Archive for October, 2008

Hmm. This is very revealing.

A CBS reporter complains that the Obama campaign is somewhat chaotic, uncoordinated, not respectful, and the plane stinks? 



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I have learned over the years that a person should be very careful about the friends that he or she chooses to spend time with.  Ideas and philosophies, good and bad, get passed back and forth between the two individuals.  As the years tick by, those ideas slowly creep into the psyche and becomes part of that person.

So what part of the psyche of William Ayes got passed to the man who could potentially be the next president of the United States of America and the leader of the free world?  I didn’t think too much about it, until I read this. John Murtagh gives a chilling account of an attempt on the lives of his whole family by the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist organisation William Ayers was a part of in the 1970’s.

Alarmed, I investigated further, wondering just how close the two of them were, and found this video from CNN.  

Oh dear.  When a man who bombed the Pentagon back in the day decides to host your political coming-out party at his own house, wouldn’t you do a double-take?  If you claim to stand for change and serving our country, wouldn’t you re-evaluate the philosophies of those around you?  Heck, doesn’t Obama have any principles?   (I’m not even going to start on Reverend Wright today.  That’s another post all together – a very angry one.)

I don’t expect lofty principles and proper judgement from everyone I meet. But dang it, I expect it from the person who inherits the power and influence of leader of the free world.  That is a tremendous amount of power to wield, and without proper judgement, principles, and a reverence to God, he becomes the most dangerous individual on this planet.

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Now, honestly, I don’t think 70 million people would tune in to see Joe Biden debate.  He’s not the type of guy who would draw such a crowd. But Sarah however, she’s a different story.  The Republican National Convention was just a warm up – only 40 million tuned in.  The same number as Barack Obama’s speech. Now she commands an audience of 70 million – all thanks to Katie Couric and CBS.  If they hadn’t butchered her interview so badly, not as many people would have tuned in to possibly see her stumble.  So on Thursday night, she had what she wanted: an unfiltered view of Sarah Palin, her policies, and what she stands for.  In front of 70 million! 

Thanks Katie. It wouldn’t have happened without you.

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Wow!  Finally, some of them are coming around.  Credit goes to Wizbang for posting this video of Sarah Palin in a rally in Carson, CA.  Woo hoo!

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In my personal opinion, nobody won the the debate yesterday.  Each candidate had their own style of speaking and explaining the issues, and each one connected to the people who supported them.  That’s fine.  But personally, it was good to see the Baracuda untethered by Katie Couric up on stage.  Sarah Palin knew she wasn’t going to win lots of points with the media, so she might as well target the general audience on TV.  After all, who will vote in November?  The media or the audience? 

I like the fact that she is verbally nimble (if not more) than the political veteran she was standing next to.  I tell you, if she can do that after 5 weeks of practicing and being coached, imaging what she can do with 4 years of experience under her belt (should McCain win and she would have to debate again in his re-election.)  Hillary Clinton must feel threatened now that another star is rising much faster than she did.

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