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Posted March 7, 2008 6:18 PM
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by John McCormick

CASPER, Wyo. – Campaigning in Republican-leaning Wyoming today, Sen. Barack Obama left out one of his standard joke lines: the one about being disappointed to learn recently that Dick Cheney is a distant cousin.

The riff (at the vice president's expense) usually gets big laughs in front of Democratic crowds, but Obama dropped it from his first appearance in Cheney's home state, a place that will hold its presidential nominating caucuses Saturday.

"It is great to be in the Cowboy State," Obama started his appearance here in front of a crowd his campaign said totaled about 1,200.

The Illinois Democrat also responded to Sen. Hillary Clinton's suggestions earlier today that he is not as committed to a rapid Iraq withdrawal as his campaign rhetoric suggests. In making her case, she had used a BBC interview with an Obama adviser who stepped down from the campaign today.

"Sen. Clinton used this to try to imply that I wasn't serious about bringing this war to an end," Obama said. "I don't want anybody here to be confused. I was opposed to this war in 2002. If it had been up to me, we would never been in this war. It was because of George Bush, with an assist from Hillary Clinton and John McCain, that we entered into this war…I will bring this war to an end in 2009, so don't be confused. Don't be confused, when Sen. Clinton is not even willing to acknowledge that for voted for war…I don't want to play politics on this issue because she doesn't have standing to question my positions on this issue."

During the question-and-answer portion of an event at a recreational center here, Obama was asked about the nation's space program.

"I grew up on Star Trek," Obama said. "I believe in the final frontier."

But Obama said he does not agree with the way the space program is now being run and thinks funding should be trimmed until the mission is clearer.

"NASA has lost focus and is no longer associated with inspiration," he said. "I don't think our kids are watching the space shuttle launches. It used to be a remarkable thing. It doesn't even pass for news anymore."

Obama also used a new line to respond to a Clinton ad that suggests he is not ready to handle a White House crisis during the middle of the night.

"That was designed to feed into your fears," he said. "What do people think I'm going to do? I'm going to answer the phone."

Dr. Curtis Li, a Casper cardiologist who attended the event, said Obama's visit helped secure his vote.

"This helps confirm my convictions," he said. "Seeing him in person … enforces my decision."

Before the town hall, Obama stopped at Johnny J's Diner in Casper to pose for photos and shake a few dozen hands.

"Sorry to cause a ruckus," he said as he walked in. "I was just coming in to get a burger."

Obama did indeed order a burger (with cheese) and a vanilla shake. He toyed with the idea of a slice of pie, too, but passed.

As the cameras and cell phones snapped photos, Obama worked both sides of the restaurant, shaking dozens of hands.

Chris Crossen, 49, a self-employed financial adviser who works across the street from the diner, stopped Obama to ask him about his health care plan.

Later, Crossen said he is an independent voter who plans to vote Saturday. He said he remains undecided, but knocked both Obama and Clinton on experience. "Neither one of them has a lot of foreign policy experience," he said.

Obama was asked by a reporter about the latest flap over one of his advisers and whether he was being drawn into a knife fight with Clinton.

"No," he said. "I wasn't…drawn into a knife fight."

But Obama did not want to further discuss the matter.

"Let me talk to the folks," he said. "Thank you."

As Obama was about to walk out of the restaurant, he learned that there was a high school journalist in the diner and said he wanted to stop to answer a few questions.

Mollie Smith, 18, the editor of the paper at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, asked him why it was important to come to Wyoming and whether he thought he could win over any Republicans here.

"We've got a very close election in the Democratic primary and Wyoming is going to be caucusing on Saturday," Obama said. "So, people who want to participate in the Democratic caucus, they have a chance to choose who the next Democratic nominee is going to be. And I'm very excited about getting some support here in Wyoming."

Obama said he hopes to win over some of the state's Republican voters.

"Usually we get Republicans to come to our town hall meetings, and some of them already support me and some of them are just curious and want to find out what I have to say," he said. "Hopefully, we change some minds in the process."

After walking outside the diner, Obama seemed a little confused about where he was on this sunny day. "It's really nice in Wisconsin and Wyoming," he said without missing a beat and just before getting into an SUV.

Obama will spend about eight hours on the ground in Wyoming, a state with a population of only about 500,000 and with just 12 pledged delegates up for grabs on Saturday.

The state is the 44th Obama has visited since he announced his presidential bid in February 2007.

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Wyoming can do us all a favor and shut Hillary Clintons big mouth by sending her a message. Your an underhanded, mudslinging MONSTER!!!

Barack Hussein Obama 2008


Don't worry Barack, I'll be happy to join the campaign and tell Bush/Cheney/McCain jokes for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR7CH9zvD6s


It would be almost to easy, they almost write themselves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6uSSpvUgM


Don't vote for a third Bush term people!
http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushmccainhug2.htm


Hilary Clinton is a monster and the more she attacks... the better it is for Mr. Obama..

She only looks like a power hungry pig.


His foriegn advisor that is advising him on foriegn policy has been forced to resign. Now what is he suppose to do about answering any questions on foreign policy when it is foreign to him? Sounds like a "Problem from Hell."


Funny what writers focus on and ignore. Wisconsin was his last big win, and Obama passed on a pie.

Now here's what should be a huge story.

CBC exonerates Obama.
American media ignores the story. Hmmm

http://www.liberalavenger.com/2008/03/07/cbc-exonerates-obama-on-nafta-charge/


Hello Cleveland!


I'm so sick of hearing the same line. I want the Clintons back right now. Things were so great when Bill was in office, it only follows to reason that HIllary will be just as great. She really relates to how tough things are. I've been laid off of 3 jobs in the last 5 years, but HIllary is the right person to bring back the textile mill that closed - she says so.

She may be rich, but she's pure common-folk. I also like her because she's a strong woman - just look at how she gave Bill the heave ho when he cheated on her... well at least she was mad and she related to us about how tough things can be. She's so vetted!

Hillary went to a lot of countries and fixed a lot of problems in the 1990s. That's why I think Obama is just ridiculous. Hope and Change? Please. Things will be fine if we just get Bill and Hillary.....or Hillary and Bill back in the White House


Listen up Wyoming - Obama will fix your computer! http://obamawill.com explains it all.


I FEAR THAT OBAMA is torn and may think he needs to Re-Direct his focus to bringing out the present & past history of the Clintons - WHEN I THINK HE'S "PROMPTING" ALL OF US TO RESEARCH AND BE AWARE NATURALLY. So Let us all encourage him to STAY STEADFAST TO the Belief in Bringing us all together to make a more Caring World is the most Revolutionary Courageous and Transforming thing he could continue to concentrate on. Let us encourage him to continue lifting the hope, hearts and spirits of a So So tired PEOPLE.....
Don't lose sight and fall into the same old political traps Obama
I HOPE the American People will stand in agreement with me...
Mist


Something everyone should know is that Barack Obama has been the victim of a false e-mail "whispering campaign" that he is Muslim and does not say the Pledge of Allegiance. This has been proven false hundreds of times by newsweek, CNN and other reliable news outlets, and can be checked out on snopes.com and various other urban legend fact checking websites.

The Clinton and McCain campaigns have both been party to this slime by saying Obama's not been "vetted", by emphasizing his middle name, Hussein, and by saying that Obama's wife is not patriotic, thereby keeping the idea viable in the minds of susceptible voters. This country is better than that. Our founding documents declare that we must be better than that.

Obama is a committed Christian who speaks openly about accepting Christ into his life, and about the role our individual faiths have in the public domain. He taught Constitutional Law in Chicago, and introduced a bill in Illinois that required high school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school. He's literally putting his life on the line to run for President because he loves this country and the promise it holds for Liberty and Justice for All.

I respect the rights of those who choose not to vote for Obama because of his policies, or simply because another candidate appeals more to their personal ideals. But this country deserves to know the truth, and those who would lie about a good person in order to seek office do not deserve the privilege of serving the people of this country.

One of the men on 60 minutes last Sunday said he liked Obama but was not sure about voting for someone with his "background". I wonder how many others have been fooled?

As an Obama volunteer I encountered many voters in Ohio, Wisconsin and Rhode Island who seriously thought Obama is a Muslim. Word of mouth and email blasts, coupled with the innuendo by the Clinton and McCain camps and bolstered by Hannity and Limbaugh, have done a great deal of damage. Even if you support another candidate you must view this kind of lying smear as immoral and harmful to our democracy. It's time to say "enough" to this kind of politics. America, we're better than that!


hillary a monster? this thing is getting crazy. YES WE CAN. Go Obama. This here is a song to rally the masses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKKYnFFemY


I went to school at the University of Wyoming in 1974 ( Matthew Shepard, R.I.P. :( )

Picture this horrible deja vu: Billary Clinton staring sternly into the camera and saying, "I did NOT have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky !"


I do not see any confusion about the state here. It's weird how these 'journalists' come up with their titles. Wouldn't a more objective title like "Obama Mingles and Speaks at Town Hall" have served the purpose? It's just crazy how they try to sensationalize and create stories.


Everyday the news in this country gets worse. Everyday the economy gets worse. Everyday people are seeing their equity in their homes disappear, their savings shrink as the market continually declines.

I want a President who can set this country on a better course than it is on now. I want a President who can do something about health care, about the economy, about job growth, about restoring our country to a position of respect in the world. I want Hillary. I believe she is the only one that has the experience, intelligence, and commitment to do what it takes. Obama? I don't know anything about him, so how can I trust him to lead this nation? I mean - who is he? Maybe if I were black or young I'd feel differently. Maybe then I would not care about his total absence of any track record. But I have enough experience living that I know it takes experience to lead, to take on a heavy burden for the benefit of us all. It takes Hillary.


I am very sorry for some Obama's supporters, including a colleague who called Ms. Clinton a monster today. I am sorry for many of them who can degrade themselves to this level.

One can disagree with ideas, but should not discard the civility.

Hillary 08!


Well, well, well, looky what we have here: politics as usual?! Say one thing, do another. Lead by example? You are only as good as your advisors. Ever hear of "top down" management? Obviously the Obama team is talking out of both sides of their mouths and if we listen closely, the deafening sound of hypocrisy is obvious. Transparent government? Only what I want you to see. Give me a break! Mr. Obama you have some explaining to do on a number of issues, not the least of which is why you can't control your own staff. The "we have run out of time", or "I was busy" or "that was a boneheaded move" doesn't cut it when explaining the latest mess-up! Not with the press and not with the American people. If you are going to run for President on the platform of “change you can believe in” or "new politics", then you’d better do it. Actions do speak louder than words.

Go Hillary! A proven, tested, vetted leader ready to go to work for us on day one!


Obama's only driving force in this campaign is his promise of bringing new politics. That is what a lot of rich liberal elite folks go goo goo over him. He has style, he has charisma. That is all he has.
He is thin on experience. Just only 3 and half years ago, he was a state senator who could not keep track of his own district.

He may pretend to want to go head to head with Hillary who has the experience debate in public. Internally, his camp is scare that the political neophyte like him will get nailed by more experienced Clinton. Let us face it, Obama has to get off from his white horse to engage Hillary Clinton successfully. If he did that, he would lose only campaign theme, ---new politics. Politics of making nice speeches, and nothing else. If he were to get the nomination, he would be toasted by the GOP with his nice speeches.
Hillary Clinton, is better president, and a better candidate to defeat John McCain. Democrats will take the White House, with Hillary as President, and Obama as Vice President. We will have the presidency for the next 16 years.
Joe


Obama is a s viable a candidate for president as Jesse Ventura was as a governor for Minnesota.

Sure, he's popular, much like the pro-wrestler was, but how many gimmick politicians do we need?


Mr. McCormick, don't let anyone say the press is going easy on Senator Obama. Your headline on this story is utterly unfair and misleading. Obama's free to make the jokes he wants to where and when he chooses to.

Your headline seems to imply that he made some stupid error in a speech in Wyoming and thought he was in a different state. I am personally offended and believe you owe the Senator and his supporters an apology.


I like that song!


His foriegn advisor that is advising him on foriegn policy has been forced to resign. Now what is he suppose to do about answering any questions on foreign policy when it is foreign to him? Sounds like a "Problem from Hell."

Posted by: Texas Democrat | March 7, 2008 7:29 PM
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Texas Democrat, rest assured, Mr. Obama has engaged another superb Foreign Policy expert! And Mr. Obama is certainly more knowledgeable in foreign affairs than is Hillary. If I am not mistaken, he is in the foreign affairs committee in the U.S.Senate.

By the way, it wasn't Mr. Obama's campaign that talked to Canada about NAFTA. He has been exonerated!!! It was the CLINTON campaign that called Canadian leaders and told them not to be concerned about NAFTA, it was only a political campaigning tool.

Looks like Ohio and Texas got screwed by Hillary!!!


London power brokers are opening up a full attack on Obama, via the Obama case, sometimes called the Rezko-Auchi trial. Too bad for them, Hillary is not eliminated by now.. which was their plan. So, to make Bloomberg, the real President of the US, it looks like they will have to shove them down McCain's throat.
Let's see if Sen McCain can stand the pressure from the "Ali Bloomberg and His Forty Thieves."


His foriegn advisor that is advising him on foriegn policy has been forced to resign. Now what is he suppose to do about answering any questions on foreign policy when it is foreign to him? Sounds like a "Problem from Hell."

Posted by: Texas Democrat | March 7, 2008 7:29 PM
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Texas Democrat, rest assured, Mr. Obama has engaged another superb Foreign Policy expert! And Mr. Obama is certainly more knowledgeable in foreign affairs than is Hillary. If I am not mistaken, he is in the foreign affairs committee in the U.S.Senate.

By the way, it wasn't Mr. Obama's campaign that talked to Canada about NAFTA. He has been exonerated!!! It was the CLINTON campaign that called Canadian leaders and told them not to be concerned about NAFTA, it was only a political campaigning tool.

Looks like Ohio and Texas got screwed by Hillary!!!



hillary a monster? this thing is getting crazy. YES WE CAN. Go Obama. This here is a song to rally the masses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKKYnFFemY

Posted by: realbraveaudio | March 7, 2008 8:15 PM
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Thank you for sharing this audio with all of us; it is absolutely awesome!!

OBAMA 08 - YES WE CAN!!!


How McCain will win if obama is the Democratic nominee.
REZKO
Auchi
Alsamarrae
All three of these Middle Easterners backed Obama. All three are world renowned crooks in political circles. All three have deep ties to Obama. Don't take my word for it google them for yourself.


Why is nobody asking the hard questions about this sweep through Wyoming, like what did he have on that burger? I take Obama for a mustard and onions kind of guy.


IT IS 3:00 A.M, THE PHONE RINGS, AND THE WORD IS THAT THE CHINESE DICTATORSHIP IS MAKING A SERIOUS PROBE OF U.S. DEFENSES ...

ARE THESE THE PEOPLE YOU WANT ANSWERING THE CALL TO THE WHITE HOUSE???


Bill Clinton profits from company tied to felon, China

March 7, 2008

By Jim McElhatton - The spring before his wife began her White House campaign, former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon and backed by the Chinese government, public records show.

Mr. Clinton had gotten the nonpublicly traded stock from Accoona Corp. back in 2004 as a gift for giving a speech at a company event. He landed the windfall by selling the 200,000 shares to an undisclosed buyer in May 2006, commanding $3.50 a share at a time when the company was reporting millions of dollars of losses, according to interviews.

A spokesman for the William J. Clinton Foundation declined to identify the buyer who was willing to pay so much for a struggling company's stock, saying only that the transaction was handled by a securities broker. It occurred seven months before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her bid to run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

The spokesman, Ben Yarrow, declined last week to say whether Mr. Clinton knew about the Chinese government's connection to Accoona or the felony fraud conviction of one of the company's founders.

"President Clinton gave a speech; he did not endorse a product," Mr. Yarrow said.

The $700,000 capital gains was listed on the tax returns of Mr. Clinton's foundation that were reviewed by The Washington Times.

The lack of disclosure about the buyer and the general activities of former presidents' foundations troubles some ethics experts. ...


"RICH R E N Z I SPEAKS"

No McCain will lose because he has too many "SKELETONS" in the closet that has something to "SAY" and R E Z K O is not R E N Z I, John McCains Campaign Manager or maybe ex-no-media-coverage Campaign Manager indicted for "FRAUD" and he is CONGRESSMAN, not your local Investor!

But anyways, Re NZI, Re NZI was HIS NAME.

SO IT'S OKAY TO RECOGNIZE RE NZI, RE NZI AND BINGO WAS THE GAME!


Obama should takr the high road and focus on Insane McCain. He has enough delegates for the nomination already. Forget Hillary. She is a Republican anyway at heart and might run as a VP with McCain.


To Will K... You say you know nothing about Obama so therefore you cannot trust him to take care of this nation but what do you know about Hillary? She has so far been a liar, who feels that it is okay to fabricate stories as long as it is not about her. She can't even release her tax information because it is full of dirty money from dirty people-like the lobbyiests, she has 35 years of experience in playing the shitty washington games but has yet to do anything that sets her apart from any other candidate, she and Bill Clinton are both blinded by power, greed and personal interest that they can care less about the nation. Oh, you think she is one of "us" she was able to pull out 5 million bucks out of her ass to save her campaign, she is no average american. She is rich, will always be rich and couldn't remember the last time she had to iron her own clothes. Let's not kid ourselves. Obama is down to earth, more real than anyone else who is running and will bring fresh ideas to change this nation. Hillary will take this nation down and seek personal gain for all her years if she gets into the white house. If Hillary becomes the president, we will be writing the same old chapter in the american history...just with a new person running the same old games. There has to be a change-we need Obama- we need people to be able to hope again. OBAMA 2008!!!!


Why would Hillary Clinton say that Senator McCain would be good in commander & chief & not Obama. Does she hate Obama that much?


OBAMA CANT BE A PRES, IF HE DOTN AHVE SUPPRT FROM BIG STATES, SO GIVE IT UP HE COULD BE VICE PRES, IF HE WANT TO HE ENEDS TRAINIGN BADLY- GO HILALRY GO- GOOD GFOR THE COUNTRY.


As far as I can tell, there isn’t much difference between the policies that both present. The big difference that I see is in who they are and how they go about accomplishing their goals. If I can coin Hillary in that regard I would say she is “us against them” kind of person. The “us” being the Democrats and within the Democrats those that support her campaign, and within that camp those that have shown log term loyalty. Obama on the other hand is “Together we can do anything” kind of guy. He is about brining as many people as he could in his comp and focusing this collective attention to the issue at hand. In this regard, he is more inclusive and new converts are always welcome.

While this doesn’t seem a lot on the surface, it is a fundamental break to how politics has been done in the past. If you notice, the politics of the past few decades has been “us against them” and in its worst mutation it takes the form of “take no prisoner” approach. The only people that this kind of politics benefits are mediocre politicians who are myopic in their ability to see the big picture. These politicians exaggerate small differences between people to secure their hold on power. Of course the consequence of this style of politics can be seen all over the place. You can attribute every major issue that faces our country to this shortcoming.

It is time for politics of unity and Obama stands tall in this regard. We all need to take a shift in the way we look at politics. We really need to get that we need each other and that the most urgent needs of this country will not be addressed without this shift in awareness. We are not going to remain the world leader for much longer without this shift. It is time to stop bickering and rallying around the candidate that has already articulated this need.


Hilary had all the time to research and talk to advicers regarding the Iraq war. She still made the horrible mistake of sending the honorable american soldiers to attack the innocent country of Iraq. (By the way notice how she never ownes up to it or is apologetic. How then will she be able to make the right decision when it is 0300?
listen to the way she promises to help people in her talk. Sheer arrogance, as a president she is not supposed to help the people she is supposed to work for them


A vote for Hillary is a vote for Bill. One way or another he wants to get back into the White House. Why? Power! Ofcourse! We saw it in his foreign policy, immoral actions, legal entanglements, and much more. Has anyone read the impeachment hearings recently? Just look at the damage Clinton caused in former Yugoslavia - the gates were opened and Kosovo is just the beginning of that disaster. Hillary learned from the "worst"! This is the kind of experience Hillary wants to bring back into our White House. Wake up America!!
To Barack Obama, may God Bless you and guide you in wisdom, honesty, and judgement to lead this nation upwards. May He protect you from the slander and ruthlessness of the Clintons and others who have their own self-interest and power needs above all else.


I know, I know. Facts bog dowm the thought process, but here are a few:

Progressive foreign policy pros focus on Obama
http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5043

Free traders buy into Obama
http://www.cfr.org/publication/15653/


I was a Hillary Clinton supporter until recently. After watching her campaign, and seeing how calm and honest Obama is in comparison, I cannot vote for her..yes I know they are all politicians, and have to play the game, but Obamas the man for me. He is the hope for America. A human politician who is trying to do what's right - Unbelievable!


Nice going Martin Edwin "Mick" Andersen. I wouldn't vote for Hillary for anything...I don't want the Clinton's mucking up the oval office again. Go Obama!


In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better.

The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours' Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

"This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better," he said. "This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."
HOPE OF THE ENTIRE WORLD?

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion's founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.
FOUNDER OF BLACK MUSLIMS HAD A WHITE MOTHER AND BLACK FATHER LIKE OBAMA-

"A black man with a white mother became a savior to us," he told the crowd of mostly followers. "A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall."

Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama's rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics.

Farrakhan's keynote address at McCormick Place, the city's convention center, wrapped up three days of events geared at unifying followers and targeting youth.

It had a different tone from a year ago, when Farrakhan made what was called his final public address at a Saviours' Day event in Detroit. The 74-year-old was recovering from complications from prostate cancer and months earlier had temporarily passed on leadership duties of the organization's day-to-day activities to an executive board.


© 2008 Associated Press.

Since when was now the only time the American people have ever been "hungry for change"? Barack Obama is not the center of the universe. Newsflash: The Obamas did not invent "change" any more than Hillary invented "leadership" or John McCain invented "straight talk."


Will - It seems you want someone else to fix everything for you and all you have to do is turn up and vote one day and it will all be taken care of. Now you can vote for Hillary because she tells you she will take care of it all and fix it - but unfortunately Hillary is given to changing what she says she will do depending on who the audience is. She just wants your vote thanks - and some fat millions for her and Bill's bank account.

No - truth is - if you really want to do some fixing up of things in the US then it is going to take hard work, sacrifice and a whole bunch of people participating. Hillary doesn't have a magic wand to make all the issues go away - and it is a foolish comfort to think that she does.

You need a leader that can get people focused on getting things done, to enhance the collective spirit to both understand the issues and tackle them with determination. American people need to stop being so fearful because it lets people who don't have your best interests at heart to take from you. You need to stand up for yourselves and your country.

Obama is the best bet and he is tune with the issues seen by the younger generation - those young adults and children who inherit America and through which every parent and grandparent achieves a lasting immortality. Each year that the real issues remain with a collective head stuck in the sand, the worse the future will be.

The Obama campaign is much greater than a man, it is not a cult of personality - to say such diminishes the very clear purpose held by the Americans (many well educated) who have used this voice and campaign as a conduit for change.


Gosh, Will K.

You have enough experience living? Obviously not enough to know that it's NOT experience that makes a leader, it's sound judgement and the ability to rally the troops that makes a strong leader. By the way, that thing you're alluding to is management and that might make a good technocrat; it DOESN'T make a good leader. Ask any military person or school teacher.


YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith...


Obama, by nature, prefers to stick to the campaign and issues and believes in a unity this country hasn't known for some time. Hillary is a divisive candidate and is surrounded by divisive aides. Between the wars abroad and the wars in Washington, it is time for a president who can unite the parties and stand up against those who have made our country and government for sale to lobbyists, special interests, foreign interests, and wealthy corporations. Obama can wage and win this battle as President.


I am one of the 25% of Hillary's supporters (according to Pew research) who could never vote for Obama. I have researched his background, and he definitely does not represent the "new" kind of politics which he implies is one of his strong points. Just a few examples: The way he obtained his first elective office by forcing his mentor and friend, Alice Palmer, off the ballot; his connections to Rezko and his unwillingness to provide full disclosure; his deception regarding the recent contacts between his chief economic advisor and the Canadian embassy; and now, his changing story about how he will get us out of Iraq. I also feel that he has been deceptive in the debates and in his characterization of himself and Hillary Clinton. He has also misled the country regarding his alleged "continual opposition" to the Iraq war as a method of countering Hillary's greater level of experience, and when Bill Clinton pointed this out, the Obama campaign played the race card and falsely accused him of calling Obama (or his candidacy) a "fairy tale." I am also concerned about his unbridled ambition which led to his failure to have even one hearing in 14 months regarding Afghanistan or Pakistan on the committee which he chairs, because he was too busy campaigning. At such a critical juncture, I believe we need someone with the experience to tackle the many problems which this country is now facing. To me, his lack of experience coupled with the vagueness with which he sets forth his positions, makes him an unknown quantity with respect to his suitability for the Presidency. In addition, until just recently, he has receive a free pass from the press, and has not had to field the kinds of attacks that the Democratic nominee will most certainly face in the general election. Regarding Hillary's ability to govern, as opposed to Obama, who has only held national elective office for approximately 3 years (much of which has been consumed by his quest for the presidency), Hillary has been in the Senate since 2001. Senators on both sides of the aisle have grown to respect her ability to reach across the aisle to get things done. In the debates, I believe she showed a much more mature and intelligent command of all of the issues presented to her. And, I do believe that it is counterintuitive to think that someone as intelligent as Hillary who was a witness to history every day for 8 years in the White House, would not have learned valuable lessons from both the successes and failures of the Clinton administration, which will help her integrate into the job of President much more quickly.


Commander- in- Chief! Hillary Clinton?

I would hate to think what would happen if the wife of Bill Clinton was answering the phone at 3:00 AM.

In the 9/11 Commission Report on page 128 is: a copy of the Presidential Daily Brief received by President William J. Clinton on December 4, 1998

---- Subject: Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks ----

What did the President do? --- Absolutely nothing! – Clinton had dealings in Middle East with the Bin Ladin family – just like Bush!

Complete details Click the 9/11 commission report below -- Remember page 128


http://www.americanprogress.org/kf/bookmarked%20911%20report%203.0.pdf


CANADIAN OFFICIALS ONLY GOT NAFTA BRIEFING FROM OBAMA CAMPAIGN - NOT CLINTON

The Canada Press reports:

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton never gave Canada any secret assurances about the future of NAFTA such as those allegedly offered by Barack Obama's campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said Friday.

With the NAFTA affair swirling over the U.S. election and Canadian officials skittish about saying anything else that might influence the race, it took the PMO two days to deliver the information.

After being asked whether Canadian officials asked for - or received - any briefings from a Clinton campaign representative outlining her plans on NAFTA, a spokeswoman for the prime minister offered a response F! riday.!

"The answer is no, they did not," said Harper spokeswoman Sandra Buckler.

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gNMJKvj5eQRQBNSeQj3bTyETSagQ


Obama is more likely to get defeated by Mc Cain on national security isssues and experience than Clinton.

See Ambassador Joe Wilson's opinion on Obama vs Clinton on readiness to be Commander In Chief

"Obama's Hollow "Judgment" and Empty Record"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-wilson/obamas-hollow-judgment_b_89441.html
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Dear oh dear.

Watching Obama rhetorics on tv, it seems like the early commies spreading their propaganda. I'm forced to vote for Hillary. Maybe I don't like her, but at least she's real.

Maybe Obama thinks of himself as a Messiah chosen to free our spirits and will.

No, not convincing.


Mr. Obama did tell the Cheney jokes at his appearance several hours later in Laramie - and to great effect. Casper is Cheney's hometown so maybe he was showing a little class not to insult a home town boy in his hometown.

I wonder what you are implying by leading your story that way?

Here is another Cheney saying we have been using in Wyoming since long before he was VP: Dick Cheney before he dicks you."

Sure it is a red state but there are Independents and Democrats here too.

Obama packed the UW basketball arena last night. That rarely happens!


OBAMA MUST HOLD A "MEET ME IN MISSISSIPPI HILLARY" RALLY TONIGHT:

1. HE MUST MOCK HER BY LOOKING FOR HER IN THE CROWD
2. HE MUST ADVISE HER THAT SINCE WOLFSON IS NOT FIRED HE PLANS TO TO GO THE KEN STARR PATH
3. HE MUST ASK HER WHY SHE THINKS SHE CAN GET HEALTH CARE DONE NOW-- SHE HAD HER CHANCE-- 8 YEARS -- AND SHE WAS SO DIVISIVE AND SECRETIVE AND COULD GET NOTHING DONE
4. HE MUST MOCK HER FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE AND ASK HER TO EXPLAIN THE IRAQI EXIT STRATEGY
5. HE MUST MOCK HER CALLING CANADIAN EMBASSY ABOUT NAFTA
6. TELL HER THAT YOU PLAN TO MEET HER IN PA IF SHE DOES NOT HIDE BEHIND ED RENDALL


OBAMA MUST HOLD A "MEET ME IN MISSISSIPPI HILLARY" RALLY TONIGHT:

1. HE MUST MOCK HER BY LOOKING FOR HER IN THE CROWD
2. HE MUST ADVISE HER THAT SINCE WOLFSON IS NOT FIRED HE PLANS TO TO GO THE KEN STARR PATH
3. HE MUST ASK HER WHY SHE THINKS SHE CAN GET HEALTH CARE DONE NOW-- SHE HAD HER CHANCE-- 8 YEARS -- AND SHE WAS SO DIVISIVE AND SECRETIVE AND COULD GET NOTHING DONE
4. HE MUST MOCK HER FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE AND ASK HER TO EXPLAIN THE IRAQI EXIT STRATEGY
5. HE MUST MOCK HER CALLING CANADIAN EMBASSY ABOUT NAFTA
6. TELL HER THAT YOU PLAN TO MEET HER IN PA IF SHE DOES NOT HIDE BEHIND ED RENDALL


Obama is certainly a great speaker, and he has charisma. But if you get past that, I'm concerned about his policy stances (or lack thereof?). I think he'd be a great candidate when he has served a couple more terms as a senator, but the POTUS is not a place to do on-the-job training (consider the past 7 years). I can see us four years down the road in an Obama administration remarking to ourselves: "We wanted change, but we didn't expect this mess!" Look at Obama's voting record, and his leadership experience. My position is that neither Obama nor Clinton can compete with McCain when it comes to experience and leadership. John McCain knows the worst that war can bring from personal experience. I believe he gives due consideration to the prospect of using military force. His *actions* towards eliminating government waste (earmarks) are admirable. His willingness to buck the party line and work across the aisle is exactly the kind of proven, on-the-record, experience we need now, to clean up the current mess.


The "media" is playing games with the public citizens and "flip-flopping" between the candidates. The WHOLE world knows the baggage that the Clintons left behind. It is a sad commentary on the media when they use "double-standards" to enhance one candidate against another. PLEASE do not let the CLINTONS continue to lie to you! Remember, it's TWO of them AGAINST
Sen. Obama!! Go OBAMA Go!
He's running a BRILLIANT campaign against them... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS ON YOUR SIDE!


I find it hard to believe that anyone is gullible enough to vote for this guy. He has practically no experience in national-level politics, he has hardly voted on anything in his short tenure (even when he is there he is non-committal and votes present), he is friends with a known terrorist, what little he has said about foreign policy shows he is dangerously ignorant of world affairs, and to top it all off his middle name is Hussein!! Obama is a wolf in sheep's clothing and the sheep in this country are flocking to his side. Hillary is the lesser of two evils in this case. If Obama wins the primary and the presidency, he will do even more damage to this country than George Bush has, and that would be quite an accomplishment. A vote for Obama is a vote against America.


Once again Obama shows his lack of concern for the future of the USA. Aerospace is the last great American industrial dominance. Yet Obama wants to reduce Orion to a simple taxi to visit the ISS and go no further. He complains that NASA has no vision, but yet going to moon and mars is precisely that, a plan for the future. You want change and hope for the future of this country? Don't vote for Obama.


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