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GUEST,Mike BS: Barack Obama (158* d) RE: BS: Barack Obama 02 Jul 08


I agree with what you say irishenglish, but then I'm a leftie.

But the MSM spinners keep putting Obama's name with Republicans for his VP choices, as they do at this MSNBC blog today (scroll to the bottom story):

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/02/1179652.aspx

The other story that is odd to me is the first one on the blog.

First, they say Obama is acting like a 'typical' Democratic candidate, using the same strategy Gore and Kerry used, ie tack left in the primary, right in the general.

Then they say he is different because (wait for it) "Barack Obama is a different kind of Democrat. He is one who actually intends to win."

Doesn't that sound a little strange? I mean, I certainly think both Gore and Kerry wanted to win. Does a MSM spinner saying Obama is "a different kind of Democrat" make it so, espcially when the campaign strategy is pretty much the same as Gore/Kerry/Clinton, but using his issues instead of theirs?

I'm voting for Obama no matter who he chooses as VP, and no matter how far right he swings to hit that constantly moving target the MSM spinners refer to as "the center".

But with him tacking so far to the right these days, I sure would feel better if the "unity" we were talking about would to unite Democrats like Edwards, rather seeking unity with Republicans like Powell and the evangelical right, for god sake!

Also, what is with this 'Obama brand' thing I keep hearing about? What exactly is the 'Obama brand'?

Clearly, I don't think like these folks do. But maybe someone here gets it, and can explain it to me?


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