Sunday, August 03, 2008

Obama and Arkansas, Just Doesn't Fit

Whoa! There must be something wrong! I find myself agreeing with John Brummett. Why would Obama want to waste time in Arkansas? Besides, he still has to figure out where Arkansas is on the map.
Arkansas is very nearly the last state Obama would waste time in. So to summarize with brutal candor: Obama's biggest political problem nationally is with white rural voters and that only so happens to be the very group that decides races in Arkansas.

As John noted, these voters have a old, white fart to vote for. Actually, McCain's social and economic politics fits better with Arkansans than does Obama's. Obama is noted for being one of the most extreme socialist, liberal in Congress. Then there is Obama's anti-Americanism. People in Arkansas still honor the flag and our service men. You can be sure Arkansans noted his ditching the wounded at Landstuhl. McCain has been visiting Arkansas because he knows that he's going to get a good reception. There is a point I disagree with John.
A postscript: If Obama carries Arkansas, it'll mean there's one seriously massive national landslide for him. Which there could be.

There's a chance Obama could win, but it won't be a landslide. It'll be very close.


Anonymous said...

In December 1966, when John McCain requested his first combat assignment in Vietnam, Barack Obama turned 5 years old and was enjoying the freedoms a child should enjoy.

As Obama turned 7, McCain had survived a burning jet fire on the USS Forrestal and had just flown his 23rd bombing mission over communist North Vietnam.

In 1973, as Obama reached age 12, McCain was finally released from a prisoner-of-war camp in the Hanoi Hilton.

At age 15, when Obama was still in high school, McCain became the commanding officer of a Naval Training Squadron in Florida. He turned a poorly managed military unit into a distinguished, combat-ready team.

When Obama reached the legal age of 21 and was experimenting with pot and cocaine, McCain declined an admiral promotion and ran for and was elected to Congress.

By 1987, Obama was a young man of 25 and McCain had assumed the office of senator from Arizona (after a successful four-year tour in the U.S. House of Representatives).

At age 36, Obama looked on as Sen. McCain was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential people in America.

Whom do we choose as our next leader? Do we choose a man with proven military and political achievements, or a man with little experience other than a stint as a community leader and junior senator? Decisions, decisions!

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