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Count With Me! Seven Reasons Obama Might Lose . . .

Remember on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood when he got out his little playset and sent the trolley into the Neighborhood of Make-believe? This is a little like that.

The blog Townhall has used its imagination and fast-forwarded to the general election, coming up with a list of the Top Seven Reasons Why Barack Obama Is a Weaker Candidate Than People Think." Uh-oh people. I ain't gonna lie. Jillness? Stephley? Get your commenting fingers loosened up. Here it comes:

  • Howard Dean 2.0: They call Obama the most gaffe-prone candidate to run for the presidency since Howard Dean.
  • Entourage: Obama's alleged pals including Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright don't sit well.
  • He's Not Qualified to Be President: This one is pretty blunt saying, "there is absolutely nothing in Barack Obama's background that indicates he's up to the job."

I know, I know! There's more!

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  • The Demographics Disaster: OK, this one even I've mused about: they point out that Hillary Clinton has beaten Barack Obama in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
  • From The Post-Racial Candidate to Al Sharpton 2.0: Apparently they're not buying any de-emphasis on race. "Obama may be a lot of things, but it has become pretty obvious at this point that he really doesn't intend to be the president who helps America put the race issue in the rear-view mirror."
  • Since the National Journal ranked Barack Obama as the single most liberal member of the Senate in 2007, he might become a Dukasis or a Kerry.
  • Alien vs. Predator: The Democratic Edition: The long in-party fighting has hurt Obama. And, "Hillary's supporters have started becoming very, dare I say it, "bitter" about the unfair way that their candidate has been treated."

Well? Are they right on or riding the crazy train? Is Obama flawed?

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shalee55 shalee55 9 years
YES...YOU'RE RIGHT...HE'LL GET THE NOMINATION...BUT HE'LL LOOSE THE DEM'S BLEW IT....
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
“The long in-party fighting has hurt Obama. And, "Hillary's supporters have started becoming very, dare I say it, "bitter" about the unfair way that their candidate has been treated." In regards to the super deligate and Florida/Michigan issues the candidates are not to blame, yet are receiving the brunt of the the blame. Place blame where blame belongs and give the candidates a break. I agree with you to the extint that the blame lies with the state legislators. I blame Hillary for stirring up the pot and not holding to the agreement she and the other delegates signed before the primary process began.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Definitely not the gaffee prone condidate that Howard Dean was, because in my opinion all the gaffe’s involved in the Obama campaign have been uttered by others not Obama. He was simply given the ownership of having to explain another persons intent and context for their statements. Fair? No, not at all but it is the set of rules that everyone seems to be content with. I would hardly call Tony Rezko a member of Sen. Obaba’s entourage and Jeremiah Wright is certainly a former member. As for his back ground not living up to the task. Did it ever occur to some that those who wish to entrust Sen. Obama with the Presidency don’t find his qualifications in his background but in his forground, sometimes it is all about faith. What he projects is what attracts so many and what he projects regardless of the man and any human frailties should be a very telling sign that people are ready for a change regardless if the vessel is imperfect. It is the chance for that change that has romanced so many and a chance they are willing to take. True the demographics changed in Sen. Clintons favor after ties were made between Sen. Obama and questionalbe comments made by other people. "Obama may be a lot of things, but it has become pretty obvious at this point that he really doesn't intend to be the president who helps America put the race issue in the rear-view mirror." I couldn’t disagree more. America’s mass media fueled by a thirsty collective has kept race in the for front and for all intents and purposes has held Sen. Obama hostage by our need to make his race an issue. “Liberals>Since the National Journal ranked Barack Obama as the single most liberal member of the Senate in 2007, he might become a Dukasis or a Kerry” This statement has been made since he announced his candidacy and obviously doesn’t make one damn bit of difference to those who are attracted to the condidate so why keep bringing it up. “The long in-party fighting has hurt Obama. And, "Hillary's supporters have started becoming very, dare I say it, "bitter" about the unfair way that their candidate has been treated." In regards to the super deligate and Florida/Michigan issues the candidates are not to blame, yet are receiving the brunt of the the blame. Place blame where blame belongs and give the candidates a break. “Are they right on or riding the crazy train? Is Obama flawed? Yes Sen. Obama is flawed, we’re all flawed and if he wasn’t flawed that’s when I’d be sceptical.
stephley stephley 9 years
Last month, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, a crowd member asked McCain about a Bush statement that troops could stay in Iraq for 50 years. "Maybe 100," McCain replied. "As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, it's fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day."
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Yes, but saying we are going to be in Iraq for 100 years is not what McCain has said, occupation or war. I just want to make sure that we keep things semi accurate. :evil:
stephley stephley 9 years
U.D., she didn't say 100 years of war either, so the quote was accurate. Occupation of Iraq isn't more palatable than war.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I mean "election", not "election race". The price I pay for not drinking coffee yet... :-P
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I love the bitterness. It brings a comedic tone to the election race :-)
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
"And Senator Mccain will stay in Iraq for 100 years - i don't care if he's a POW, as much as i genuinely respect his service for our country, I do not think that he should be our president either. Would electing him really be the change that this country so desperately needs?" If you're going to bring up the 100 year comment, at least bring it up with the full quote. McCain didn't say he would support a hundred year war. He did say he supported being in Iraq only as long as was necessary. If we needed to be there 100 years, then so be it.
Roarman Roarman 9 years
McCain may have voted against Bush's Tax Cuts but he now plans to make them permanent if elected. He may oppose how the war has been and is being handled but he didn't oppose the war to begin with, and that is the problem. We don't need another president in office who will go over to some country for some fabricated reason. 5 years of that is enough. It's time for change and McCain can't offer that. Maybe Obama can't either but i'd much rather give the new guy a chance, the last eight years haven't been a walk in the park.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
The gaffe argument is ridiculous-hasn't Senator Clinton "misspoke" on a number of topics? (sniper fire in Bosnia anyone?) And Senator Mccain will stay in Iraq for 100 years - i don't care if he's a POW, as much as i genuinely respect his service for our country, I do not think that he should be our president either. Would electing him really be the change that this country so desperately needs?
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I like both democratic nominees this election; anyone is better than McCain (or any other republican.) Both Hillary and Barack have experience so that is not an issue. As much as I support Hillary, I do believe that Obama will win because he is a "breath of fresh air" so to speak. He hasn't made all of the inside connections (although I am not saying he has none) and he tends to be more relaxed and easygoing with the people. Hillary represents the issues I believe in and I do support her however I also admit that Obama has qualities for presidency that america needs.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Fred Rogers was sexy. I'd ride him to town hall.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
The fact is it is going to come down to the superdelegates. Obama keeps saying that he'll have the amount he needs after Tuesday. He needs about 35-40 delegates. There are only a TOTAL of 31 delegates in South Dakota and Montana. He is NOT going to win by 100%. He can't get the nomination from delegates alone. Period. It's up to those 200 some superdelegates and where they decide to align. It looks like Obama is going to win, but why shouldn't she make her case to the superdelegates? This race is SO close. It's almost over. It isn't going to kill us to see it to the end.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
j you are starting to scare me! :scared:
janneth janneth 9 years
Is it just me, or does anybody else think Fred Rogers was sexy? A little?
janneth janneth 9 years
They say O is gaffe prone, when crazy things keep coming out of Hillary's mouth. Oh, wait, I forgot, it's not a gaffe if you mean to say it.
smileyface smileyface 9 years
AHAHAHAHAH to raciccarone's comment! And I 100% agree with juju. People need to get it together and Hilary needs to go sit down somewhere. "The long in-party fighting has hurt Obama. And, "Hillary's supporters have started becoming very, dare I say it, "bitter" about the unfair way that their candidate has been treated." How Can Obama be blamed for the fact that the primaries have gone on this long? He was in the lead so he should not have been in the position to say that he was going to drop out. Clinton is the one who needed to wake up and see the numbers and realize that it was over and bow out gracefully. The fact that she hasn't is the very reason why people do not like her. And her supporters don't need to be bitter about the way she has been treated. They need to be bitter about the way she has handled herself and has prolonged the unity of the party and dragged this whole process out for no good reason.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
"Obama has done the best job of acknowledging those times when he mis-speaks or when a supporter of his makes an inflammatory comment. (He denounces it right away.) " Are you KIDDING me!?!??! How long did it take to denounce Rev Wright?? "history of reaching out to republicans" on what exactly? nothing that matters to voters, not immigration, not abortion, not the war, not the economy... so nuclear proliferation? not exactly top priority for the average american. "McCain has more time in the senate, but it was time spent supporting the Bush administration and their path of bringing the country into an unnecessary war and bringing the economy to its knees." - Not true. McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts AND has always disagreed with the handling of the war saying that we needed a surge in troop levels back in 2004/2005 As for who has more gaffes, well, that depends on what your definition of a gaffe is, so that point is completely subjective and therefore irrelevant. I agree with a lot of townhall's points. OH! And Citizen, thank you SO MUCH for pulling something from townhall and not huffpooh, i've seen enough from huffpooh to last a lifetime! :)
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
*sigh* desperate measures for desperate people. Here's a way to show that Hillary is NOT a good candidate: ask her how she expects to unify the nation if she becomes nominee... What? Trash-talk Bin Laden? Bomb an innocent nation? She may be a decent politician, but she's lacking the people skills. Oh, and for the record, Obama was NOT on the Michigan ballot (trust me, I was in the first 100 people that voted that morning, here in Michigan)...therefore, Hillary's win was insignificant.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
A-men Bella. They don't make people like him anymore. On a side note. I saw a few of his outtakes, and they are hilarious.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I loved Mr. Rogers. I miss him and his sweaters.
jewel123 jewel123 9 years
If Obama isn't qualified then neither is Hillary! She is just the presidents wife and has about the same senate experience as barack. So I am tired of peole saying that he has no experience . Agree with the issues not race. If experience is the issue someone like bush with no experience led us into a recession. Hilary needs to swallow her pride and drop out she can't win against mcain and that matters.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
what are townhall's motives for this article? it's becoming more and more clear that obama will be the nominee... why do this now? who are they going to pull out of the woodwork who would be better? clinton is more divisive than he is... the number of clinton supporters who are too 'bitter' to vote for obama is still fewer than the number of republicans who will vote for mccain just because they HATE hillary clinton. i hope that made sense.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
I think we're one step away from electing an actual dog for president at this point. :ROTFL:
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