Published on March 18, 2008 By Island Dog In Politics

This morning, Obama is set to give a "major" speech.  No doubt this is political damage control regarding his association with anti-American and racist Wright.  Well as they say, it's too little too late.  Obama has been associated with this man for many years, and the only time Obama wanted to distance himself is when Wright becomes a political liability.

People aren't buying the story that Obama knew nothing of Wrights beliefs, and it seems many are finally realizing that Obama is not the "savior" that many proclaim.  For the hardcore Obama-bots, they believe anything he says, but for most Americans he is now showing he is a true politician.

I don't know how this will affect the democrats little war they have for the nomination, but this has definitely put a big dent in votes for the general election.  He's going to give a speech today that appeals to minorities and will try to get sympathy from others.  Don't buy it folks.

 

 


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on Mar 18, 2008

You have to love it when the politicians have to make "THE BIGGEST SPEECH OF THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR CANDIDACY".  That's always interesting.  In a few months, it will be a tiny blip.  Hillary is still my homegirl.  I'm hoping this helps her. 

on Mar 18, 2008
Checkers, anyone?
on Mar 18, 2008
I hear he's also flip flopping on this. First he said he never heard the comments of his pastor, now he says he did hear "some" of it. It seems Obama is not as different as one is lead to believe.
on Mar 18, 2008
I'm hoping this helps her.


So are many Republicans. At this point, if Hillary gets the nod, there is going to be civil war in the party.
on Mar 18, 2008
Obama is so damaged at this point, we could probably win the election with Huckabee. You don't win elections when your surrounded by race militants and 'God damn America' types.
on Mar 18, 2008

You don't win elections when your surrounded by race militants and 'God damn America' types.

It all depends on how many people actually remeber this when the voting rolls around and if Obama can put a proper spin on this to make it seem as if he was not at fault. It also depends on how willing the candidates are willing to sling dirt over this and how effective they are at doing it. Politics are and were never based on facts but rather image or what you seem to be. You could be the worst crook in the world but with a staff of spindoctors and a lot of funding you can survive alot of things that probably should have pulled you down. Though from what I have read about this pastor its going to be pretty interesting to see if Obama can get through this one without losing voter confidence...

I just don't see this having as great an effect as some of you guys make it out to be and even though Hillary is slated to lose against McCain by current poles if she gets the nomination that can all change and in all honesty If I have to chose between two evils I'd rather have Obama in the big oval office than Hillary. Though I hope that McCain will get it and also hope that his vice president is someone who is REALLY a conservative because if he kicks the bucket because of old age (which may be very likely) I want someone who I'd actually want to vote for to be in office.

on Mar 19, 2008
Don't portray audacity of hope: most, especially pundits, will give him a free ride. [See my article on the speech  ]
on Mar 19, 2008

Obama is so damaged at this point, we could probably win the election with Huckabee. You don't win elections when your surrounded by race militants

Yes he is damaged, no doubt about.  But remember he has the support of the far left, which caters to "victims", "race militants", and pretty much anyone who hates America.

 

on Mar 19, 2008
I heard several people calling in the morning show saying pretty much the same as the title yet the guy from the radio show felt the need to defend his comments over and over.

on Mar 19, 2008

I don't know CNN, NBC, and other are STILL enamored with Obama. According to their comments you'd think he gave the modern version of the Gettysburg Address or I have a dream speech. Basically he accused everyone else’s pastor of doing the same thing, and placing his grandmother and Geraldine Farraro in the same racist league as the "Reverend" Wright. I suppose nothing rubbed of from his mentor or 20 years. For the believers, a simple question, what flavor of kool-aid is it?

on Mar 19, 2008
Island dog honestly i feel you might in fact be threatened by the fact that Barack a black candidate rather than a democrat please correct me if im wrong but im sure your aware that Hilary is also running for the presidency but yet i here no commentary on her character and political strategies... And as far as sympathy goes please tell me you are not one of those people who live under a rock and believe that race relations in the United States is a concoction or fabrication used by people of color to gain "sympathy" as you so gently put it from there white counterparts....Open your eyes its one thing to support a candidate and dislike there opposer's views its another to bash a mans character, religious beliefs and political campaign because of your own deep rooted hate or fear of the unknown whether you like it or not their's a change in the winds and Barack will not be the last person of color to run for presidency mark my words
on Mar 19, 2008
But remember he has the support of the far left, which caters to "victims", "race militants", and pretty much anyone who hates America.


Yes, but the election will be won by moderates and independents who are now disgusted by Obama's refusal to condemn 'Pastor' Wright.
on Mar 19, 2008
i love how everyone knows exactly who's going to win... This has to be one of the most close minded group of people i've ever seen did this blog start at a right wing convention????
on Mar 19, 2008
es, but the election will be won by moderates and independents who are now disgusted by Obama's refusal to condemn 'Pastor' Wright.


Operative word, now. The Democrats have followed the lead of our lady of dirt, Clinton and are airing each others' dirty laundry now. McCain is still relatively clean, but his turn will come closer to the election than the Democrats'.

Will the voting public remember the dirt of the Democrat campaign, or will they think more often of the fresh dirt unearthed on McCain? Polling and basic psychology suggests the latter.
on Mar 20, 2008
I don't know CNN, NBC, and other are STILL enamored with Obama. According to their comments you'd think he gave the modern version of the Gettysburg Address or I have a dream speech.


I like this--you're right on target. The pundits act like puppy-love-struck children.  
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