Saturday, April 12, 2008

Barack Obama ~ Less hat and more cattle

Perhaps some clarification is needed for Senator Obama's "they get bitter" remarks where he opined folks in "big industrial states like Ohio and Pennsylvania ... cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Then again, maybe he ought to just keep on talking. I personally like the idea that he'll offer a reasoned analysis on issues such as these. There's truth a plenty in what he said. As I posted back in May of 2006 "common sense often can be reconciled with intellectual elitism" and darned if Senator Obama doesn't have that touch. The more I hear him talk the more I hold out hope that he might be a step in the right direction. Use the attention Senator. I suggested this assertive approach when the Reverend Wright mess first started breaking. Jujitsu politics is sort of like earned media in that it's free. He might as well turn it to good. Flip what St. John and Senator Clinton are hurling at you into a positive.

Finally, I can't help but think of how Bu$hCo managed to somehow get the votes of the unwashed masses in 2000 and 2004. The reality that Dubyah is a child of privilege can't be ignored. Daddy Bu$h got him out of Vietnam and he was essentially AWOL for a portion of his time even then. After failure after failure in business, with SEC violations while with Harken Energy that were covered up, he got lucky upon selling the Texas Rangers after a gov't land grab and then publicly financed ballpark so he could buy "a ranch" where he rides around in a pickup with a cowboy hat to cut brush. I also love how reporters do their thing in front of that nice John Deere or a barn or ... It's almost as bad as his Commander Codpiece moment. Bu$h is totally out of touch with the working class. All hat and no cattle!

St. John McCain is the son and grandchild of two high speed Admirals and yet he finished at the bottom end of his class at Annapolis. He married into Anheuser-Busch distributor money. Senator Clinton is better positioned to throw stones here yet she's hardly one of the regular folks. I understand that HRC and her surrogates like Evan Bayh (Senator "Centrist Weenie" from Indiana) will play the hands that are dealt them yet I surely wish they'd look ahead to November. John Gunn

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