Now that Barack Obama has thrownh is hat in he ring, his opponents are racking up his negatives:  why he can’t possibly win.  They are three:  too black, too inexperienced and too uninformed in military and foreign affairs.  These are heavy weights to carry around.  Is it likely the United States would elect it first black man in the tail end of a devisive war.  Would it not make more sense for Obama to run next time around and leve this time for Hillary?



  1. 1
    Allan Says:

    ‘THE GRAND OLD POLITICAL BALL GAME’, can be a good title to author.


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    Barbara Says:

    You forgot some black Americans say he is not black enough because he does not come from the part of the population with ancestors who were slaves.
    He certainly has more experience in foreign affairs than W had! I bet he even knows the names of several foreign political leaders. He does have an advanced degree in international relations, I seem to recall.

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    Barbara Says:

    My mistake, he is a professor of Constitutional Law.

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    Barbara Says:

    Actually, he IS a US Senator. He WAS a professor of Constitutional Law.

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    John Says:

    Hard to know when the time is right.
    America is ready for a change and no doubt Obama sensed that. The race issue with both blacks and whites would be an issue no matter when he ran. As for being uninformed on military and foreign affairs, Obama is a smart cookie and will be up to speed rather quickly I would think. As for his inexperience, Obama is wisely claiming that rather than a weakness his sense of being an outsider will be the very basis of establishing a new way of looking at things, a vision unemcumbered by the past so to speak and he’s taking that message directly to a demographic (25 – 45 yr olds)that I don’t think Hilary Clinton or John Edwards have a hope in hell of reaching. If Obama can stir things up with this group, things are going to be interesting…..and he may have a better chance of doing that when he’s 45 than when he’s 50.

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    alien Says:

    Interesting, very interesting. I think US needs a third party, that way, division is eliminated. Too much Democratic and Republican Pride, and many voters, vote for the party and not the platforms. Hence sometimes the right decision loses to the majority. A third party, as shown now, here in Canada, makes communication amongst parties very important. But until then, one more card in the US Deck, lets shuffle the cards and may the games begin.

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    John Says:

    I agree that for many African-Americans Barack Obama will not be seen as their ideal candidate….until they look at their alternatives, then I think he’s going to look a whole lot better.

    Todays clearest indicator of the winds of political change…the Dixie Chicks take home 5 Grammy Awards.
    « Not Ready to Make Nice »
    Way to go, ladies!

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    Sharon Says:

    I have been impressed with Mr. Obama, he has always appeared honest, thoughtful, and extremely intelligent. Perhaps all of the voters will look at this and not his anchestry.

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