Why is this Race Even Close?

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    On TV Wednesday night, Obama will give what one aide described to me as a “meaty” discourse on his basic tax and health-care proposals. No high-flown rhetoric, but rather a briefing paper for wary undecided swing voters---most of whom, the campaign thinks, are “soft Republicans” who kind of want to vote for Obama but need reassurance.

    Consumer confidence is at an all-time low. The job performance rating of the outgoing Republican president is at Nixon-Carter levels. Nine out of ten voters think the country is off on the wrong track. The Democrats lead in the generic congressional preference vote by a double-digit margin.

    Obama has outspent McCain on TV advertising three or four to one

    Obama has four thousand paid organizers in key states, an unheard of number.

    Most voters think that McCain’s running mate is not qualified to be president.

    Many people wonder aloud if McCain is in fact too old (72) to be president.

    Obama is one of the most winsome, charismatic candidates to have appeared on the scene in decades.

    Still, in today’s “traditional Gallup” Daily Tracking Poll (the one that screens likely voters most rigorously, based on past votes), Obama leads McCain by only two percentage points, 49 to 47 percent.

    It’s hard to make the Electoral College numbers add up for McCain. He has to win all of the current tossup states (Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida), plus Ohio and Virginia and one of the following three: New Hampshire, Colorado or New Mexico. That isn’t just drawing one inside straight; that’s drawing a whole casino’s worth of them.

    So why hasn’t Obama run away with this?

    Because the country remains culturally divided. Because the more it looks like Democrats will score huge gains in Congress, the more worried “soft Republican” voters get. Because McCain has succeeded, in the minds of some of those voters, in raising the hoary specter of “tax-and-spend” liberals.

    Because Obama hails from a place (South Side Chicago)

    Because of Jeremiah Wright, Ayers & Rezko

    And, to a degree we cannot measure and may never fully know, because Obama is an African-American---and one with a Swahili name at that.

    Race to the Finish : Why It?s Still a Race
     
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    If Obama loses brother, it won't be because of his race.

    A few things you forgot to point out.

    Obama is flip-flopper supreme and has abandoned, altered, and ignored almost every position he took in winning the nomination .. and he's abandoned the forces that drove him to the nomination.

    Obama has become a warmonger and is following Bush's foreign policy to the letter.

    Americans should be able to clearly see that Obama is Wall Street's brightest star and he's abandoned all illusions of being a populist. The notion that he's raised the most money in American history through small donations is preposterous. A very large chunk of that money is coming from Wall Street .. and the piper will have to be paid. This is significant because it's not some arab guy thousands of miles away that's destroying the American way of life .. it's the lock corporations/Wall Street has on our government.

    In his quest to become king, Obama has shown that he will say anything to win. That ain't leadership my brother
     
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    Good post BAC :beer:
     
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    I couldn't have said it any better myself.

    This race is close because people don't trust Obama to deliver on all the miracles he's proposed during his two years on the campaign trail. For the past two years, he's given astounding speeches and made hundreds promises. For the past twenty years, he's done nothing in his personal, professional, or political life to back up the claims he's made.
     
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    This race is not close
     
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    I think this is the view of "card carrying" socialists across the country. They are not fond of Obama. This is why I don't believe Obama is a socialist.

    Coal (if you don't want me to call you that, tell me how you would like to be addressed, i am just going by your screen name), are you voting for Obama or are you voting for the socialist candidate?
     
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    Look at what happened to Ron Paul for being as bold as you want Obama to be. What a joke. The first black president, shits gold, and walks on water, and I just showed you that even though he is close to perfect, IT"S STILL CLOSE!!!???:cuckoo:

    What the fuck is wrong with America???

    So what you see in Obama is the best you are going to get. And you have no idea what he will do when he gets into office. I gave him $25. Millions of people did. You ignore that no candidate in history has ever gotten as much as he has from the middle class.

    So of course he is taking money from corporate America. Do you want them to ruin/sabotage him for not taking their money? Is he going to fuck corporate America? No. Should he? No.

    So I'm in agreement with you that Obama aint gonna fix what's really wrong with America, but things will go back to before Bush got into office.

    Sure we were destined for a recession. But the recession we are in now is not because of normal highs and lows. What's going on now is because of GOP deregulations and bullshit tax loopholes that helped empty the treasury.

    Rich got breaks and GOP spent more. That equals doubling the debt.

    Not to mention the $10 bill a month in Iraq and the $700 bankrobbery.

    Who are you voting for? Racist Bob Barr? McCain? Who?
     
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    Our next President is John McCain, and the one after that will be Mrs. Palin, who has real executive experience since 2007. And Obama the "community organizer"? Americans want pro-Americans to lead our country. Obama is a Communist and terrorist sympathizer - and anti-American. Plus he was born in a radical Moslem country. That's why our heroic patriot Senator McCain will win in a landslide, 55% to 40%.
     
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