Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Red Zone

Here is Bob Herbert's column on Obama's troubles which is a worriesome read, but needs to be understood.

Herbert is a fair minded columnist with the NYTimes who is giving us his straight talk about Obama's lately ineffectual campaigning. As an Obama supporter I am troubled because I think Herbert is pretty much on target.

He's justifiably critical of the Clinton's determination to so destroy Obama, that even if he is the Dem nominee he will lose the General Election. That's how nasty, yes shitty, they are.

He addresses the Rev. Wright thing, the best thing that could have happened to the GOPhers in their wildest dreams. The Bill Moyers interview reveals Wright as a decent, thoughtful man, but those who wish to destroy Obama are less not likely to watch the interview.

Herbert is challenging Obama to tell the voters what his plan is to address the economic plight of the recession and loss of jobs, saying I'm for you and this is what we're going to do. He says that most of us would respond with a blank stare if asked what that plan is today. This is just criticism.

If the super delegates are going to nominate the Dem candidate they are going to pick the one who can win in November. Right now that's not at all clear to me. And it's killing me. The country and the world need Obama in the White House.

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper

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