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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anything but a macho man

Yesterday, Obama tried to sound like a tough guy by attempting to channel Sean Connery, or so Amy Chozick reports for Time:

He warned that the general election campaign could get ugly. “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’” he said. A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!”

“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.

If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

OK, first of the movie quote is "You want to get Capone? Here's how you do it. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital. You send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way." I ought to know that line because the Untouchables is one of my favorite movies. Geez, the rookie here can't even get the line right.

The second part about the brawling is interesting. See Obama has turned down John McCain's offer of ten town-hall type meetings between the conventions and election day. So it doesn't look like he likes to "brawl" at all:

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain squabbled over a format for their first one-on-one debate in the U.S. presidential race, as both pushed their economic plans amid fresh reports of surging inflation and sagging wages.

Obama on Friday rejected McCain's proposal for 10 joint town-hall appearances, question-and-answer gatherings before small audiences that the Republican senator tends to favor. The Democrat has performed best at massive, emotional rallies drawing tens of thousands of people.

Obama has offered to meet McCain in five joint appearances between now and the Nov. 4 election, but only one of those would be town hall-style and it would be on the July 4th Independence Day holiday, when few Americans would be watching. McCain called the offer "a very disappointing response."

Look, we know Obama and his sheeple/lemming hybrids dig the fanfare and near-fascistic nature of the rallies he puts together, but that won't do either. His senior campaign guy, David Axelrod, will naturally want to limit the amount of debates held given his last one was a terrible performance. Remember that one folks? That was the last Democrat debate moderated by Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos when Obama went off script and was asked some of the toughest questions to date regarding Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright; two legitimate issues for Obama that his side cried foul over.

He can talk the talk, but he can't walk the walk. Just one more example of the emptiness of his rhetoric. And the lemmings swallow it whole without a queston. Sad, really.

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