Comments on: Obama says he’s not ‘obsessing’ over setbacks http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-358890 Mon, 05 May 2008 11:35:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-358890 Obama’s idea of new politics is hypocrisy, deception, and dishonesty. Anyone who doesn’t see through his phony front is a fool:
(1) Exactly six weeks to the day after the much-praised Philadelphia speech, in which Obama invoked his grandmother as an example of his rationale for sticking with Wright, he now all of a sudden has an epiphany and drops Wright like a lead balloon. Does he mean to say that he was involved as a member of this church for 20 years and did not know that this pastor is a race baiter, hater and propagator of unproven accusations about the government and white people?
(2) Tony Rezko: Obama first said he had donated only $15,000 to Obama campaign and few weeks ago Chicago Tribune reported that amount as $250,000.
(3) Obama said to Ohio people that he will eradicate NAFTA and then told upset Canadian Government not to worry it’s just a political game.
4) In the Philadelphia debate, Obama said that his campaign addressed Hillary’s misstatements on Bosnia only when asked to by reporters. In fact, Obama’s campaign organized several conference calls on the topic, including one in which the featured speaker said that Clinton lacks “the moral authority to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day”.
Now that’s the new politics!

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By: Jack Goldenberg http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357819 Sat, 03 May 2008 18:08:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357819 Obama has handled himself well during multiple media and one self-inflicted controversies. I still support him and hope he does well in Indiana and NC.

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By: Krishna http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357749 Sat, 03 May 2008 16:10:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357749 It is downright silly on the part of any Democrat to think that Obama is going to win all those ‘red’ states (that he has won during the primaries) in the coming Nov. General Election. All those will definitely vote Republican come the General Election. It should be obvious for any body who is democratic leaning that the person capable of carrying the big states such as California, Newyork, New Jersey and atleast two of the three crucial swing states of Florida, Pennsilvania and Ohio should be their party’s nominee. At this time it looks definite that person is Hillary Clinton and NOT Obama. It is time that the so called Super Delegates see the writing on the wall and cast their preference for Hillary. That is the only way the Democrats can hope to win the White House in Nov. 2008. Also is it not the primary purpose behind the institution of ‘Super Delegates’ that they excercise their voting purely in the interest of the party and not based on indecisive numerical superiority in pledged delegates. It is high time the Super Delegates rise to the occasion.

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By: Bernard D'Lima http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357509 Sat, 03 May 2008 08:09:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357509 If Hillary is voted for nomination, it will prove that american electorate is uneducated, immature and racist, proving that they accept what the US media says of Obama. US media just focuses to destroy Obama candidacy by non-stop barrage on minor issues like Pastor Wright and ‘bitter comments’, while they do not touch on major issues like unaccounted 15 million in Clinton income, Hillary’s vote for Iraq war, Colombian trade deal, etc.

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By: YesWeCan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357443 Sat, 03 May 2008 05:22:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357443 Obama has persisted and fought an inspiring battle the last couple weeks considering Wright’s resurfacing and timing. I’m a white democrat and I don’t buy for a minute that Obama shares the same ideologies with Rev. Wright. You can’t be responsible for what another person says. Maybe Wright has lost his mind, can you prove that? Irrespecitve of race people will have their own take on Wright.

At this critical point in the race he has been cool under pressure and refrained from employing inferior tactics that Hillary has used to tarnish Obama. The media has also played a big part in the whole scheme especially after buying the idea from Clinton that they favoured Barack back in Feb. The broke contestant has been so nasty in her bid for the oval office, her face makes me cringe!

I will keep backing Obama coz the people will decide and not the media. Hillary has used fear in her ads to promote her campaign, but hey: Americans are not stupid! These silly tactics have no place in our future. Its time for change and a fresh brand of politics. We need a passionate and charismatic leader who can unite the country and restore our image in the world standing. We’re almost there, join the movement, Obama ’08!

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By: Miguel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357393 Sat, 03 May 2008 02:57:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357393 Obama is the true hero. He has survived plenty of attacks

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By: Sally http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357352 Fri, 02 May 2008 23:50:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357352 The truth is, the Clintons were responsible for NAFTA, and while Hill can say “I was secretly against it back then,” the reality is, it was the signature of the Clinton years. And it was her own campaign head, Harold Ickes, who as part of the DNC rules committee, stripped FL and MI of their seats. She agreed with him until she started losing. Now, she’s trying to spin the fact that she wouldn’t allow people who had voted GOP in the first MI vote to vote Dem in the revote as promoting a legitimate revote, when it’s not – clearly, a lot of people knowing the original wouldn’t count had switched over. And when people talk baggage, it’s funny- Bill was almost impeached, Hill is being arraigned in a few months (not someone she knows but she herself)in the Paul v Clinton case, objects were stolen by the Clintons from the White House when they left, documents went missing, Hill obtained a criminal pardon for her brother’s criminal friends, Vince Foster was murdered, Monica, Jennifer- the list goes on.
It’s just that Obama wanted to keep it clean so he didn’t mention any of these, but the reality is nobody has more baggage and shadiness than the Clintons. The Clintons had even bombed Iraq, if anybody cares to remember. It was not a rainbow and unicorns peaceful time. Even Hill’s claim to be active in the administration was proven false by the records; she started out strong, but when her health care efforts failed, she became another tea and tourist first lady. People even forget her outrageous lies and her constant smearing with the absurd excuse of preparing Obama for Republicans, as if that were her job. A former governor’s wife and then the president’s wife, Hill has 100 million dollars in her pocket and grew up well-off, to become a member of the head board of anti-Union Walmart- yet she pretends now to have any semblance of connection to grassroots America. From moving to NY, a state she never lived in, to take advantage of an easy election that would put a big state in her hand come 08, to her episodes of tears, to her whining about speaking first in debates and her willingness to put McCain above Obama, Hill has shown that she has been planning a long time for the throne that was her birthright.
The only reason that the 90s was prosperous was because there was a computer, internet and technology boom which is now over. Even the concept of a president’s wife now becoming president is inherently ridiculous- it smacks of royalty. Now, her campaign, badly managed, is in debt, and she’s had to fire 3 top campaign strategists. She didn’t even bother to read the Iraq intelligence reports when she voted to send our boys to war. There is simply, absolutely nothing that would make her qualified.

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By: Shan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357301 Fri, 02 May 2008 21:26:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357301 Obama isn’t worried about his campaign because the DNC already promised the nomination to him. To ensure that he gets it, the DNC refuses to count the votes of two other states! Good grief – it was Obama who took himself off of the ballot in Wisconsin – as if he knew then it wouldn’t matter who they voted for, anyway.

There will be millions of democrats who sit out the general election if the DNC insists on handing the nomination over to him. The DNC cannot heal divisions that Obama himself has generated by his own words and actions.

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By: Dennis Berry http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357275 Fri, 02 May 2008 20:35:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357275 A definition of greatness is courage under fire. Few candidates in recent history have endured “incoming” as intense and mean-spirited as the bombshells aimed at Barack Obama.

Yet Obama persists, demonstrating grace, thoughtfulness, integrity, fortitude – and even forgiveness.

Has anyone else in the race displayed any of those traits?

Are those traits important to you? Are they important to America? To the world?

They ARE important to me, and that’s why I just voted for Barack Obama on Oregon mail-in primary ballot.

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By: FDR http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/comment-page-1/#comment-357273 Fri, 02 May 2008 20:31:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/02/obama-says-hes-not-obsessing-over-setbacks/#comment-357273 I was pretty happy a few months ago, thinking the nation had two great candidates. Imagine. An intelligent president. There was no way for us to lose. Hillary or Obama. I didn’t really care much. But now, like Michael Moore, I’ve been sickened by Hillary’s denunciations and flames. And I’m sick of the news media, which are a bunch of jackals. They create headlines, and people believe those headlines. It is not in the journalistic interest for Obama to be a hero. And so, in their quest for ratings and advertising money, they try to tear him down. How many Catholic priests have assaulted young boys? Do I judge you for going to a Catholic church? No. But I will if Obama loses this election on the account of hyprocritic Americans who think they are better than Obama, and me.

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