Judging from the reaction on the American message boards, the Wright debacle has not saved Obama. Many people are weary of Obama now because a fuckwit like this was his spiritual leader for so many years.Colm said:I thought Obama saved himself after the Wright debacle - but don't expect this issue to disappear if he wins the nomination. But whatever, that's for another time. What this episode has done for me is highlight what an effective campaign Obama has run compared to HRC, whose campaign has been a complete and unmitigated disaster. Just compare how Obama handled Rev. Wright and HRC's veep proposal to HRC with Bill's rants and her losses in a few key primaries. He's a very able politican, rising to the moment, as opposed to HRC, who very much seems to dread facing the public in a difficult situation.
I think it would be really sad, though somehow not surprising, if his speech actually did more harm to his campaign than good.Bass-Invader said:polls are showing that an overwhelming majority believe that Obama did a good job addressing Wright and that a similar majority agree with his address on race. I think Obama will be alright.
You're right to point out that Paul's foreign policy stands in stark contrast to the "mainstream" candidates, and that the mainstream candidates all share certain fundamental assumptions about America's role in the world. They are after all, establishment candidates.organik said:rather then the other 3 CFR members.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hillary Clinton said her claim of landing under sniper fire in Bosnia was a "minor blip," but Barack Obama's campaign saw a pattern of dishonesty that should disqualify her from the White House.
In an interview published Tuesday by the Philadelphia Daily News, the former first lady said she "misspoke" when she claimed last week that a hail of gunfire ambushed her arrival on a 1996 trip to Bosnia.
"I was told we had to land a certain way, we had to have our bulletproof stuff on because of the threat of sniper fire," Clinton was quoted as saying.
The New York senator has run into a hail of controversy since making her Bosnia remarks, part of a barrage of boasts of superior foreign-policy experience over Obama, her rival for the Democratic White House nomination.
"When you make a false claim that's in your prepared remarks, it's not misspeaking, it's misleading," Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said late Monday.
"It's part of a troubling pattern of Senator Clinton inflating her foreign policy experience."
The Bosnia row, which has intensified since the release of 11,000 pages of Clinton schedules from the 1990s, has overshadowed her attempts to wrest the campaign narrative back to the faltering US economy.
The Bosnia row has been an unwelcome distraction as Clinton battles to persuade Democratic elders that she would be a safer bet to go up against the veteran McCain than the freshman senator from Illinois.
Clinton said last week: "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
But television footage from the trip, on which Clinton was joined by her daughter Chelsea, singer Sheryl Crow and a comedian, showed the then-first lady wreathed in smiles as she was met on the tarmac by an eight-year-old girl.
Clinton, interviewed by the Philadelphia newspaper's editorial board ahead of the Pennsylvania primary on April 22, denied that the row might undermine her national security credentials.
"No, I went to 80 countries, you know. I gave contemporaneous accounts, I wrote about a lot of this in my book," she said.
"I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things -- millions of words a day -- so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement."
LOL I love "nuthug", that's a great word. I'm guessing it's similar to "ballwash" when in reference to someone glowing about someone else (in the context of the last few posts anyways).praktik said:hehe.... I guess my mind just kind of skipped over that foreign word, but what does "nuthug" mean?
Aw, did i hurt your feelings? Because clearly if you didn't think Obama did well in the debate it must be because of some trivial reason. And clearly one can't hold the view that he's the best candidate but had a poor performance, must be something more sinister at the core.Bass-Invader said:Did he fail to explain why he wasn't wearing an american flag pin enough for you or something?
ooo, look at you, the puppetmaster, toying with the feelings of the fragile sheep-people on the internet. i feel fine, but i do think you're being stupid by trying to metric anyone's performance at all in that worthless farce of a debate.kerouacdude said:Aw, did i hurt your feelings? Because clearly if you didn't think Obama did well in the debate it must be because of some trivial reason. And clearly one can't hold the view that he's the best candidate but had a poor performance, must be something more sinister at the core.