Thursday, February 21, 2008

Let's not burst the Obama bubble yet....

The Captain has the video of Chris Matthews interviewing Texas state senator and Barack Obama supporter Kirk Watson and asking Watson to name any significant legislative accomplishment by Obama. He couldn't come up with anything.

As the Captain points out:

Obama simply doesn't have any record to show. He has been in the Senate a grand total of three years, one of which he's spent running for President. He has no record of even attempting to bring any of the themes on which he's running now to the Senate for consideration as actual legislative product. Why didn't he act when he had the chance?

That will be John McCain's argument. He has a long record of taking risks in the Senate and pushing bipartisan solutions to problems. He hasn't just sat around talking about change; he's actually accomplished it, sometimes in directions that angered Republicans then and now. McCain can cast himself as the real agent of change and bipartisanship, while Obama just poses as such for an election without once taking any real risks.

Then the WaPo has this:

The subtext of Obama's campaign is that his own life narrative -- to become the first African American president, a huge milestone in the nation's journey from slavery -- can serve as a metaphor for other political stalemates. Great impasses can be broken with sufficient goodwill, intelligence and energy. "It's not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white," he says. Along with millions of others, I find this a powerful appeal.

But on inspection, the metaphor is a mirage. Repudiating racism is not a magic cure-all for the nation's ills. The task requires independent ideas, and Obama has few. If you examine his agenda, it is completely ordinary, highly partisan, not candid and mostly unresponsive to many pressing national

All the above is true but.....Shhhhh.... Good grief! The HillaryMachine is not done yet!! I say we keep our sweet conservative mouths shut until Obama has the nomination in the bag. There will be plenty of time to point out the VAST differences of leadership and experience between Obama and McCain.

Enough for now, my friends. Enough.

via RedState

Update: Geeze. Even an Obama supporter over at the Boston Herald gets it.