MTP – Obama's reverse gotcha moment

If you have had a chance to see Meet the Press’ – meet the candidates – then you know that Tim Russert will try to set up some candidates by using their own words. He made Ron Paul look somewhat unprepared last week. So, Tim tried to set up Barack Obama using President Bill Clinton’s words. Obama proved that he reads, that he is well prepared as he answers a series of questions by using Bill Clinton’s own words and by quoting Martin Luther King. Obama does a great job at answering the questions and hitting a few of them out of the park.

Now, for my sisters and brothers of the progressive bloggosphere, some of you have hitched a ride on the Hillary Clinton express. That’s fine. Taylor Marsh seems to be leading the charge for the Hillary camp. She has bashed Barack Obama at every turn. The man can’t put on his pants or brush his teeth without Taylor criticizing everything from his ego to his DNA. I would link to a particular post but everything that she has posted in the 10 days has been bashing Barack. Former Ambassador Joe Wilson has joined the act posting an article on the Huffington Post that stated Barack didn’t know Jack about foreign policy. Interestingly, he didn’t say that Madeline Albright or Colin Powell, former Secretaries of State, should run for president.  Basically, Wilson said Hillary was great and Obama is a moron.

In my opinion there really isn’t much different between John Edwards, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The question that I have is who will change the direction of the country. Who will work with Congress to get a progressive agenda? I have given money to each of these candidates because I think each of these candidates will help turn American around. My worry is the that Hillary will bring out the worst in the Republicans, again. (Like they will not attack Edwards or Obama with the same ferocity) My other worry is that Hillary and her camp will not spend enough time working with Howard Dean on rebuilding the democratic party. So, Taylor Marsh and the others, support Democrats.

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  1. I have tried to like Hillary. I know she is a smart person and would be capable of running the country. But I don’t see her pulling the country together. There are too many people who hate her from both parties. The hate will last as long as she holds the office. With Obama and Edwards people may say they don’t have experience. But all they would have to do is prove it one time and they would pull the country together. I am afraid Hillary could do wonders and people will still hate her and the democratic party would get blamed. It is just going to be a long year.

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