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These Americans aren’t looking to be led by someone who has to think the whole thing through — hemming and hawing as they go.
One last irony. It is much commented that the mainstream media is in the tank for Obama. And so they are. What seems not to be understood is that the mainstream media’s idea of promotion for Obama is exactly what it was for Kerry or Gore and Dukakis and in the long ago was used as a reason to support a Thomas E. Dewey or Adlai Stevenson. They see the “thinking man as candidate” as a cause for celebration. It escapes them completely that the American people see the same thing as a cause for concern. A gut reason to vote against.
A classic example is the massive coverage given to Obama’s European trip. The media — and certainly Obama — saw this as a reaching out to others. Displaying Obama’s willingness to listen to what others (European others at that) are thinking — that word again — and therefore try to please them. Big mistake.
Does Batman really care what others think of him? Does Rush? Did Reagan or Teddy Roosevelt? Are you kidding? In other words, every time the media thinks they are promoting Obama they are in fact doing him damage. Subtle, yet irreversible damage that will eventually begin to show itself in the polling numbers if it hasn’t already.
What will Americans be voting for in 2008? The same thing they have been voting for routinely in every election since the beginning of American presidential elections. They want action. A willingness to risk. They want someone who doesn’t give a damn what others think.
They want Batman. They want Rush.
So they will elect McCain.
Jeffrey Lord is the creator, co-founder and CEO of QubeTV, a conservative online video site. A Reagan White House political director and author, he writes from Pennsylvania.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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H/T to National Review Online