Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Obama Takes it to YouTube

Obama's campaign is off and running. His calculated decision to go tieless in this video and the fact that his people put it up on YouTube say we are in for perhaps a different sort of campaigning. Setting up a presidential exploratory committee is likely just a technicality and formality that basically means he'll officially announce next month.

I wouldn't mind being a consultant on this campaign. It will be fun to watch. It already runs the risk of being lampooned as too folksy. Sharpen your knives, Democratic co-contenders, this is the new front-runner.

Advice to John Edwards: You are not Bobby Kennedy. Please knock off the drippy poverty talk. You are a very wealthy former trial lawyer with nice hair and a smile. That may have worked on Carolina juries, but this is the Big Show. You can hang out with poor blacks all day long, but Obama is black. You're sounding and looking wimpy these days. We'll need to see some genuine wrath if you're to be believed.

Advice to Hillary Clinton: Sorry, there's nothing you can do. You wore out your welcome the first year of your husband's presidency. Your recent attempts to appear middle-of-the-road are horribly transparent and make you look as though you don't know where you stand. In desperation, you might start calling Obama by his full name of Barack Hussein Obama.

Advice to Chris Dodd: Never in a million years, Chris. Why are you even in this race? The Spanish fluency will serve you well, but you're still an unknown blue-blood.

Advice to Joe Biden: You're smart and knowledgeable, with some great ideas and a sharp wit, but this is a contest of telegenics. The new teeth are nice, but why did you stop at the forehead when you had hair replacement surgery?

Advice to Dennis Kucinich: You're joking, right, Denny? You've got more baggage than a contender has ever carried. You'd be way too easy to slam dunk. They'll start by mocking your veganism. Get out now before it gets ugly.

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  • No....please...do we have to start already? Can't we procrastinate? I still haven't recovered from the rude and thoughtles divisiveness of the last election. When Michael Moore shows up again, I'm going out on the porch and locking the screen door.

    By Anonymous everysandwich, at January 16, 2007 at 10:38 PM  

  • As a former Constitution sate resident, Dodd is an a-hole.

    This will end up being McCain/Leiberman vs. Obama/Billary.

    (Billary knows she won't be strong enough to win solo with a weak-ass VP, so she'll bring Obama and his rising star on board.) Thing is, the country may be ready for only one of them, either the first African American or female president – just not both at the same time. We still have a long way to go in the tolerance dept.

    Dubbya may be stupid be he ain't dumb: GOP wins as he pulls an early October surprise in ’08 and troops are home all of a sudden, taking away the Dem's I Hate The War agenda.

    GOP wins in a photo finish, sorry.

    Sorry FF.


    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at January 19, 2007 at 2:38 AM  

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