Our Next President

With the fading days of the Hillary Clinton campaign proven in the latest win in Wisconsin today by Barack Obama it is almost a given fact that Senator Clinton will not be our next President. This is the 9th state in a row to vote overwhelmingly for Obama and that is a hill that Hillary and crew can not overcome. She has lost the inspiration game of politics but that does not count her race for President completely out of the election process. Senator Clinton still controls her delegates to the convention that will decide the Democrat nominee for President.

Toss aside all the hype over the convention handing the nomination to the second place winner, aka Senator Clinton. That will never happen! Yes delegates can change affiliation at the convention but the likelihood of Senator Clinton stealing the convention at this point is slim to none.

All of the pre-election poll numbers to date have been full of bad numbers and the end result is that they were way off the mark and the end result in every single state. I’m chucking the polls into the composting bin and hope the bacteria can stomach them. Same thing goes for the main stream media and the run up for each state and then they look stunned like a deer in the headlights when the actual voting results come in. If Tim Russert says one more time that he did not see this coming in one more state I’m going to throw a brick at my television.

Watching the Obama speech from Houston, Texas was amazing on the eve of his Wisconsin win. Where people have said that he speaks in parables of hope without substance I would have to strongly disagree. Apparently, they have never seen or heard one of his speeches. He touched on Iraq, he touched on health care, he touched on education and he touched on jobs being outsourced and forever lost to Americans. Barack Obama doesn’t list out for you paragraph by paragraph what each of his issue plans are but tells you in concise words how we can change the future in just a few simple inspiring words. Any candidate that got up on the stage and said this is my plan for healthcare in America, page one… You would be bored off your rocker and look for the gun to shoot yourself with! If you think he doesn’t have anything to say then you have never truly heard him give a speech.

Watching the speech he gave today gave me a sense of hope for our nation. If he can inspire the up and coming generations to get involved with what our nation is all about then that in itself is an American miracle. Camelot revisited once more if you will. One of the mistakes that the Clinton campaign has made is attacking hope in the Obama message and then trying to steal the message of change. You can’t have it both ways. Bill Clinton’s political machine is busted and so is Hillary’s by association.

Looking at the voting numbers from state to state change is coming and McCain does not have a chance of getting the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. One of the numbers in Wisconsin surprised me that Obama at one point had more Democrat votes than all Republican votes combined. That margin of votes has held true state after state and McCain does not have the crossover potential that an Obama campaign would. If you include the Clinton number of Democrats voting it is more than three to one in favor of the Democrat candidate. This is just the primaries!

None of the big boys in the main stream media are betting on the general election but I am putting my neck out on the line that Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States of America and he will beat Senator John McCain by far. Then again in a mega landslide if he picks Hillary Clinton as his Vice President.

Papamoka

Originally posted at Papamoka Straight Talk

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18 Responses to “Our Next President”

  1. Jersey McJones Says:

    Obama can not win in the South, so you can forget about a landslide. Put him together with Hillary and you can wipe out a few other states as well. Remember, this is about winning delegates, not votes (because American elections are a crooked joke). The way the census has been abused by the gerrymandering sleazy cons over the past years, Obama or Hillary could slaughter McCain in the generals with the popular vote and still lose the election, making the 2000 race look clean by comparison.

    Women will, as they always do, come out to vote. If young people don’t finally actually vote for once, Obama will get buried at the polls.

    JMJ

  2. Lisa Says:

    Not women JMJ,The Clintons. They are going to take this any way they can.

    Believe me I don’t want her either. I do have to say however that Obama is a good inspirational speaker which doesn’t neccesarily equate to being presidential.

    I don’t know that I can handle listening to Hillary’s preaching for the next 4 years though.

  3. Jersey McJones Says:

    Give it a rest, Lisa. All these Clinton conspiracy theories are a pile of bullshit, and always have been. Turn off the Limbaugh and get in touch with reality. And both Hillary AND Obama are establishment candidates, either of whom the party would get behind and they would represent accordingly.

    JMJ

  4. Lisa Says:

    Who’s Limbaugh? What makes you think I’m a fan of his anyway?
    If he doesn’t win it’s because of the white racist southern DEMOCRATS.

  5. Jersey McJones Says:

    Lisa,

    “If he doesn’t win it’s because of the white racist southern DEMOCRATS.”

    Apparently not, as he has done well in the south in the Dem primaries.

    JMJ

  6. Lisa Says:

    So why did you say he cannot win in the south?
    Did you forget what you said already it was only a few comment sago?

  7. Liberal Jarhead Says:

    Apart from Obama’s qualities, and I think he’s the best candidate that’s in the race now by far, we may be looking at a repeat of the situation in 1976, when the electorate were so disgusted with Nixon’s version of the Republican party that the Dems could probably have run PeeWee Herman and won. So the ultimate legacy of Richard Nixon was, in part, Jimmy Carter… I have a lot of respect for Carter’s character, but he wasn’t effective. What was important was first, that he was a Democrat, and second, that in terms of personality he was the anti-Nixon.

    So this time around, it’s a strong possibility that part of the legacy of George W. Bush will be that he brought about the election of the first president who was not a white man. Once that has happened once, it will make it easier for women and members of minorities to become president from then on.

    Wouldn’t it be sweet to be able to look back and realize that Bush unintentionally made it possible for a black man, or a woman, to become president when otherwise the country might not have overcome its prejudices enough for that to happen for another generation? I’d have to make a point of writing him a thank-you letter telling him how grateful I am for that accomplishment and for how cleverly he did it, by trashing things so badly that he energized a wave of “anybody but the Republican” voters that made the difference.

  8. Lisa Says:

    I think we will be better off if either one gets elected. Then we can quit our jobs and enjoy the free handouts.

  9. Liberal Jarhead Says:

    Earth to Sandy, er, Lisa -

    I try to resist replying to trolls, but am doing so against my better judgment just in case there’s some kind of germ of fact or logic I missed.

    Which handouts would those be?

    The tax cuts for the middle class and working class to start reversing the policies that since Reagan have shifted most of the tax burden of the very rich and corporations (who make more profit than anyone else from the use of the infrastructure those taxes support) to middle class and working class families?

    Or maybe the restoration of funding to silly things like education, local homeland defense first responders like firefighters and law enforcement, Head Start, Medicare and Medicaid, some measly benefits for the families of junior-ranking military troops that need food stamps to get by, and the VA? Among other things, Bush’s administration just cut funding that has provided for indigent vets to live in military retirement homes, which means a lot of vets of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam will soon be homeless. Won’t it be awful if that funding gets restored?

    How can America survive the loss of corporate welfare funding Halliburton and harebrained projects like a new generation of nukes and a multibillion-dollar ABM system that most experts agree won’t be effective enough to do anything except trigger a new arms race and cold war, just for frivolous spending on dumb stuff that actually makes America safer and starts restoring some of the social safety network?

    We’re heading deeper into a recession brought about by Bush’s massive tax cuts for millionaires and corporations, by fiscal crises that became possible due to Republican-driven deregulation of the financial industry, and by the hemorrhaging of money on the Iraq war; times are getting harder, so I doubt anyone will be “quitting their jobs and enjoying free handouts.”

  10. manapp99 Says:

    Handouts?

    From the Obama website:

    “I proposed sending each working family a $500 tax cut and each senior a $250 supplement to their Social Security check. And if the economy gets worse, we should double those amounts.”

    “We still need to go further, though, and make unemployment insurance available for a longer period of time and for more Americans who find themselves out of work. We should also provide assistance to state and local governments so that they don’t slash critical services like health care or education.”

    “For those Americans who are facing the brunt of the housing crisis, I’ve proposed a fund that would provide direct relief to victims of mortgage fraud. We’d also help those who are facing closure refinance their mortgages so they can stay in their homes. And I’d provide struggling homeowners relief by offering a tax credit to low- and middle-income Americans that would cover ten percent of their mortgage interest payment every year.”

    “We have to give them a way out by cutting costs, putting more money in their pockets, and rebuilding a safety net that’s become badly frayed over the last decades.”

    “This is a tax cut -paid for in part by closing corporate loopholes and shutting down tax havens - that will offset the payroll tax that working Americans are already paying, and it’ll be worth up to $1000 for a working family.”

    “We’ll also eliminate income taxes for any retiree making less than $50,000 per year, ”

    “Since the Earned Income Tax Credit lifts nearly 5 million Americans out of poverty each year, I’ll double the number of workers who receive it and triple the benefit for minimum wage workers.”

    “So I’ll create a new and fully refundable tax credit worth $4,000 for tuition and fees every year,”

    “I’ll expand the child care tax credit for people earning less than $50,000 a year, and I’ll double spending on quality afterschool programs. We’ll also expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include more businesses and millions more workers; and we’ll change a system that’s stacked against working women by requiring every employer to provide seven paid sick days a year, so that you can be home with your child if they’re sick.”

    “In addition to cutting costs for working families, we also need to help them save more - especially for retirement. That’s why we’ll require employers to enroll every worker in a direct deposit retirement account that places a small percentage of each paycheck into savings. You can keep this account even if you change jobs, and the federal government will match the savings for lower-income, working families. ”

    “We’ll make sure that if you can demonstrate that you went bankrupt because of medical expenses, then you can relieve that debt and get back on your feet.”

    There’s one for everyone.

  11. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    Yes, Manapp99, but to be fair, not for the one who quits his or her job to live on handouts a la Lisa’s last comment.

  12. Lisa Says:

    Sorry Craig I was actually referring to ones not working like my white trash neighbors whose 2 unmarried daughters have 4 kids between the 2 of them and are enjoying the free handouts and whose boyfirends will never marry them because they are trash too.
    Is this a great country or what?

  13. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    Yes it is a great country. I’d rather live where people can take undue advantage of liberty than live where liberty is not available to take undue advantage of. ;-)

  14. Lisa Says:

    With you on that bro’.

  15. Liberal Jarhead Says:

    On that we all agree, then - better to let a few guilty people get away with doing wrong than punish the innocent or punish everyone for the misdeeds of the few.

  16. Liberal Jarhead Says:

    On that we all agree, then - better to let a few guilty people get away with doing wrong than punish the innocent or punish everyone for the misdeeds of the few.

    Question: I am no longer able to work except for writing, and the royalties are far from enough to live on. So the rest of my income comes from my military retirement pension and my VA disability. Do you consider those “free handouts?”

  17. Craig R. Harmon Says:

    The military retirement pension you contracted for, paid into and worked for. That’s after the fashion of a retirement savings account, not a hand out. The disability was a promise made by your country to you when you honored us by your service. Whether it is a handout or not, unless it was something that you paid into from your wages, I would say yes but one I’m proud we provide you. Even if you didn’t pay into it, I would never call it a free handout.. You paid for it many times over.

  18. Liberal Jarhead Says:

    Thanks… I wish this administration felt that way rather than seeing benefits for veterans as waste to target for budget cuts.

    My wife was at a training conference week before last and saw some of her old coworkers from the VA, and they were spitting mad. BushCo has quietly zeroed out a budget item in their FY09 budget that has traditionally funded housing for indigent disabled veterans at places like this state’s home for old veterans down in Truth or Consequences. Now those veterans are going to be homeless unless they have family or someone else that can take them in.

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