Saturday, March 01, 2008

Clinton coverage and I go into Obama land...

Things have been busy as the local coverage of the presidential race has been heating up as we approach crunch time. I've been blogging most of the experiences over on Glass City Jungle including a breakfast this morning with Ann Lewis, the Senior Advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign.

Just a few short moments ago I finished up being a guest on Talk It Out! where I was the Clinton supporter. It was really interesting listening to the person before me from Texas, Susan, share her experiences of how the Obama campaign was going in Texas and compare that to what I had personally experienced here in Ohio. One example was she stated how organized the Obama campaign was in Texas, yet here in Ohio, the Clinton campaign is the one doing the blogger outreach and the one that is sharing information. Which started before I made the decision known of who I was going to support.

Pat the host of the show expressed the feeling that since Obama had handled what the Clinton campaign had thrown at him that she felt he would be able to handle the Republican attack machine. I realize many believe that, but I don't share their confidence in that. I don't feel he has been truly tested under the type of pressure that will come and it will be at a much higher level than what a Democratic candidate would throw at him. It's going to be much worse than a focus on his middle name, connections to terrorism ties, questions concerning financial dealings, previous situations where he demonstrated he put the seeking of power before unity, the antisemitic nature of the relationship with his now retired minister and Louis Farrakhan...and those are just the few things I know have already been touched upon will become the source of negative ads. Anyone who does not realize that the Republicans have developed the ability to use PAC's and 527's to run ads with complete plausible deniability from a candidate is going to be in for a harsh experience this fall if Obama is the candidate.

Whether you like Hillary Clinton or not, most of her past negatives and any that will be dragged up concerning her husband have been publicly vetted to the point of the chances of creating less of a "shock value" are less.

Hope is great, but in the land of realism the chances of the very same media sources that are not asking the hard questions now, won't last forever. The best that can be hoped for if it is Obama after the Democratic Convention is that the Clinton campaign has been hard enough for them to know how to handle it when it really gets tough. Having personally witnessed some brutal Democrat on Democrat campaigns in the past, I'm not sure that's happened...

3 comments:

libhom said...

Clinton's attacks actually have helped Obama. If the GOP doesn't learn from this, "Keating Five" McCain will be toast.

Lisa Renee said...

The same was said when it was Gore, then Kerry and we lost. So, I hope you'll excuse me if I once again feel as if the reality of what will happen when it's Republican V Democrat again appears to be playing out.

It at times feels as if I'm that little kid in the "Emperor has no clothes" story, trying to point out logic and having no one listen. Having researched both candidates after Edwards dropped out, having personally heard both of them, I don't get the star struck nature of the Obama movement.

If you really take the time to research his background, what's being presented in the media is not really an accurate portrayal and that's for those of you that don't think the whole Selma fabrication moment is not important.

elme said...

REAL News - Dick Cheney's NEXT Big Energy MONOPOLY Power RIPOFF:

Obama is the pre-packaged "New & Improved Chocolate Flavor" Presidential candidate PRODUCT - being hyped & PUSHED by GE and its WHOLLY-Owned subsidiaries NBC & MSNBC...along with Westinghouse & its subsidiary CBS...while slamming the Clintons all day every day. (Assisted by...CNN/FOX/ and a lot of newspaper & radio media dependent on advertising$$.)

GE is the 2nd largest corporation on the planet.

Obama is IN with the Nuclear Industry: Excelon Corp of Illinois has been one of his largest contributors from his entry into politics to the present. Excelon is the largest nuke operator on the planet;owns Con-Ed of NY; more nukes in Illinois than any other state.

GE, Westinghouse, Excelon & 3 consortiums of other companies are planning to build 29 new nuclear power plants. Their Wholly-Owned & Wholly Influenced "News" media are selling the Obama Product because Obama is in favor of Nukes.

In 2005 Obama Voted FOR the Cheney Energy Bill (H.R.6) which ENABLED the nuke industry to make its Plans to build 29 new nukes-by Guaranteeing Taxpayer Payback of any nuke loans that default. (No nukes were built for the past 30 years because the banks wouldn't loan the money - too risky)

Obama Voted FOR the Cheney Energy Bill-despite the fact the Congressional Budget Office rated the risk of default on the nuke loans at 50% or greater. (Does that sound like...GOOD...JUDGMENT to You?)

[NY Times has several articles about the nuke plans & a map showing all 29 locations; Wikipedia covers the subject]

Clinton Voed AGAINST the Cheney Energy Bill and said her Energy Plan does not include nuclear.

? "Its about the FUTURE...Turn The PAGE" ?

Nope. ts about Turning the PAGE BACK to the PAST: Obsloete 50 yr old nuke power plants-the dirtiest most expensive kind/centrally-controlled MONOPOLY POWER-instead of inventing New, Clean, Green De-Centralized inexpensive Energy.

An ad campaign has already begun on the TV media to re-package & re-name nuclear power plants as: GREEN & CLEAN -for-everybody too young to remember the 1970's anti-nuke movement and all the Bad News about nuclear energy.

Don't be taken in by the ad campaigns-Google:'nuclear waste dumps' & read about the hundreds of BILLIONS of gallons of nuke waste at the Hanford Washington dump; 140 tons of plutonium stored at Rocky Flats, Colorado; Barnwell, South Carolina; leaking into groundwater and rivers; plutonium released into the air around Denver from 500 instances of fires at Rocky Flats; stored on-site at every nuke reactor in America...presenting hundreds of potential "dirty bomb" targets for terrorists.

Is it true that Obama takes No Contributions/NO MONEY from Registered Federal Lobbyists?

Yes. It's a LawyerSpeak/Trick of: Speaking a Small truth covering up a Big Lie.

Nope, doesn't take money from REGISTERED FEDERAL Lobbyists.

DOES take money from STATE Lobbyists, Not Registered Lobbyists, AND the wives, husbands, law partners, aunts, uncles cousins...of Registered Federal Lobbyists. Gets money from the same big corporate donors as any other candidate.

Obama's campaign finances are involved in the prosecution (by Patrick Fitzgerald)and trial of his friend of 20 years Antoin Rezko. Some of the funds... allegedly...extorted by Rezko went into Obama's campaign coffers. Curiously, Iraqi Power Plants amd fraud are also involved in Rezko's trial. (Google: Obama -Rezko- Alsammarae-Auichi- IRAQ POWER PLANTS)

GE & the same wealthy people who sold the "new & improved vanilla flavor" Presidential PRODUCTS: Reagan & Bush/s 1 & 2 - are behind the massive ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN to sell you OBAMA.

At the beginning of this campaign season a large majority of voters were looking forward to electing Clinton. Then Obama stepped in and started the dirty campaigning that has created the DIVISION he so hypocritically decries. Obama played "the race card" so he could win in South Carolina. He was caught red-handed playing that race card-but the media blamed it on Clinton-even though they all knew they were pushing the Big Lie.

With nearly ALL "the mainstream media" pimping for Obama & slamming, smearing, and lying about the Clintons-it is truly amazing enough voters have seen thru the Media-Created Obama "movement"-for Clinton to STILL be in the race.

The only way a very small minority can CONTROL a very large Majority is: DIVIDE & CONQUER-Exactly the same Republican Strategy/Deception they have successfully pulled for most of the last century And ALL of this century, so far. . .

GE, the nuke industry/wealthy have hedged their bets & they will get Billions of your money via 29 new nukes IF either Obama or McCain is elected President.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Dads & Moms buy nothing GE & Westinghouse are selling - not Obama, not a washing machine, a dishwasher, 29 nuke power plants, or a garbage disposer .... because there is no garbage disposer for Radioactive Nuke Waste. Do not allow them to poison the earth and your children anymore.