Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama VS. McCain

"Last weekend's McCain-Obama protodebate made it clear why Obama won't keep his promise to debate McCain "anywhere, anytime." McCain, with a robust resume and details at his fingertips, won big.
...After what happened at Lake Forest, Calif.'s evangelical Saddleback megachurch Saturday evening, we may have found that debating is Obama's Achilles' heel..." (source)

It would seem that both candidates have decided on their Veep choices. Barack is rumored to let his pick be known as early as this Wednesday. And McCain will divulge on the 29th. Obama's got a great cyber-scam running right now: supporters can sign up to be the first to know the VP choice via email alerts and text messages. While you are signing up (via his website) to garner this exclusive knowledge, you are also agreeing to be sent all kinds of other campaign SPAM with no way of opting out.

But, the most interesting Obama story of the weekend in my opinion...well, it was covered by Jay over at Stop the ACLU. I guess now that the MSM is finally talking about John Edwards love child, they can't also be expected to out their Chosen One's lies...

Isn't it big news when a leading candidate for president of the U.S. admits that since 2003 he has been lying about a vote he once made? Even more to the point, isn't it big news when the candidate himself was on TV not long before that admission saying that everyone else is the liar? So, why is the media silent on the 180 degree about face that the Obama campaign has just made concerning Obama's BAIP vote? Go Read the story here (or HERE if you have trouble with the first link).

And another Obama turn-around here in Philly's local media:

"... According to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the local Democratic Party chairman, Sen. Barack Obama's general-election presidential campaign in Philadelphia will be run different from his primary operation, which relied more on volunteers than on Democratic ward leaders and did not provide street money on Election Day.

"We're not going to pay for votes or pay for turnout," Obama said before the Pennsylvania primary.

But Brady said that the campaign has promised street money to pump up turnout in November. And now that Obama is the official nominee, his campaign will team up with the city's Democratic ward leaders, who traditionally help get out votes..." (source)

I'll translate for all you non-Philadelphians...this means that the campaign will be paying people $150 - $250 dollars to distribute literature. It also means the labor union bosses will be obliged to get their goons out knocking on doors and dragging driving people to polling centers. The only problem is all the Union sheep I know were counting on Hillary being the nominee...

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