Top 9 Reasons Obama Hasn't Pulled Ahead
Many people, especially liberals, have been puzzled by Barack Obama's inability to pull ahead of John McCain. We're less than 100 days out from the election and yet, if the vote were today, it would be anybody's ball game.
That's despite the fact that George Bush is unpopular, Democrats seem to be more motivated than Republicans, Obama is raking in record amounts of money, and the country seems ready to give a Democrat a turn in the White House. So, how can Obama be deadlocked with McCain?
Of course, liberals, being liberals, have blamed racism for Barack's problems. While there certainly will be some Democrats and independents who won't vote for Barack because he's black, his race is primarily an asset to his campaign. If Barack were a white guy, he wouldn't even be thought of as a good candidate for a cabinet appointment in a Democratic administration, much less the Democratic nominee for president. Why is that the case? That brings us to Barack's first problem:
He doesn't have enough experience to be president: The McCain campaign has been unmercifully pounding Obama on this point and rightfully so. Obama has never served in the military, never run a business, and never been a governor or congressman.
As a Democratic delegate said to CNN on the floor of the Democratic convention, "Experience counts. I don't care what anybody tells you and his resume is just ... " (Like many American voters, she was apparently too choked up at the thought of having Obama as president to continue.)
Obama isn't scoring on McCain with his attacks: The Obama campaign has been trying to convince people that McCain is another Bush, that he's an out-of-touch snob who doesn't even know how many homes he owns, and that he'll keep us in Iraq for 100 years. None of those lines of attack will work very well against McCain.
The press has spent the last eight years telling everyone who'll listen that McCain is a maverick who's not like other Republicans. So, turning him into another cookie-cutter Republican? It's a very tough sell.
Next up, the "houses" attack isn't gaining a lot of traction either because it's hard to convince people that a bomber pilot -- who spent years in a prison camp and faced torture rather than leave before people who had been there longer -- is really a silver spoon elitist, who probably couldn't figure out how to pump his own gas or work a grocery scanner.
Also, McCain will keep us in Iraq for 100 years? So, he's going to be in office 100 years and we'll be fighting that whole time? It almost refutes itself.
Hubris: Obama's paper-thin resume doesn't seem to match up well with his incredibly inflated sense of importance. He did a speech in front of Berlin's Victory Column in Europe, created his own presidential seal, and did a speech in front of a faux Greek temple -- but, what has he actually achieved that would merit all these high honors? Very, very, very -- and, yeah, that's a lot of verys -- little.