So, we have it. Last night's primary results point to the fact that Obama will now stop beating up on Hillary and focus on McCain. Hillary will be out soon enough.
Obama, in his victory speech, said he would not be focusing on 'distractions' as his opponent will. He doesn't know John McCain. That's the problem with a rookie. Obama is lucky he's running against John McCain and not a more traditional candidate. Mr. Change is just another politician groomed by the machine on the south side of Chicago and thanks to the long primary process, there is no more denying who he really is. Obama thought he'd write his own story, like in his two books at such a young age, and repeat catch phrases that intrigue audiences as he used his oratory skills in speeches on teleprompters, never really fleshing out specifics and slide on into the nomination.
John McCain, not one to get down into the mud in a campaign, will not have to do it this time either.
Obama's associates will be a problem for him , like it or not. Now Obama fakes disgust that Americans question his association with Bill Ayers, the Weatherman terrorist and neighbor in Chicago. He forgets, I guess, that when he ran against Bobby Rush for his congressional seat, and lost, the race was billed as the Black Panther vs the Professor. See, it's ok if Barack is doing it.
Now we will all be called racist for opposing Barack Obama, the first viable black American running for President. Never mind he is the most liberal Senator in office or his questionable judgement about people with whom he associates. Never mind his bitter and angry wife out on the stump playing bad cop to his good cop. Oppose Obama? Racist.
It will be an interesting general election season.
Stephen King, the horror story writer and Obama supporter, for the record, is blasting Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters.org. Sheppard wrote of a remark King made last month at a writers symposium for high school students: "I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on tv, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't then you've got the Army, Iraq. I don't know, something like that. It's not as bright." Accompanying King were his wife and son.
After the remark went public by Sheppard, King encouraged fans to e-mail Sheppard to shut up. Yes, shut up. "That a right-wing-blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt."
Oh, yeah, he said he supports the troops.
He just thinks they are not able to read or get another job.
If he wanted to encourage students to read, he would have said they should be readers. That's what others do when they visit groups to encourage literacy. Do you think Laura Bush says to them they should read or end up in Iraq?
Didn't King remember the idiocy of John Kerry's botched remark that he claimed was a joke when he was caught saying if students don't do well in school they end up in Iraq?
He supports the troops.
He just thinks they are stupid.
John Kerry also supports Obama.