The other night, Joe and I were sharing some excellent wine, Smoking Loon, a wonderful Pinot Noir while discussing the sad state of affairs in our country. Looking at the label the term ‘loon’ of course turned my thoughts to the Democrat presidential candidate. Originally, about a year ago, before I got to know him I figured new, well spoken who knows. Now, after Alinsky, Ayers, Wright and a few other pals of his turned up I see that the guy has strange tastes.
I still think this election is Obama’s to lose, but I think the more we get to know him, the more he has to define himself, the less the pablum of buzz words like hope and change will be able to carry him. I have read his Web site, there are no specifics there either. So I realize the more discussion regarding this man the better. Obama is a teleprompter reader extraordinaire: he gives a great speech. I am not at all sure that a senator who worked 5 months in the U.S. Senate before going on to campaign for president is ready. Maybe 2012 or 2016. His short resume is backing him into a corner and he is looking less like something new and more like the standard small minded political hack. He can do better. We need better.
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