Well, at least he’s admitting it.
Nice of him (via Hot Air): “If we’re going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily,” Obama said. Oh, relax. I know perfectly well that this is just another case of Senator Obama not being able to talk coherently without a Teleprompter.
If you haven’t watched Obama’s Bill Burton laughing at McCain’s war wounds yet…
…really, go do that. See also Hot air and the Weekly Standard. And, remember: “I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.”
Isn’t this just the cutest little anti-McCain attack ad in the world?
This is what they’re spending your money on, Democrats: …a whiny attack ad that turns a blogger from the Washington Monthly into a CBS representative (as Hot Air notes, by that standard NRO qualifies as a CBS rep, too). Yeah, guys: just remind the American people that the media’s in the tank for Obama. That should work out real swell – but just ignore Kaus | Read More »
So, when it comes to the role of 527s in the Obama campaign…
Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign spokesperson: Marc Armbinder, currently with the Atlantic (I say “currently” because, honestly, he’s too good for that magazine right now): Quietly, Obama Campaign Calls In The Cavalry There’s been a spurt of 527 activity on behalf of Sen. John McCain, but Barack Obama campaign has suddenly gone silent on the subject. That’s because, after a year of telling donors not to | Read More »
It means something like “Every man for himself.”
Then I heard an all-hands call on my helmet that I never want to hear again. “Sauve qui peut! Home! Home! Pickup and home! Any beacon that you can hear. Six minutes! All hands, save yourselves, pick up your mates. Home on any beacon! *Sauve qui – *“ I hurried. Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers, page 110 Why am I quoting that book? Oh, no reason: | Read More »
Even in the face of Obama ads like this, we mustn’t get cocky.
Via Hot Air: Although when even TNR blanches at your ad, you’re in trouble… Must. Not. Get. Cocky…
I suppose that an Obama holy symbol was inevitable.
That’s a great RPG system for satirical pantheons, in my personal opinion. What? Oh, just reacting to the ChangeRing, which is apparently going to be the big thing among the hip (or boss, or whatever the current buzzword meaning “cool” is this nanosecond) crowd. It’s supposed to be a keychain – and if there’s a Fashionable Cause that they missed in its construction and distribution, | Read More »
A no-doubt unfair anecdote about the parsimony of the Obama campaign.
“She said, ‘We’re up against the machine and we just can’t hand anything out for free,’ ” Walsh said. “She was very nice . . . but I wasn’t getting anything.” Here’s a free hint to the Bright Young Things working the Obama campaign: when a Girl Scout den mother calls looking for free stuff, the first words out of your mouth should be “Sure. | Read More »
Rapid response on “Swinegate”. [UPDATED}
[UPDATE: Ed Morrissey of Hot Air weighs in, and he's leaning more towards the sexist interpretation. I dunno. Chowderhead really works for me.] Glenn Reynolds is impressed with the turnaround time on this: …but he wonders if it was actually worth an ad. It’s the laughter that’s the problem for Obama. If nobody had laughed, he’d be in a better position to say that people | Read More »
Dealing with Palin: Obama Intimidated, Clinton Calling it in.
Via Jen Rubin we get this highly amusing story: Team Clinton Says Obama Intimidated By Palin Factor … Reporters tried to get Mrs. Clinton to talk about John McCain’s running mate at a tiny press conference after the event, but she refused even to mention Mrs. Palin’s name, saying only, “I am campaigning for Senator Obama and advocating on behalf of the Democratic Party and | Read More »
A helpful reminder from Jen Rubin.
“While Obama supporters flail about and bemoan the state of the race, here’s something to consider: the fix which Barack Obama is now in is entirely of his own making.” (H/T Instapundit) Not that it’ll work. The people who need to hear it most are the people who are also most likely to believe that nothing bad ever happens to them at random: it’s a | Read More »
Hey, are you a Democrat who was cheered by the way Senator Obama wouldn’t play the 527 game?
Yeah, well, Obama needs to rip out your heart and eat it in front of you, now. Principles are principles, but he’s behind right now. And if you’re a Democrat who’s cheering the move, instead – well, your guy should have done this three months ago, or had the mother-wit to not even go down that road in the first place. Because this news is | Read More »
The Obama Muslim video, revisited.
Like Allahpundit, I am unsurprised that the context on the longer Obama Muslim admission thing indicates something different than the shorter clip: Note that post is not a reflection on Dan. Indeed, I agree with his point that Obama’s problems in this regard are largely Obama’s own fault: the man continues to be more concerned with denying rumors about his religion than he is with | Read More »
Yes, we really want to go there.
That title is in response to this unintentionally hilarious Open Left article (“Do They Really Want To Go There?“], which starts off with explicitly comparing – complete with pictures – Governor Sarah Palin to George Wallace (not-dumb of them, except that Wallace was a Democrat) and Pontius Pilate (dumb of them), and Senator Barack Obama to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr (smart of them, except | Read More »
Yet another Obama supporter sacrifices himself to get the smear out.
Shows that I’m not yet numb. Anyway, usual pattern (via Instapundit): Person – hey, why am I hiding his name? It’s Howard Gutman. Anyway Gutman, who’s only on the air because he’s a top Obama guy, takes the opportunity to make a sexist argument about the Mean, Scary Woman who makes his candidate look bad. This version? Sarah Palin’s a bad parent who isn’t putting | Read More »
There you go again, Senator.
…I’m merely trying to make Democrats feel at home. What with them having Joe Biden on the ticket, and everything. But back to the matter at hand. If you were wondering about whether or not the Obama campaign has been stung by the entire Palin thing, stop. He has. How do we know? Observe: DURYEA, Pa. — “I know that I’m not your typical presidential | Read More »
Shorter Barack Obama: My staff is there for throwing mud…
This is going to be a very short front-pager: theoretically, it should be a RedHot, but I’m: about to go on a plane; just a touch too contemptuous of the junior Senator from Illinois right now to do him the courtesy of a full writeup. So just read this little piece (via Instapundit) and marvel at a primary nomination process that made this guy look | Read More »
Decent Gallup bounce for Obama.
48 – 42 (+6 Obama) on the Gallup Poll; Rasmussen’s currently tied at 47/47, but the explanatory text suggests that tomorrow’s numbers are going to be more Obama-friendly (they float the concept of a possible ‘modest lead,’ which means… I have no idea). While this technically represents Monday through Wednesday, today’s numbers probably are not taking into account the Wednesday lineup of speakers, which means | Read More »
That’s no Greek Temple. That’s a mockup of the [expletive deleted'] *White House*.
Tell you truthful, I was kind of joking when I wrote the bit about LARPing. But… But… But… Words fail me. Moe Lane PS: Well, not quite. We’ve heard the pushback on Barackopolis 1.0, to the general gist that Bush’s speech was in an area that more or less had columns. To which I note two things: 1). President Bush did not attempt to recreate | Read More »
We seem to be having a Star Trek TOS meme going with Obama, here.
Don’t get me wrong, loved the first two seasons growing up, have all of Diane Duane’s ST books – but this isn’t really the mood that I presume that the Obama campaign wants to present. Particularly since McCain’s going with that entire BSG 2.0 vibe. Anyway, first we had the Space Hippies: …and now we have to ask, “Who Mourns for Adonis?“ …um, not me? | Read More »