This job is hard.
We all know, too well, what happens when someone people want to have a beer with finds himself behind the Resolute Desk, without any real idea of what he’s going to do to keep all his poetic campaign promises.
Fool us once, shame on Bush. Fool us twice, shame on us.
Here is a resource of newspapers for the upcoming contests. Check them out and spread HillBuzz all over these states. Buzz, buzz, buzz.
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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!”