Friday, February 15, 2008

no country for old men or women - HILLARY, McCain, GO HOME! ~ Okay, Obama, if you change things, get "best and brightest"

Caption: The old men are going away now. This picture is fifty years old. I am 51 years old and am an AARP card carrying member, damnit (and I hate THAT!)

Sorry Fred Thompson.

I remain a Fred-head because I am a star-gazer at heart, and Mike Huckabee is a wonderful man, but

hvcg prediction: (not that that means anything significant, unless you belive in a 0000.0000 % poll):
It is NOT the same/ It will be OBAMA. DEAL WITH IT.

Hillary, it's time to pack it in.
BIG John McCain, be afraid, be very afraid -- Bush HURTS. You are tainted, sir.

You see, OH, yes, OBAMARAMA may be piling on the platitudes, but they will work because we believe that they will. We, as in Americans, believe in a psychological 'magic word' = CHANGE as a national mantra. Now, if he is smart, he will do what another old man, FDR did. He will surround himself with a kitchen cabinet, (1934) and kennedy, (albiet younger, but smarter), (1961) 'best and brightest'.


Politics: Campaign 2008
The Expectation Gap

Obama and Clinton each claim they can bring about change. But candidates have been promising that forever, so why should voters buy in this time? A reality check.

By Richard Wolffe, Karen Breslau and Evan Thomas NEWSWEEK 1:33 PM ET February 9, 2008

At the Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Des Moines last November, an annual ritual of backslapping and speechifying that takes on added significance in the months before the Iowa caucuses, the candidates were trying out their slogans. Hillary Clinton went with "Turn Up the Heat" (meaning, she explained, let's attack the Republicans and not each other, a vow she inevitably could not keep). Barack Obama was looking for some way to sharpen the distinction with Clinton and the other candidates. He settled on the word "change." "From my perspective, change was more than just changing parties in the White House," he reflected last week to a NEWSWEEK reporter, as he flew through the night from Omaha to Seattle for the next round of primaries. "What ailed the country went deeper than that. The line in my speech was about not just change as a slogan, but change we can believe in. At that point, we started putting it on our signs."

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