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Friday, October 3, 2008

Wingnut Krauthammer Calls Election for Obama

If you don't know who ultra-conservative wingnut Charles Krauthammer is, well, that's just as well. Suffice it to say that he isn't a huge fan of Obama.

Regardless of that, he basically just dismissed McCain and called the race for Obama. Pretty stunning.

TPM reports:

One thing to watch for: Prominent conservatives essentially conceding that the race is over. This morning, none other than Charles Krauthammer waves the white flag:

Part of reassurance is intellectual. Like Palin, he's a rookie, but in his 19 months on the national stage he has achieved fluency in areas in which he has no experience. In the foreign policy debate with McCain, as in his July news conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama held his own -- fluid, familiar and therefore plausibly presidential.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. famously said of Franklin Roosevelt that he had a "second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament." Obama has shown that he is a man of limited experience, questionable convictions, deeply troubling associations (Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko) and an alarming lack of self-definition -- do you really know who he is and what he believes? Nonetheless, he's got both a first-class intellect and a first-class temperament. That will likely be enough to make him president.

As if that weren't enough, Krauthammer also compares Obama's temperament to that of Ronald Reagan, causing no shortage of wailing and gnashing of teeth at McCain's Arlington HQ. Not exactly the message the McCain team wanted from conservative megaphones on the morning after Sarah Palin's big makeover debate.


Anonymous said...

On MSNBC tonight John Harwood from the NYT said that he had just spoken to " A Senior Republican members of congress who thinks that the election has basically been lost."

"Look, I talked to a senior Republican member of Congress tonight who says he thinks the election has basically been lost over the last couple of weeks, that Republicans elsewhere in House and Senate races are also dropping, that this is looking to be a very very unfavorable election for them. So Sarah Palin can be part of the solution, if she can turn that around, stop the bleeding, whatever you want to call it, but they're in a very very difficult box right now."

I think that Palin's fondness for Cheney and the similarities between her and Bush's debate verbage are sounding that "more of the same" alarm more then ever.

Now, having said that. It is shameful what the McCain campaign is putting this woman through. How embarrassing it must have been for her to learn via the media that her campaing had pulled out of a state. That is proof that she is either on a need-to-know basis with the McCain staff or she is out of the loop entirely. If I were her, I would tell McCain thanks, but no thanks and high-tail it right back to Alaska. She's probably got a recall election headed her way dog-gonit!

Chico Brisbane