We’re Not an Obama Nation Yet, But Try Telling That to His Campaign!
Posted by Ryan on July 22, 2008
One of the major themes of Obama’s trip abroad has been trying to make him look Presidential. In all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the trip, Obama’s people sometimes forget that he, in fact, is not yet President. Also, sometimes they have to be reminded of that little detail a second time on the same day.
What I’ve taken from Obama’s trip thus far is that it is just an elaborate campaign event, he openly disagrees with Petraeus which makes Obama on the record being on the wrong side of history, and he’s endorsed President Bush’s and John McCain’s plan to have a phased withdrawal based loosely on benchmarks and that we need to increase US troop presence in Afghanistan. Of course, that’s not how it’s being spun, since Obama adds the 16 month caveat, which he can rescind the moment he’s in office. He wants to have it both ways so he doesn’t have to take any real position at all that he’ll need to stand behind — very brave, Barry, but unless you decide to cancel this Fall’s debates, you’re going to be toast.
I certainly hope there’s some kind of noticable backlash to all of this trip’s media bias and Obama’s arrogant, presumptive behavior. He is naive, just plain wrong or elusive about national security, and isn’t good on his toes. This man thinks he’s President already. As they say the more inflated one’s ego, the harder the fall.