posted on Dec, 22 2008 @ 02:43 PM
I think some of the news media would jump on anything that might possibly reflect badly on Obama, and some would cover anything that was in the least
sensational in order to boost their ratings. I've noticed how many threads have already tried and convicted Obama of being involved in a
pay-for-play scheme, one even speculating, without any foundation at all, that Michele Obama was one of the candidates Blagovitch (sp.?) was
considering selling Obama's Senate seat to.
My question is, logically, how would Obama be involved if he were, actually, involved? He couldn't be selling his own Senate seat because
Blagovitch is the only one with the power to appoint his replacement. Blagovitch would logically keep all the money and not cut Obama in on the deal.
The other possibility is that Obama wanted to buy the Senate seat for one of his preferred candidates, like Jesse Jackson, Jr. or his wife Michele.
That doesn't make much sense because Obama is the president-elect and his recommendation would probably be strong enough to influence the governor,
who would have a lot to gain from a good relationship with the Commander in Chief. Obama has denied even trying to exert his influence, and I think
that is probably true. Why would he risk his whole presidency on one Senate seat? Blago is a Democrat and would most likely appoint a Democrat
The only thing anybody can prove, at this point, about the two of them is that they're both from Chicago, which has a reputation for corrupt
politics. To assume more because of that is just guilt by association--a tactic some people have used against Obama for months if not years.
I'm waiting for some real proof before I judge either one of them.