Archive for May, 2008

Obama’s running mate is another balancing act!

May 13, 2008

More of Senator Hiliary Clinton’s supporters than Senator Barack Obama’s would love to have her end up being Obama’s vice presidential running mate.  This is bad because Obama cannot run on a platform of change and have the Clintons back in the White House in any shape or form.  Hillary as VP only makes sense if Obama is a phony. If he means what he has been saying about changing Washington, then he has to start with skipping what the “insiders” and conventional wisdom folks want.  We need to turn the page on the disgrace and scandal of the past two presidencies. 

 

Obama may need to pick someone fast to rebuild the support he is losing from Clinton supporters. The process will be another test of Obama’s skill and balance because he needs to pick someone who is strong on defense, more conservative than him, has lots of experience, appeals to females, blue collar, and Republican-Indpendent voters, and pacifies the racial tensions of white America. 

 

P.S.  Personally, since I’m behind changing the electoral map, I like any of these choices: Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, or Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio.

 

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Mainstream media is part of the problem!

May 1, 2008

Voters ARE tired of the conversations that divide this nation.  Millions more want us to move forward.  Since the past two presidencies have exemplified imperfection, the American public has lost confidence in the Clintons, G.W. Bush, John McCain, and our public institutions.  In Barack Obama, we have a good and decent man running for president. He is not perfect, and says so often.  Rather than being sidetracked, we need to move forward on the real problems that face us as a nation.  To do this, we need to stop scapegoating Barack Obama for all the sins and bitterness of the past.

 

Mainstream media has failed to do its job.  In fact, they’re part of the problem: favoring the viewpoint of the government and the powerful corporations.  They have refused to investigate and report objectively on today’s real issues with fairness, disinterestedness, factuality, and nonpartisanship. Their specialty has been coverage of wedge issues and the delivery of covert propaganda packaged as credible news.  Until mainstream media provides the American public with truth, fairness, and accuracy on the real issues of the day, their public disservice makes them irrelevant and criminal.