General Petraeus, who is just about to take over the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) this week after a nearly two year stint overseeing “the surge” in Iraq, favors stepping up reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan with insurgent remnents of the Taliban. While we can safely assume a President Obama would support this measure if he had political cover from typically hard-nosed generals, how would a President McCain respond? The answer is he would support it, but he also considently ridicules anyone who wants to talk with enemy heads of state as “giving legitimacy” to them as leaders or their beliefs. Talking with the Taliban, a brutal former regime that actively harbored terrorists, would go completely against the doctrine President Bush publically reinforced for years.
Barring a miracle of epic proportions, less than one week from now the nation will choose Sen. Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. But who will this young Senator choose to serve in his cabinet? His choice for Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury are key decisions that will shape the “Obama Doctrine” and determine whether he governs as a principled leftist, pragmatic leftist, or centrist. While not a perfect candidate, of the names floated thus far, I believe Republican Senator, Chuck Hagel would make the best Secretary of Defense in an Obama Administration.
From Richard Viguerie -
In a disturbing case with ominous implications for our democratic rights, U.S. Judge R. Barclay Surrick granted a motion by Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee to dismiss a challenge to Obama’s constitutional qualifications to run for President on grounds that a mere citizen does not have legal standing to sue.
Philip Berg, a Democrat and former Assistant Attorney General for Pennsylvania, brought suit alleging that under the Natural Born Citizen Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Obama is ineligible to be President.
Judge Surrick states that citizens may not sue to enforce the Constitution without statutory authorization from Congress.
Well, we’ll all sleep better now. No need to fret about who will emerge victorious this coming Tuesday. A bi-monthly New Mexico newspaper had decided to declare the winner one week before voters even go to the poll. Since the New Mexico Sun News won’t be published again until long after the election results are in, in this recent addition the editor took a step of faith and decided to trust the recent polls and predict Senator Barack Obama as the next President.
Granted, this prediction wasn’t too much of a leap, but I’m sure he’s hoping he hasn’t pulled another Dewey/Truman situation.
Thats right. Barack Obama, I oppose most of what you stand for, especially your economic policies. Unless you are talking about Iraq or civil liberties I really do not find any of your policy stances likable, and even then I generally do not approve of your approach to the problems. You have taken a stand against upper middle class families who have worked their way to the top, yet you also stand with the various corporate interests.
As a writer, I’m always concerned about freedom of speech. Without it, I’m unemployed or out writing a bunch of puff pieces for a celebrity gossip rag.
It has always seemed apparent to me that on abortion, most Americans are moderate. I think most Americans think some degree of abortion should be available in certain circumstances, but that it should be illegal to perform during the third trimester. I don’t think they agree on the absolutist views of the pro-life and pro-choice activists.
This is the brilliance of Barack Obama’s statement on sexuality during the debate. By saying that it is imperative to express to children that “sexuality is sacred” and that we should not engage in “cavalier activity,” he came across as quite conservative and rational at the same time. John McCain, meanwhile, was huffing and puffing like Al Gore chasing the three little pigs. It’s not included in the below video, but McCain used terms like “pro-abortion” which made him appear radical in contrast with Obama’s call for “common ground.”
that almost half of the people polled must be somewhat delusional.
According to Politco.com-
Forty-nine percent of respondents said that Obama won the debate, compared to 46 who believed his opponent, Sen. John McCain, came out on top. The three-point gap separating the two candidates was equal to the poll’s margin of error.
While the Mainstream Media has all but anointed Barack Obama as the next president, John McCain and Sarah Palin continue campaigning, albeit not too effectively. With polls consistently showing Obama leading McCain, and the election just over three weeks away, one wonders if McCain has any hopes of winning.
I believe that McCain lost a great opportunity. When the stock market dramatically fell, the approval ratings of the current Administration fell with the economic conditions. With the Republican hopes fading, the Bush Administration signed on to a terrible plan to bailout Wall Street investors. Initially, Republican House members opposed the plan, but enough pork was added to an already bloated bill so that the politician spirit ruled the day and these politicians caved and supported the bailout.