Obama-Biden, Dems head to Convention
With each passing day I’m becoming more and more certain that my prediction that Barack Obama will be the biggest flop in history. This past weekend he tabbed Sen. Joe Biden as his Vice President nominee, and while Joe is great for a sound bite and can be a ferocious attack dog, his comments about Obama from the caucuses and primaries have already made their rounds in the media. Heck, the Biden pick has allowed McCain to blast out a very effective ad that show’s Biden in a debate saying that Obama’s not ready to lead, but praises John McCain.
I also found it interesting to see the liberal get all fired up when Biden said McCain was out of touch with the American people in his 7 dining room table jab. To be really honest, that’s really weak material for your first time out of the gate. The liberals are used to the “Bush lied people died” BS, and the best that Obama America and his team of writers could do was line about 7 dinning room tables?
I also question the timing of Obama’s selection. I know the Olympics were going on, and he was on vacation but ever since his European Vacation his campaign has been losing momentum. Sure we were speculation about who he would select, but his campaign failed to make any real news for weeks, allowing McCain (who has to empty his campaign reserves before Sept 4) to aggressively set the tone of the campaign.
I have to give credit where credit is due, John McCain and his staff are running an excellent campaign. Look at how he is handling his VP selection, which we are told will come on the heels of the Dem Convention. It’s brilliant. First, it allows the McCain’s team to rebuild momentum after the country is focused on Obama and the Dem convention, and secondly, but maybe more importantly, it doesn’t allow the Democrats to attack our VP pick at their convention, meaning they will have to spend their time and money in doing so.
In other convention news:
I hear that Governor Culver and a flood victim from Marion will address the convention about the devastating floods. I guess I’m not a big fan of politicizing a natural disaster, especially when the Democrats in the House and Senate decided to go on a 5 week vacation before passing a flood relief package.
I’ve also learned that Jim Leach is going to give a speech, err lecture to the Democrat convention. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am of Leach. It’s not that he’s openly supporting Obama; it’s that he’s killing a very good congressional candidate in Mariannette Miller-Meeks. She is ideal in her district, but Leach’s actions make it difficult for her to rebuild that Leach coalition.
And people say that it’s the right wing killing the party…
Speaking of the Party
It never freaking ends. I don’t know why on earth it is so darn important for Gopal Khrisha to be a national delegate. The dude got removed on the state convention floor and the ICA folks need to accept it. However before you all chime in with your ICA hate, there are many people to blame about the condition of Republican politics in this state. We can start with the major campaigns that have failed recently (Lightfoot, Ganske, Gross, and Nussle). If just one of those would have turned out differently we wouldn’t be in this position today.