Jul 24 2008

Obama’s World Trip A Flop – Updated!

Published by at 9:55 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Update Below

Obama was supposed to get a bit of a bounce from the fawning media coverage surrounding his whirlwind gaffe tour (is everybody’s legs tingling?). But he is not getting anything at all (just check out Gallup and Rasmussen). The fact is the man is bringing tons of money and getting all the positive press he can and he just barely hanging on. Think where he would be if he was getting the normal press scrutiny and donations? Karl over at Protein Wisdom penned a good post today on the phenomena, as people are starting to realize The Messiah is more media fiction than reality.

Throw in the angry democrats from the Clinton side and I am guessing President McCain is going to be taking the oath of office come next January. Of course it is way too early to tell for sure, but as of now things are not looking good for the wonder kid. And if he keeps making stuff up in these pressers things will only get worse for him.

Update:  A WSJ Poll highlights Obama’s fading star as America realizes they need a seasoned leader and not some rock star with swooning groupies:

This is not an American Idol contest, and Obama and the media have forgotten that. Look at those Commander-in-chief numbers! And in a time of war no less.

Update: Gallup just noted Obama’s 4 point lead being cut in half to a statistical tie, a Fox News poll shows a 1 point statistical tie.  All that money and positive coverage can only be propping Obama up.

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14 Responses to “Obama’s World Trip A Flop – Updated!”

  1. Neo says:

    Obama: Israel Shouldn’t Talk to Hamas

    (IsraelNN.com) Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said during a visit to Sderot Wednesday that “Israel should not talk to Hamas as long as it poses a threat to its citizens.”

    “If someone was to fire at my house, where my two daughters sleep, I would do everything within my power to stop him and I expect Israel to do the same,” he said.

    Is that with or without preconditions ?

  2. WWS says:

    The only problem with your analysis is that presidential races are the ULTIMATE American Idol contest.

    All that has to happen for Obama to win is for the last three items on that list to outweigh all the rest, in the minds of 50.1% of the public. (strategically placed, of course)

  3. This is not an American Idol contest, …

    Quote of the Day, AJ, but tell that to the 45% of the ass-clowns in this country who will vote the New Messiah into office…

  4. Ray_in_Aus says:

    AJStrata wrote:

    “Throw in the angry democrats from the Clinton side and I am guessing President McCain is going to be taking the oath of office come next January.”

    As an outsider looking in on American politics, it hadn’t occurred to me until this minute when I saw those words above, that the Republicans had a hope in hell of getting back in. I suppose what’s changed and made it look possible, is the collective attitude of the Democrat “Obama haters” on that Texasdarlin blog.

    Between the lot of them, they haven’t said a bloody thing about what Hillary might do for the U.S. or what she might undo, but more importantly they haven’t said a thing about why the Republicans should go, so it looks like they basically agree with the moves the Republicans have made – and don’t want the U.S. to stop offering ‘free democracy” to the remaining countries on the planet and find an alternative industry. If that IS the case, then come election day, many of them will get out of “Idol” mode and vote for the party that will take the U.S. where it wants to go for the next few years.


  5. momdear1 says:

    I keep hearing what a fine orator this clown is, but I have tried to listen to him several times when his entire speech is broadcast in it’s entirity, even on Fox News, something that is not afforded John McCain, and the first time I catch him in a lie, my brain tunes him out.

    At least Bill Clinton could hold your attention. He could almost convince me that he was going to make my existance perfect, and then I would remember that he was spending his time in that anteroom with Monica and delegating his work out to the likes of Madeline Albright and Janet Reno. With Obama, he is just out there telling everybody what he thinks they want to hear. If I get this right, he has gone over there to the Middle East and told the Isralis that he sides with them and then told the Palestinians he is on their side.

    This clown is for the birds.

  6. jb_ says:

    Ray, don’t hurt yourself “thinking”, buddy.

    Hillary Democrats’ primary source of dislike for Obama has little to do with policy and a lot to do with perceived (il)legitimacy. They believe they “wuz robbed” in a most distasteful manner.

    To consider this election a referendum on the Bush Doctrine is absurd to say the least — virtually no-one left, right or center here expects it to be extended beyond Afghanistan and Iraq in the same manner as during the Bush years.

    The election is a referendum on assured stability in Iraq, if anything. Does America have the patience?

  7. Ray_in_Aus says:

    momdear1 wrote:

    I keep hearing what a fine orator [….] is, […]

    What gets me, is how people attach so much importance to good or bad oratory skills instead of leadership skills. Obviously a certain high standard is required, but being a President or Prime Minister etc requires so many other skills that most people don’t have.

    In Australia, until recently, we had a Prime Minister for about a decade who sounded like a real nerd, but he was incredibly good at remembering his lines and he rarely had to back-pedal.

    Another good thing about him was that he always stated his case so clearly – and that in turn on a few occasions allowed his opponents and the general public to quickly express their outrage and force him to change if he needed to.

    He never came across as being militarily ambitious — far from it, but when it came to upholding the ANZUS treaty after the Sept 11th attacks (one of which he witnessed from a few hundred metres) he declared within minutes Australia’s [automatic] full support of the U.S. after an ‘attack on American soil’ – and he didn’t give a damn what anyone said.

    As far as he was concerned, we had a contract with the U.S. and, rightly or wrongly we’d be there until the job was done and the contract was honoured.

    Both he and our Foreign Minister repeatedly announced when other countries were ‘deserting’ in Iraq that Australians had a culture of “standing by their mates” and would continue to do so in Iraq.

    Many people here opposed what he was doing but I think they privately respected him for being up-font about it and also remembered the Battle of The Coral Sea, and also how U.S. Gen. McArthur vowed to save (the bottom half) of Australia “at all costs”.

    My main point here is that a President or Prime Minister needs to be communicate in a way that makes immediate sense to the citizens – whether we agree or not – and not just be an impressive orator. It’s not a public speaking contest!


  8. Ray_in_Aus says:

    jb_ got out his big red crayon and scribbled:

    Ray, don’t hurt yourself “thinking”, buddy.

    Hillary Democrats’ primary source of dislike for Obama has little to do with policy and a lot to do with perceived (il)legitimacy. They believe they “wuz robbed” in a most distasteful manner.

    Oh, I thought it was because he looked too dark when he was inspected in Photoshop.


  9. Terrye says:

    The Washington Post polls show McCain gaining in several battleground states.

    If Obama wants to go to Germany, he should spend his time with American soldiers who can actually vote for him, rather than performing for his chanting fans.

  10. Terrye says:

    The thing about Obama is that he will lift phrases from speeches of men like Lincoln and he is a good speaker, but when he shuts up…it is hard to remember what he actually said. And his interviews are almost painful. I counted 27 uhhhs in one interview. Like the deal with Maliki, that turned out not to be a deal. In the end it was just confusing.

    If you have Patraeus on one side of the issue and Obama on the other, and the subject is anything to do with the military..who will most sane people listen to? That is Obama’s problem. His resume is a lot thinner than his rhetoric.

  11. lurker9876 says:

    Anyone notice the difference in his face when he is on and not on the teleprompter? When he is on the teleprompter, he is bold and brave. When he is not on the teleprompter, he appears to look ragged, tired, unsure of himself.

    Fox News said that the Team Obama has started preparing for the move into the WH.


    I got an email chain started by a soldier about how Obama treated the soldiers in Afghanistan. I don’t know if it is true but here it is and someone can verify it:

    Hello everyone,
    As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to ‘The War Zone’. I wanted to share with you what happened.

    He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.

    As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn’t say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.

    So really he was just here to make a showing for the American’s back home that he is their candidate for President. I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here you would thank those that are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.

    I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheer leaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States . I just don’t understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.

    If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.

    In service,
    CPT Jeffrey S. Porter
    Battle Captain
    TF Wasatch
    America n Soldier

  12. Terrye says:

    I also heard soldiers saying Obama ran soldiers out of a mess hall in Iraq so that he could eat without them bothering him.

    This guy is getting way too big for his britches. He can have the free rock concerts he wants to gin up crowds of Germans, but the soldiers can vote for him, the cheering Europeans can not.

  13. Redteam says:

    John Howard is a fine man and a true Australian. He was probably the best leader Australia has had. And he believed in America. Compare that to the leaders of the other countries that America saved their asses in WWII, France, Germany, UK.

    Anyone that thinks Obama is a great ‘orator’ just hasn’t heard a great orator. He holds my attention for, uh, well, actually he doesn’t hold it. When you KNOW a person is only lying and saying what he THINKS you want to hear, why would he hold your attention? He’s still trying to figure out how many states there are in the USA. I learned that about the 2nd grade, I think.
    He also thinks he’s on the Senate banking committee. I guess if he spent a few days taking care of his Senate business, he’d know what committee’s he’s on.

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