We at HillBuzz keep thinking about job interviews. When someone applies for a job, he tells his prospective employer the things he did in his current or past jobs, to warrant the new position he seeks (especially in terms of promotion).
Barack Obama wants to be promoted from the Senate to the White House — but what has he done for the people of Illinois in the Senate? What has he done to reach across the partisan aisle while in the US Senate?
What’s on his Senate resume?
When even his own supporters can’t think of anything Obama has accomplished, it seems pretty clear to us at HillBuzz that Obama’s not ready for any promotion.
“American, our country, is down at the foot of the mountain. And we need someone with experience, who is ready, willing and able to bring America back up to be polished like gold.”
91 year old supporter, Jewel Hodges
Obama smells like old time Chicago politics
We can make two assertions: Mr. Obama is confident in his front-runner status with his eye on the General Election. Mr. Obama can afford to abandon the Primary race and the voices of those yet to weigh in because of a cocksure belief in his grasp on the concerns of the American people from Jackson, to Phili, to Raleigh, to Indianapolis, to Charleston, to Frankfort.
Here is a poll CBS news is doing here in Chicago.
When you are at the site, scroll down a little and you will see the poll in the middle of the page, slightly to the left. The poll reads: “Who do you think has the momentum in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination?”
Right now, at 1109pm 3/7/08, Hillary has 45% and Obama has 55%.
Let’s give her a landslide!
* Note: I voted on the two computers I have access to, and switched both of them through different wireless networks so my IP address was different each time, and have been able to vote numerous times on each computer
First Obama said he didn’t know the guy, then he didn’t know him well, then he only sort of knew him, then he just gave Obama a tour of the mansion Obama wanted to buy, then he only helped Obama buy the Obama Mansion, but of course didn’t want anything in return. “Big Tony” is just a really nice guy, I guess: a nice guy who has inconveniently been indicted.
More likely than not, Rezko is going to take the Governor of Illinois, another longtime Obama supporter, down as his trial proceeds. No one knows what’s going to happen, but there’s no real reason for Rezko to protect Obama, either, as his fate hangs in the balance.
“In a post a few days ago, I remarked on the somewhat contentious news conference that Obama held last Monday in San Antonio, the one that ended with reporters annoyed at its brevity and Obama saying, plaintively, “C’mon, guys, I just answered, like, eight questions.”
Last night at dinner with two of the savviest political analysts I know, one of them maintained that this was an utterance infinitely revealing about Obama — the equivalent of “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is” for WJC or “No controlling legal authority” for Al Gore. I’m not sure I’d go quite that far, but I do believe that it speaks volumes about BHO’s mind-set and expectations regarding the national media. (Let’s not forget that Obama himself at first denied that the Goolsbee meeting with the Canadians ever took place.) It also gives off the distinct whiff of arrogance and entitlement that’s lately been emanating from him. Eight questions! OMG! That’s, like, three more than I usually answer — and five more than I should have to answer!”
Barack Obama: Bow to the woman, and take the vice presidency. Let our country heal. You will run in eight years and be unstoppable as a visionary world leader. You must pass through this filter first though: bow to the woman.
Otherwise it will be about your voting record and you do not want to live through that punishment, especially if you are innocent. Premiere Hillary represents the soul of the Democratic Party: the women who support her, Latinas, Latinos, 30 percent of the black voters, the blue collar worker, male and female, as just proven in Ohio, and the Baby Boomers…quit bitching and moaning and whining now! Be a man and take vice, bow to the woman who is the last vestige of the New Deal which represents universal health care. You can’t win without the votes of the people who support Clinton. You do not have the working class vote; you do not have the majority on your side even with independents. The states you win are not swing states or even Democratic states. You are a spoiler and your campaign is alienating the Clinton vote. Many of Clinton’s backers are turned off due to the shrillness of the attacks your campaign has let loose on your opponent.
You can’t fight back dirtier than she can — it will bury your message of hope and change. It obscures the message of the people in this party!
The people’s message is: universal health care and no less, a raise in the minimum wage, green collar jobs, break energy dependence…(Barack supports nuclear energy companies instead). The women who hold up this party and are its majority want equal rights for the females that work for a living. Equality and no less. Attacking the female candidate as a monster will not work for you. Your strident leftist advisors are off the mark. The people are centrist, especially during a war.
Join or lose!!!! It will take both of you to end this war: the one who was wrong and the one who was right: the people want an end to war above all else! The Democratic Party is going to faction itself to death and lose to another old white man, Fuhrer McCain.
Lead us, Barack, show us how cooperation works, let’s live the dream of Dr. King…blacks and whites, Christians and Jews, male and female left and right holding hands on the way to the Promised Land!!! Stop the Republicans by taking the vice presidency.
Pundits are starting to own up to the reality we’ve reached since March 4th: Barack Obama can’t win the general election in the fall, because he cannot win battleground states Democrats NEED to win to keep John McCain out of the White Hose.
Hillary Clinton proved she can win in battleground states like Ohio. The next important battleground will be Pennsylvania on April 22nd.
There is a reason some states are called general election “battlegrounds.” It is because partisan identification is roughly even, or because certain groups in the electorate, such as Catholics, Hispanics or blue-collar whites, switch their allegiances — or split their votes. That’s why Clinton made so much in her victory speech about the “bellwether” nature of Ohio: “It’s a battleground state. It’s a state that knows how to pick a president. And no candidate in recent history, Democrat or Republican, has won the White House without winning the Ohio primary,” she said.
There is no papering over the depth of the problem Obama faced there. He won only five of the state’s 88 counties, an inauspicious foundation for a general election campaign. Clinton trounced him among Catholic voters, 63 percent-36 percent, according to exit polls. She beat him among voters in every income category and bested him by 14 points among those making less than $50,000 annually.
This is why Pennsylvania, which is demographically similar to Ohio — and a must-win state for Democrats in November — is considered such fertile ground for Clinton on April 22.
If Obama cannot win Pennsylvania, he has no hope of winning the general election. If Obama cannot best Clinton in Pennsylvania, with 7 weeks to convince voters he is the best choice in this race, then Obama should step aside.
As Maxine Waters would famously say, “You resign!”.
Obama can’t stomach the Majors. He is a poor sport and a complainer. He is all talk, spinning words and spinning spin into a web. He is starting to get caught in it.
Hillary is still out there working hard for the American people everyday. As of late, her plan for Afghanistan and attending the Black State of the Union.
The Sun-Times never printed this, but we got hold of it:
“Obama To Blacks: Shape Up” (March 1, 2008 issue).
Just this past week, Senator Barack Obama skipped Tavis Smiley’s Symposium to Rebuild New Orleans and the State of the Black Union. Mr. Obama’s reasoning was because he was busy campaigning. At a recent campaign rally in Texas, the same week as the skipped event, Lynn Sweet’s column reported that Mr. Obama stumped to an overwhelmingly black crowd advising them to put down their remotes and stop eating Popeye’s chicken for breakfast.
Before Super Tuesday, Senator Hillary Clinton, made a personal, verbal promise to Mr. Smiley committing to appear and speak at the events. Much has changed since her promise was made. A string of losses put Mrs. Clinton roughly 100 delegates behind Mr. Obama. She is fighting hard in Texas and Ohio, but she kept her promise to Mr. Smiley. She flew to New Orleans to speak, along with other prominent leaders of the African American community including Cornell West and Reverend Al Sharpton.
While Mr. Obama was telling black supporters at a rally to put down the remote and stop eating Popeye’s, Hillary was in New Orleans speaking about Dr. King, rebuilding infrastructure, green collar jobs and race relations in America. Mr. Obama chides blacks on their choices, while Mrs. Clinton addresses the basic needs of the black community and offers true solutions.
Aren’t we tired of being talked to and talked down to? We need action.
Sincerely, Chicago Illiniois