Obama Campaign Tries to Soften Biden’s Warning — About Obama
(FROM: CNS News)
“Mark my words,” Biden was quoted as saying. “It will be not six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember, I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said: Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Yeah, Joe … in an election where the guy at the top of your ticket is trying desperately to make it all about the economy rather than national security and foreign policy, this helps. You know, back on August 19, I correctly predicted that Obama would choose Sen. Biden as his running mate, and warned that unless Biden could “forego tradition and avoid sticking his foot in his mouth,” his selection could violate the cardinal rule of VP selection — do no harm. Little did I know that Obama would truly be the teflon candidate and nothing short of crucifixion (figuratively, of course) could derail, or even slow, his candidacy.
- Rudy Giuliani: “If a Republican had made these statements, it would be on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow saying that they were raising scare tactics.” (Human Events)
Obama’s Secret Campaign Cash: Has $63 Million Flowed from Foreign Sources?
(FROM: Newsmax) With $150 million collected in September alone, Barack Obama has now received $605 million in campaign donations. Stop for a moment, close your eyes, and think about that. Six hundred and five million dollars. Six hundred and five million dollars. That’s more than two dollars from every single living American man, woman and child. That’s amazing. What’s not so much amazing and disgusting, however, is that ten percent of that has come from questionable if not foreign sources, and many of the examples of Obama’s blatant disregard of campaign finance laws are going unchecked. This, my friends, is why I was far from surprised when Obama broke his promise to take public financing. After all, why would he? He was pulling in more than $50 million each month at the time, mostly from donors who hadn’t even come close to the limits (not that he’s paying attention to the limits anyway). The long-term consequences of this, too, is equally clear — I cannot imagine another presidential candidate in the future taking public financing again.
Bernanke Endorses Obama
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) While I agree with the Journal that something seems strange that such a traditionally apolitical figure, the Federal Reserve chairman, is thrusting himself into the presidential race with just two weeks to go before Election Day, I am not at all surprised. First, Obama is up in the polls, rather convincingly if you believe those sorts of things. Second, an Obama administration, with its hopes and dreams and aspirations of exponentially expanding government, would likely proportionally increase the power vested in the Fed. On the other hand, should McCain get in, there’s no guarantee he’d have a job anyway. Simple, really. Doesn’t do much for his credibility, but since when does anyone care about credibility anymore? If you lean to the left politically, after all, you have a fairly concrete and permanent “get out of jail free” card from the mainstream press. Heck, in the case of Barney Frank and friends, you get one quite literally.
- Obama Talks Nonsense on Tax Cuts (The Wall Street Journal)
- Socking it to Small Business (The Wall Street Journal)
Don’t Forget the Undecided Voters
(FROM: American Thinker) I’ve heard twice now, from two different plugged-in people, that a leaked memo from the Obama campaign has him leading by a meager two percent in Pennsylvania, a far cry from the more than ten point difference being currently reported by RealClearPolitics. My point, and really the bottom line of this article, is that we will not know who the next president will be until [hopefully] the late hours of the fourth of November. Listen, I don’t have a McCain/Palin sticker on my car because, frankly, I don’t want the word “PENIS” scratched into my hood by some granola-munching, patchouli-stinking, rarely-showered hippie, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be pulling the lever–actually, pushing the button–for McCain on November 4th.
Pat Buchanan: Tribal Politics
(FROM: Human Events) What I don’t get about this whole thing is that Colin Powell never was a conservative to begin with. I think that people assume that his military background lends itself to some sort of right-wing agenda, when I know several people in the military who identify themselves as liberal and generally vote democrat. So, was Powell’s endorsement based on race? Along with some sort of atonement for guiding us into the Iraq War, it absolutely was. And there’s nothing wrong with that! I absolutely love that we have come so far in the United States of America that a black man may very well be our 44th president. With such an ugly past for much of our 230-plus years, Obama’s candidacy is fantastic. Powell should be proud, and has every right to endorse the Illinois senator for whatever reason he chooses — I’d just like to see the mainstream press stop characterizing the endorsement as a testament towards Obama’s readiness to serve as Commander in Chief.
Behind McCain, Outsider in Capital Wanting Back In
(FROM: The New York Times) An absolutely disgusting hit piece. Where are the articles in the New York Times characterizing Michelle Obama as cold, or criticizing her physique? Where are the articles in the New York Times insinuating that the Obamas’ marriage isn’t strong, or painting Barack Obama as a bad, inattentive and selfish husband? They even mention several miscarriages, saying that she endured them alone, and bring up the Times’ hit piece on John McCain from this spring, the one which accused him of having an affair with a lobbyist without so much as one named source going on the record. Absolutely disgusting. The media is out of control. I had the chance while working for a small newspaper in South Carolina during the 2000 primary–I was a registered democrat then!!–to meet Cindy McCain and her husband. She had a short haircut, like Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner’s wife, but was extremely nice and gracious. It disgusts me to see the Times putting out a piece like this.