Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Barack Obama Declares

This is for Rick. If the best they can do is make fun of his middle name he may win in a landslide. A Big Fat Slob has more about middle names.



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know what has become of the republican party the big deal is going to be his middle name???? It shows desperation 2 years out...

D.B. Echo said...

What was the name of that guy who was our biggest ally in Gulf War I? From that place where the almonds and crackers and river come from? King somebody? Had a kid who appeared in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager?

Oh yeh. Hussein. King Hussein of Jordan.

What exactly about having the middle name "Hussein" makes Barack Obama's name "unelectable"? Among the brain-dead voted-twice-for-Dubya-and-I-have-no-regrets crowd, maybe. But I think they would find at least two other reasons (party affiliation and skin color) not to vote for him.

Unelectable middle name? "Milhouse"? "Herbert"? "Danforth"? (I would mention that Gerald Ford's name is actually a complete fabrication created in his youth, but I forget what his birth name actually was, and he was never elected to the Executive Branch, anyway.)

And Harry S Truman didn't have a proper middle name. His middle name was "S". True story.

Gort said...

President Ford was adopted. His birth name was Leslie King.

pope george ringo said...

Political junkies have a tendency to annoint candidates as victors right before they tumble and fall. Teddy Kennedy was considered a high stakes player for President back in the Summer of 79 and imploded almost immediately after he began to believe his own publicity and declared his candidacy. Need I even mention Howard Dean??? Still, you cannot say enough about Obama's appeal; Like Clinton before him, you can sit through one of his speeches and remain interested. The conventional wisdom is that the contest will be Obama vs. Hillary--again, bear with me please, this in the opinion of His Holiness, will be another temptation for Gore to enter the race. With Barak and Hillary duking it out, perhaps the environmental Nostradamus will see himself as the only sensible alternative. It would be a pleasure for His Holiness to see Gore take his rightful place before the Presidential Seal on Inauguration Day as a wounded and tattered Bush has to sit and witness it all. Only the Sainted Richard Nixon and Grover Cleveland before him knew such glory. Bless You All.

D.B. Echo said...

I can't help but read part of His Holiness's comment as "another temptation for Gort to enter the race."

And I screwed up the spelling of the name "Milhous". I admit this of my own free will.

LVDem said...

Clinton/Obama in 2008. It would expand the electorate substantially.

Bill Fitzpatrick said...

For my GOP ticket I am uncertian. The only ceterst i would support is Rudy. I woiukd also support McCain, Brownbcak, Huckabee, and Newt
Rudy and McCain would both have to pick a conservative running mate, but Rudy does not have to worry about picking someone to far to the right, he can pick Sanotrum or Brownback, while McCain will mor or less have to pick a Clean good imaged conservative like bill owens or Mike Huckabee
But Newt or Brownback would have to pick a moderate running mate, I like Susan Collins, She is a centrist but not a leftist Rino like snow, and she can avoid a stiff challnge for reeelction(but the GOP would have to concede her seat) The GOP can get some women voters and also win Maine and NH
I would love a Brownback/ Collins ticket

Anonymous said...

Bill, basically you would support whatever Republican candidate that is thrown out, your to partisan. You would never cross party lines, stop pretending

Gort said...

Do you want to run for office to be somebody or do something? In most cases I think it's a mix of both. Kennedy imploded because he couldn't answer the simple question of why do you want to be president. Carter and Reagan had very clear answers to that question when they ran the first time.

In 2000 I might have considered voting for McCain but not now.

The press is in love with Obama and McCain right now but they have a way of building someone up and tearing them down later.

Anonymous said...

I know it is Dec. 13, 2006, but it must be said, "Although Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would make great candidates for President, neither one stands a chance of winning." We all know why but no one including myself will speak it.

Gort said...

Speak it

Anonymous said...

He's black, she's a woman and this country isn't ready for it. There I said it.

Gort said...

So you stated the obvious objections. That's a good thing.

What's neat about the upcoming race is we will have choices about political philosophy and backgrounds of the candidates. Hillary is a women, Barrack is black and Mitt is a Mormon. Plus a bunch of white guys.

LVDem said...

A woman and a black candidate on the same ticket would expand the electorate significantly. Think of the millions of people who didn't vote in 2004. How many were black and/or single women? Think a female and a skinny black kid from Chicago would get them voting?

The last thing the GOP should want is Clinton/Obama in 08. Why do you think the hard righties are railing against them both so early? They are a potential force that could change the face of the electorate for the next 10 years.

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world you would be correct. Keep dreaming lvdem.

Bill Fitzpatrick said...

Anon you are totally wrong
fiorst i enevr said i would support romeny, secounfdy i have a record hear of bashing sherwood
so do ur research you flaming idiot

forrest gump said...

Learn how to spell bill fitzpatrick before you go calling other people idiot.

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