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BAR: Cynthia McKinney Deserves Your Support, Obama Does Not


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Jeremy Dokken
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2008, 01:31:11 pm »

Hi Bethany

Fox News that's an oxymoron if I ever heard one...

Obamas coverage has to be weighed in comparison to the treatment they gave Hillary, they jumped on her for every little thing she said whether it had merit or not... Not to mention the fact that they beat the hell out of her and her husband for eight straight years while they were in the White House.

For example when she mentioned Bobby Kennedy's bid for the White House and how long he stayed in the race. They twisted that all out of all logical porportion, (Some of you youngsters may not realize this but at times the nomination has been won on the floor of convention.) While at the same time comparing Obama's speech to John F. Kennedy... let me tell you something folks Obama is no John F. Kennedy.

From the beggining there were endless talking heads saying Hillary doesn't have experience while ignoring the fact that Obama had even less experience. They blew former President Clinton's comments way out of porportion, and in that one sweeping blow practically destroyed Hillary's chances of winning the nomination.

The press doesn't seem to like candidates that talk about actual issues and real solutions, they give the nod to someone who talks in catch phrases, sweeping generalizations and platitudes... I quess someone who talks intelligently about the issues makes them have to work too hard, and actually have to do some research.

Hi Unknown,

Sure, there have been times in the past where the nomination went to a floor fight - 1968, 1980, 1972, and do you know what those times all had in common?  The Democrats lost all those years.  You have to have a united front to win an election and all this quibbling people are doing right now about who got treated worse by the media isn't helping anything but the Republicans.

As for Hillary and Bill's performance in the primary, well the Clintons come across as really ambitious and willing to say or do anything to win, so anytime they say or do anything that fits into that narrative, like RFK getting assasinated in June (inferring that's what she's waiting for), the press plays it up.

Is it any more fair that the press tries to play Obama up as a supposed America-hating Muslim, like on the cover of the New Yorker?  As for Obama being no JFK, he doesn't have to be, he just has to be himself.  Himself is still ten times better than any of the candidates we have seen in recent years.

JFK actually had pretty low poll numbers at the time he was asssasinated, it is only with hindsight that we want to invest him with all this personal greatness. 
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