I’m starting to understand the media.
May 14, 2008

I think I understand why the media wants Clinton to drop out… I mean, everyone knows why. They have nothing to write about, since this dragging on of the primary is completely predictable. We know what the numbers and results are going to be a week before the primary actually takes place. Analysts talk about the results and pundits make predictions and none of America is surprised. This is why the media wants Clinton to drop out.

And for once, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE MEDIA. I have had nothing to write about. Everyone knows what’s going on long before I get to hear about it, or have time to write about it. I guess I’m not supposed to be relaying news… I’m supposed to be relaying opinions. But still… what opinions can you have on predictable statistics? (Cue Pegleghippie writing a long comment about opinions on statistics…)

Everyone knows Mr. Obama’s won the nomination, and needs to start campaigning for the Presidency. That’s what the news media is hungry for, and me too… I need inspiration.

EDIT: WOW. As I’m writing this post, Clinton gives a good interview. On Cnn’s ‘The Situation Room’, she maintained her position on staying IN the race. (Bad.) But she also said that she would work hard for Obama if he were to win, and that her voters would be ‘in error’ to vote for McCain over Obama.

Mm, tasty. Finally, the innards of the big oily machine are going to come crashing down the GOP.

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Obama Says “21 Debates Quite Enough.”
April 18, 2008

After the 21st debate of the campaign, Barack Obama has stated he doubts whether he’ll continue debating with Demo-public nominee Hillary Clinton and Bush Dynasty Heir John McCain.

He says, “I’ll be honest with you, we’ve now had 21. It’s not as if we don’t know how to do these things. I could deliver Sen. Clinton’s lines; she could, I’m sure, deliver mine.”

I’m sure the McHillary duo would be thrilled to continue with the debates. They tag-team on the things that Obama accurately calls trivial; Common Washington jabs about unimportant misspeaks, and politicking.

“Last night, we set a new record, because it took us 45 minutes before we even started talking — until we started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people,” he said.

Most political aficionados would say that this was just an excuse for a poor performance in the debate. Poor performance derived from the ruthless line-crossing double team by Hillary and McCain. Poor performance derived from Obama’s two controversial issues on the campaign trail. (Do we need to count Clinton’s? I mean really, they number in the high 20s.)

But isn’t this what the American people REALLY WANT? A politician who pays less attention to the ‘gotcha’s’ of Washington politics and more attention to the issues at hand?

Thank you for honesty, Obama. I hope you do focus on the campaign, and win the nomination so I can cast my vote for the first American President.

Is Obama Flawless?
April 16, 2008

At the risk of making him appear to be the anti-Christ, Barack Obama has run a good campaign.

….A flawless campaign.

While Clinton stumbles over every made-up story, every half-truth, and unimaginative attack, Barack Obama has done something that we the people have never seen before. He tells the truth, as a politician! Yes, you heard it right. A Politician. And more importantly, he doesn’t back down from criticism. He takes his point of view, and trumpets it with clarity and dignity.

Even when Obama screws up, he does it well. This whole “bitter” controversy (politics at its best) in the hands of a lesser Democrat would have been explained, apologized for, excused, taken back, reworded, apologized for again, and been a huge tool for the Bush Dynasty. But our once-in-a-lifetime candidate says, “I could have worded it better,” but sticks to his guns. Doesn’t back down under pressure. Calmly addresses the issue and takes his stance. And isn’t that what we really want in a presidential candidate?

I’m afraid this bickering between our Democrating candidate and our Female republic candidate will hurt Obama’s push to the White House. Hopefully not… all I can say is, if you’re 18 years old, GO VOTE.

-Mekhami