Thursday, September 11, 2008

Obama's Executive Experience

Recently, to cover for his lack of executive experience, Barack Obama suggested that his presidential campaign is proof that he can run something. He compared it, in fact, to the responsiblities and experience of a small town mayor, a disparaging -- considering what we know about Obama's feelings about people who live in small towns -- reference to the second line on the resume not on his opponents resume but on his opponent's running mate's, Governor Sarah Palin.

The fact that the Democrat's candidate to be commander-in-chief feels the need to compare himself to the Republican's number two is telling in and of itself. That he needs to compare himself to the number two's entry-level job as evidence that he is at least as good as she is, is telling enough. Barack Obama is wholly unqualified to be President of the United States and he knows it.

But let's give the Harvard-trained lawyer and member of "the world's most elite debating society" his premise. Let's see how his case that his running of his election campaign should act as proof that he can run things well. But has he run his campaign well?

By all accounts this was to be a runaway year for the Democrats. Talk was of an Obama landslide. A corrupt leftist media, some of whom admitted to getting sexual thrills in the form of tingles running up their legs whenever they saw his slender body appear on stage were working on his behalf. Well known tapes of Obama with his mentor were covered up on his behalf, his connection to the mob unreported, his affiliation with terrorists down-played and spun to his advantage. All The Anointed One had to do was say "hope" and "change" and he and Michelle could be proud of America for the first time in their lives.

So how's he doing? How's he managed that landslide? He's trailing in the polls, he's heading downwards and he's taking other Democrats with him.

So, even though we've agreed to compare his resume to the Republicans number two, and agreed to compare his top "executive" experience to the second line on her resume and even though he disparages the small town mayor while attempting to prove that he's presidential stuff by comparing himself to a small town mayor, even at that, Obama fails.

1 comment:

DNC in meltdown said...

from the Financial Times...

Democratic jitters about the US presidential race have spread to Capitol Hill, where some members of Congress are worried that Barack Obama’s faltering campaign could hurt their chances of re-election.

Party leaders have been hoping to strengthen Democratic control of the House and Senate in November, but John McCain’s jump in the polls has stoked fears of a Republican resurgence.

A Democratic fundraiser for Congressional candidates said some planned to distance themselves from Mr Obama and not attack Mr McCain.

“If people are voting for McCain it could help Republicans all the way down the ticket, even in a year when the Democrats should be sweeping all before us,” said the fundraiser, a former Hillary Clinton supporter.

“There is a growing sense of doom among Democrats I have spoken to . . . People are going crazy, telling the campaign ‘you’ve got to do something’.”

Concern was greatest among first-term representatives who won seats in traditionally Republican districts in the landslide of 2006. “Several of them face a real fight to hold on to those seats,” the fundraiser said.

Tony Podesta, a senior Democratic lobbyist, said members of Congress were “a little nervous” after Mr McCain shook up the race with his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate and intensified attacks on Mr Obama.

“Republicans have been on the offensive for the past two weeks . . . You don’t win elections on the defensive.”

The campaign manager for a first-term Democratic congressman from a blue-collar district in the north-east rejected suggestions that Mr Obama had become a liability. He said his candidate would reach out to Republicans and avoid attacks on Mr McCain.