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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Democrats "Miffed" At Senator Obama? Could This Be A Sign Of A Landslide?

The Politico ran this story yesterday, and color us "tickled pink" when we read this. In short, Senator Obama's arrogance seems to be ruffling feathers within the roles of Democrat superdelegates:

After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is insular, uncooperative and inattentive to their hopes for a broad Democratic victory in November.

“They think they know what’s right and everyone else is wrong on everything,” groused one senior Senate Democratic aide. “They are kind of insufferable at this point.”

Among the grievances described by Democratic leadership insiders:

• Until a mailing that went out in the past few days, Obama had done little fundraising for Democratic candidates since signing off on e-mailed fundraising appeals for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee immediately after securing the Democratic nomination.

• Obama has sometimes appeared in members’ districts with no advance notice to lawmakers, resulting in lost opportunities for those Democrats to score points by appearing alongside their party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

• The Obama campaign has not, until very recently, coordinated a daily message with congressional Democrats, leaving Democratic members in the lurch when they’re asked to comment on the constant back and forth between Obama and John McCain — as they were when Obama said earlier this month that he would “continue to refine” his Iraq policies after meeting with commanders on the ground there.

• Coordination between the Obama campaign and the House and Senate leadership is so weak that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who will chair the Democrats’ convention in August — didn’t know of Obama’s decision to move his final-night acceptance speech from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field until the campaign announced it on a conference call with reporters.

Toss in his alienation of the hard-Left fringe (MoveOn, DU, Code Pink, and the DailyKos sandbox just to name a few) with regard to his waffle on FISA and you can see the problems he is starting to face. As a rookie, he has failed to moderate his positions. He went hard-Left in the primaries, and he is trying to run to the center. But, each time he attempts such a bold move, the nutroots throw a tantrum. And it really does not matter if the media covers the waffles or not. We live in an Internet age where these changes can be shared with the nation, and the world, in a matter of minutes.

Senator Obama faces a seriously steep uphill climb. Thomas and I have continually stated that we see a potential landslide in November, and it will not be in Senator Obama's favor. And we are not alone. This past Sunday, Kyle-Anne Shiver penned a piece for the American Thinker in which she presented the case for a McCain landslide in November. She writes, in part:

I'm basing my assessment here on 3 factors: Time, the Anti-Obama vote and Obama's own arrogance.


It's only July 13th, folks. There are 113 days remaining until November 4th. In this internet era, when news travels around the globe faster than a speeding bullet, 113 days are long enough for even the most polished, eloquent orator in American history to put both feet in his mouth dozens of times.

And every time Obama has one of his infamous verbal slips, it's recorded for profit or just plain fun, and spun into enough YouTube entertainment to last into the next decade. Every gaffe, every misstep, every flip-flop, turn-around and attempted take-back that the candidate utters, every single day for the next 113, will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, who then take their impressions to the office, the diners, the bus stops, the hairdressers and the assembly lines. The NYT could only ever dream of such influence.

This is a point we have continually made. Republicans constantly fret over the fact that the electorate looks quite ignorant right now in their support of a man who is extremely inexperienced, and has spent very little time gaining any experience as he marches up the political ladder. As an opportunist, Senator Obama knows what he is doing. But as a politician, with a razor-thin resume, he lacks the necessary credentials to serve as the nation's commander-in-chief.

The Anti-Obama Vote

Discouraged conservatives and Republicans, even those who say now that they will stay home on Election Day, are at the end of the day, responsible citizens. They will, I predict, see well in advance of November 4th, just how much damage could be done by Obama, especially if he gets a filibuster-proof Senate majority and an even larger majority in the House of Representatives.

The Republican anti-Obama vote, I believe, will hinge on two issues, namely, the Supreme Court and our war against IslamoFascism. Forward thinking Republican voters will vote for treading water with McCain for 4 years over letting the whole American ship go down to defeat.

Disillusionment among loyal Democrats has already begun and is mounting rapidly. In the wake of Hillary Clinton's concession, a great many disgruntled Democrats started a grassroots groundswell under one banner group, PUMA, which stands for: Party Unity My A**. There are already more than 200 separate groups that are uniting under the PUMA banner, with only one thing in common. They vow that, no matter what, they will not support Barack Obama. There is already "Democrats for McCain" gear and all the hoopla that goes with it. ...

As I've said already, trust is a fragile commodity. Once a person loses it, disillusioned followers can get mighty angry and even vindictive. With 113 days to go, and this many folks already vowing that the Obama they see now is "not the Obama they knew," with some even demanding returns on their campaign contributions, the emotional winds that have carried Barack this far may turn on him.

Only die-hard supporters of Senator Obama would blow off these grass-roots groups. They may even claim that they do not need them to win. But, we recall the infamous retort of Paul Begala to Donna Brazille back in May -- "We can't win with eggheads and African Americans." That is true, and while it may hurt, if Senator Obama wants to win, he cannot do so with only two demographics. His arrogance is enough to turn off many Democrats. He has lectured this nation on everything from race to language, and it is a turn-off to voters to be castigated by a man who has more dirty laundry than a dry cleaner's.

Obama's Arrogance

There are few things in this life as satisfying to more experienced people than to see haughty pride get its comeuppance.

How many working people in this Country have not had at least one experience with a young upstart, walking right out of college and into a position without a lick of hard knocks or humbling pragmatic necessity to be his guide? He's the guy who's got the whole business figured out because he read a book about it, or the gal who thinks raising great kids is no harder than summarizing the mistakes of others. And Barack Obama fits this stereotype to a perfect T.

He's 47 years old, but has spent the bulk of his adult life either coddled in an out-of-touch academia or perennially running for one office after another. He has not even had to stare down or discipline teenage children, for goodness' sake.

Yet, he's got it all figured out, down to the nuts and bolts of exactly why the rest of us "bitter" folks "cling to" our "religions and our guns." His two books are little more than summations of what other people think, their motivations and their difficulties. Reading his two autobiographical books leaves one with the uneasy impression that although Obama thinks he knows everything there is to know about us, he has yet to even figure out himself.

This is what this election all comes down to -- those three factors. Given the disillusionment of the Democrat superdelegates over his actions of recent, and given the fact that more people will likely vote for John McCain as a protest vote against Senator Obama, or they will simply stay home, the idea of a McCain landslide begins to take shape. Bear in mind that most voters have not even taken a close look at this election. There are three groups of people who are paying attention right now.

1) Political junkies like Thomas and I, Hugh Hewitt, Captain Ed Morrissey, and the staff at Pajamas Media.

2) Pundits. (They are paid for their commentary, and Lord knows there is no shortage of opining thus far in this election.)

3) Activist/grass-roots minded voters who are watching things closely to gauge which candidate is the best.

Your average "mom-and-pop" voters have not taken notice of this election yet. That is a statistical fact; Labor Day brings those people on board, and their views will not be favorable of Senator Obama. They will not appreciate his effete, arrogant manner. They will not tolerate his lecturing. When they hear what his plans are for the nation, and his stances on issues -- such as the war, the economy (especially with regard to taxes and gas prices), and the Supreme Court -- they will realize that he is, quite literally, a wet-behind-the-ears, radical rookie that is wholly unprepared for the highest office in the land.

Senator Obama is staring a possible forty-state landslide in the face. (Yes, the prediction might be a bit liberal, but the landslide is inevitable.) Come November 4th, his fall from "grace" is liable to be a hard one indeed.



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