I’ve written that Obama’s positioning himself as a “prophet” instead of a candidate will eventually be his greatest weakness. In today’s fractured and atomized age, you’d better be the “real thing” if you want to be even marginally persuasive.
Obama is neither persuasive as a prophet, nor a as a candidate. I thought that around Labor Day, the McCain camp would start unveiling their series of ads exposing the false prophet nature of Obama, and his poll numbers would start to drop. Little did any politician or pundit know that Obama would “jump the shark” all on his own, and make himself ridiculous all by himself (with an assist from the idiot media).
In his closed door meeting with House Democrats Tuesday night, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama delivered a real zinger, according to a witness, suggesting that he was beginning to believe his own hype.
Obama was waxing lyrical about last week’s trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.”
The campaign is now trying to spin all these quotes into some sort of idea that Obama is a “symbol” of hope, but the fact is that is demeanor and language indicates that he’s becoming increasingly narcissistic.
Moses parted the waters, and Jesus walked on water. Well, Barack is angling for equal billing…
“This,” Obama told nuclear-energy hating Berliners, “is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.”
Yes, St. Barack is going to keep the oceans from rising (he can’t), cool the surface of the earth (he can’t) prevent devastating storms (he can’t). You can’t either. Get OVER yourselves!!
Is it any wonder that after a week of blatantly biased coverage, a Presidential Candidate in Berlin asking to be viewed as “citizen of the world,” and the subsequent revelation that this Bozo actually believes his own sycophants, that Obama’s poll numbers are dropping?
Republican John McCain gained ground in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll that found Democrat Barack Obama’s highly publicized foreign trip has not broadened confidence in his ability to be commander of the U.S. military.
The poll, taken Friday through Sunday, showed a surge since last month in likely Republican voters and suggested Obama’s trip may have helped energize voters who favor McCain.
It also reflected a jump in support for the U.S. troop increase in Iraq and a country evenly divided between withdrawing troops with and without a timetable. McCain pushed for the extra troops, and Obama opposed them. Obama wants a timetable, and McCain doesn’t.
Obama was ahead 47%-44% among registered voters, down from a 6-percentage point lead he had last month. McCain led 49%-45% among likely voters, reversing a 5-point Obama lead among that group. In both cases, the margin of error is +/—4 points.
Genius Political Hack David Axelrod better re-tool his candidate’s strategy, though it may already be too late. With the over-hyped worship of some one who is basically an unknown in terms of policy, he has much more downside than upside as people start to pay attention to his actual policies.