Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Obama-McCain-Palin: Now it's Personal
As Sarah Palin continues to heat up the airwaves and the blogosphere,and gets her own action figure. *Shudder*
Thomas Friedman wonders why Obama has gone so cold.
I confess, I watch politics from afar, but here’s what I’ve been feeling for a while: Whoever slipped that Valium into Barack Obama’s coffee needs to be found and arrested by the Democrats because Obama has gone from cool to cold.
Somebody needs to tell Obama that if he wants the chance to calmly answer the phone at 3 a.m. in the White House, he is going to need to start slamming down some phones at 3 p.m. along the campaign trail. I like much of what he has to say, especially about energy, but I don’t think people are feeling it in their guts, and I am a big believer that voters don’t listen through their ears. They listen through their stomachs.
But maybe that will change because now it's PERSONAL.
First they portrayed him as going after white women. Now they're distorting his position to make it sound like he's going after the children.
And Obama is firing back.
And calling a pig a pig.
"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough."
The lesson for the progressive side in the Canadian election campaign?
Forget about trying to educate the public in about 30 days. Forget the empty rhetoric or the fancy plans.
Stephen Harper is a pig trying to put on lipstick.
So go for the gut...