowing the DNC bounce.
2) Americans are 'conditioned' (for lack of a better term) to respond to loads of symbolism with little substance. Just watch any television advertisement to see tons of examples of this at work. And the Republican Party is very very good at exploiting symbolism. In my opinion, also without much substance behind it. But it sells.
3) The ums and ahs may be a factor. They don't bother me personally, as I believe it indicates he is thinking about his answer rather than spewing sound bites as so many politicos tend to do. I substantially prefer the ums and ahs, and to wait for what is very frequently a well thought out answer that really addresses the question over the quick but essentially meaningless sound bites.
I'm not saying Obama is certain to win; he's not. But the way Palin is dazzling the crowds can't last. In a way, she is, as Republicans brag, Barack Obama's counterpart -- a bold new figure with a compelling biography who energizes the base and even gets a look-see from swing voters, independents and curiosity seekers in the other party. But after they've had a good look, most will move back to Obama.
Or they're almost certain to go back to Obama if he gives them a reason to.
Let's be honest, John McCain and the GOP declared full-on culture war when they picked Christian-right darling Palin over McCain's choice, Joe Lieberman
And after saying he wouldn't attack Palin, Obama himself began attacking her this week -- a role that should be reserved for Biden and surrogates
Originally posted by jetxnet
It's still very close and will remain that way into the debates.
The debates will be the deciding factor for anyone who is not sure to vote for.