Sunday, March 02, 2008

VoldeBama and Sir Edmund's Faux Namesake

Okay, first of all, I do not think that Barak Obama is an evil wizard. However, now that this recent flap over his middle name has reached the point that he has become He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Middle-Named I couldn't resist.

While keeping up with the whine-a-thon that has become the Democrat race for the presidential nomination, a couple of things are standing out to me that tell me the two left standing that really are not presidential material.

Hilary's constant droning how "everybody's being mean to me because I'm a woman" is proof-positive that she is not cut out to be a president. If she pulls that with her counterparts in other countries she will be laughed off the world stage. Anybody ever remember Maggie Thatcher pulling that? Anybody ever remember Maggie Thatcher getting her hubby to ride in and run interference for her? Nope, didn't think so.

Obama is a different matter. He is smooth and well spoken and his rhetoric sounds great on surface. Hence my problem with him, nobody is looking beyond the rhetoric at policy position. He makes people feel good. I don't doubt that he is a good man with good intentions, but misguided. I am also concerned that he too has too thin of a skin. I think it is ridiculous that we now cannot say his middle name. I don't care if his middle name is "Attila", I am more interested in what he is proposing. Making him into He-Who-Must-Be-Middle-Named is absolutely ridiculous. It is as ridiculous as opponents referring to him as Barak Housein Obama in hopes of scaring voters away from him. If he had renamed himself that after the fall of Sadam I could making it an issue. Since such is not the case, enough about his middle name. There are more substantial concerns about the man than this nonsense.

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