Wednesday, May 14, 2008

West Virgina Primary Results ... or... Emperor Has No Clothes

All week the folks of West Virginia had been told that the Democratic Race for Presidential Nomination was over and Obama had won. Well, the Democrats in West Virgina didn't like the media's choice and almost 75% voted for someone else. 67% voted for the "loser" Hilary Clinton and only 26% voted for the "Winner" Barak Obama. The "unbiased" Associated Press headline this morning is "Clinton's W.Va. victory does little to slow Obama." On to Kentucky and Oregon!

Republican Strategist Rich Galen in his "Mullings" online column wrote this last night:

I did a phone interview with a newspaper reporter yesterday afternoon and after sparring for about 20 minutes, the reporter finally asked me "and you can answer this off the record, if you want" whether I thought America was ready to elect a Black President.

I said (on the record) that America was ready for a Black President, but I didn't think it was ready for this particular Black man (Obama) to be President.

I reminded the reporter that Obama has been in the US Senate for three years and has been running for President for two of them.

Remember, that Hillary Clinton said at the debate in Cleveland this past February that Obama
"chairs the Subcommittee on Europe. It has jurisdiction over NATO. NATO is critical to our mission in Afghanistan. He's held not one substantive hearing to do oversight, to figure out what we can do to actually have a stronger presence with NATO in Afghanistan."

To which Obama responded: "Well, first of all, I became chairman of this committee at the beginning of this campaign, at the beginning of 2007."

He was too busy running for President to (a) do the things a Senator is paid to do, or (b) learn the things that a President needs to know.

Go figure.

(To read the rest of Rich Galen's column click on the title for a link)