Some have thought that for quite some time, but Noel Shephard at Newsbusters examines an article that surprisingly enough, will be appearing on the front page of the New York Times – that indicates that the New York Times thinks so. Highlights:
These Democrats — 15 governors, members of Congress and state party leaders — say Mr. Obama has yet to convert his popularity among many Americans into solutions to crucial electoral challenges: showing ownership of an issue, like economic stewardship or national security; winning over supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; and minimizing his race and experience level as concerns for voters.
That’s where they have a problem; just as it is with 9% Nancy, democrats aren’t about solutions; they’re about throwing more money at failed government policies and inventing new reasong to grow government bigger. I liked the citizen storm trooper idea that Obama had that was a throwback to Hitler’s stormtroopers.
Democrats just like to play the blame game, and their “blame Bush” strategy, although nonsensical, has gained quite a bit of traction. To imagine that the country’s problems are completely because of George Bush is an oversimplification–but that’s what they’re about–slogans.
Mr. Obama has run for the last 18 months as the candidate of hope. Yet party leaders — while enthusiastic about Mr. Obama and his state-by-state campaign operations — say he must do more to convince the many undecided Democrats and independents that he would address their financial anxieties rather than run, by and large, as an agent of change — given that change, they note, is not an issue.
Wow, that’s quite an admission from “party leaders”.
“I particularly hope he strengthens his economic message — even Senator Obama can speak more clearly and specifically about the kitchen-table, bread-and-butter issues like high energy costs,” said Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio. “It’s fine to tell people about hope and change, but you have to have plenty of concrete, pragmatic ideas that bring hope and change to life.”
Or, in the blunter words of Gov. Phil Bredesen, Democrat of Tennessee: “Instead of giving big speeches at big stadiums, he needs to give straight-up 10-word answers to people at Wal-Mart about how he would improve their lives.”
You mean some voters don’t consider the hype, the rockstar image and the comparisons to Bono enough to vote for him?
That is part of an article that is running on the front page of the New York Times.
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From the New York Times article, “Allies Ask Obama to Make ‘Hope’ More Specific”
I don’t think he’ll “change” because there is nothing behind the smoke and mirrors but….more smoke and mirrors. Nice try, though.
Personally I’d like to see more clarification about that pesky fake birth certificate and try to get down to the bottom of the natural-born citizen issue, which is a requirement for a presidential candidate. Having Indonesian, kenyan and US citizenship simultaneously seems to be quite a conflict of interest for someone running for POTUS, and appears to be a glaring violation of US Election law.
Ah but what do we care about rules, anyway, when Obama bloggers are spamming people from email addresses that don’t belong to them from Obama’s campaign website?
But when that light shines down on us that makes us realize we should vote for him, little details that might bother regular folks, like the lie about his never having been a muslim and the paperwork from his school in Indonesia that says he’s an Indonesian citizen and a muslim under the name Barry Soetoro – and the paperwork for the Illinois Supreme Court -where he lied and claimed no known aliases – will all evaporate into thin air.
Nevermind the fact that Gaddafi himself says that Obama is a muslim and has endorsed him, too! I didn’t notice the “smears” website mentioning that.
After all, the president needs to have star power, and the hype around that should erase any silly concerns we have about his communist mentors like convicted terrorist Richard C. Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, Frank Marshall Davis, etc., or the communist party’s endorsement, or Hamas’ endorsement, his links to Saddam’s Iraq through Rezko and the billionaire Auchi, and all the rest. Those things are hard to wrap your mind around, anyway. The focus should be on “si, si puede” – nevermind where that originates from!
SMASH ON VICTORY-EATING RED ARMY! – Frank Marshall Davis