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Obama Wins Nomination.

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Not surprisingly, Obama has won the Democratic nomination for president – unofficially. Clinton has yet to concede, but knowing her modus operandi, she’s probably angling for VP.

I’m disappointed it has come to this. I consider politics to be a blood sport, the political equivalent of the MMA. So to see the event end so early has cheated me of the enjoyment I so desperately needed: to see Clinton and Obama beat each other into a bloody pulp by convention time. Alas, it is not to be.

On the upside, it’s good to know who the contenders are. For me, both McCain and Obama are bitter disappointments. McCain, with his maverick persona long worn off, represents a party that desperately needs to renew itself ideologically. Obama is the feel good candidate, whose lack of experience (and ideas) seems secondary to his natural gift as an orator and schmoozer. For people who are voting with their hearts instead of their brains, Obama is their man. I’m much too cynical to fall for Obama’s charisma.

I’m not saying I’m not voting in November. I am. Just not for McCain or Obama.

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Written by niraj

June 4th, 2008 at 10:01 am

Obama’s Albatross

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Even with Obama’s very vocal avowal of Rev. Wright, it’s a link that will forever be cast in stone. After all, Rev. Wright has been Obama’s pastor for some twenty odd years, right? Presumably, this is not the first time (or the second time) Rev. Wright has uttered such statements; and it definitely won’t be his last.

Suffice it to say, this is very damaging to Obama, who was doing a good job of transcending race in this election, only to be taken down by a race-baiting preacher. Rev. Wright is the best thing to happen to Hillary Clinton and it showed in Pennsylvania

What Rev. Wright has said is no different than what white racists have said about blacks since Reconstruction.

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Written by niraj

April 30th, 2008 at 7:55 am