8 reasons why Obama might not win

8 reasons why Obama might not win

There are 2768 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 27, 2008, titled 8 reasons why Obama might not win. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In January 2005, just after Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States senator from Illinois, I published eight reasons why he'd run for president in 2008.

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Palin is NUTS

United States

#2409 Nov 4, 2008
Fire the REPUBLICAN Parties McCain/Palin "ticket!"

Vote for HOPE!!

We The People Are So Over the CRIMINAL STUPIDITY that is the McCain / palin "ticket."

The GOP Lies about the Democratic "ticket" while they have nothing to offer the Middle Class of America. The GOP administration has put a debt on the Middle Class to the tune of $700 billion dollars when just hours before McCain was telling the world that the fundamentals of the economy is sound!! And hours later, McCain ran around telling the media that our economy is in a "crisis" and that he's suspending his "embarrassing, weak ass campaign" and unless this BAIL OUT legislation to get his "rich ass"investor buddy's get cash from the Middle Class {read: Taxpaying "suckers"} "passes legislation" that the economy may hit the DEPRESSION SKIDS in just a matter of days and it could cause a global financial "crisis!"

Again, all within a few hours of McCain assuring the American Taxpayers that the foundation of the economy is strong!!

McCain tells the world that you don't talk to terrorist without "pre-conditions!"

Yet, Gen. Petraus tells President Bush that we need to "talk with the Taliban and possibly Al Qaeda to work some things out!!

Sounds like an intelligent idea coming from a General who's out in the midst of battle !!!

Still, all we hear from the idiot, Lying MORON McCain is WAR!! KILL!! MURDER!! Yeah... Jeopardize the lives of our soldiers!! That's the GOP way!!

Since: Oct 08

Miami, FL

#2411 Nov 4, 2008
Clayton Bigbsy wrote:
Anytime an eleitest law professor with a razor thin resume and criminal connections has a good shot as president against a genuine war hero with decades of proven solid leadership who wants to reduce big government instead of redistributing the wealth America as a nation is in big big big trouble.
Iran, Iraq, China and Russia will push this Obama around like a baby in a stroller.
Razor thin resume? Would you hire someone that was the head of the Harvard Law Review? Have you seen some of the men that have held that position? Total losers, they wouldn't be qualified for Wal-Mart greeting would they? They couldn't be the Mayor of Wasilla? His resume is so juiced there isn't another guy or woman in the Senate or House that even come close. Obviously proven by McCain's need to head out to Alaska to find his running mate. And your idea on eliminating Government is a great one. Look where that got us today... it's painfully obvious that less government in times like this will equal more financial and social problems. I wouldn't call giving 700 Billion to our national banks less government.

Since: Oct 08

Miami, FL

#2412 Nov 4, 2008
takion1 wrote:
<quoted text>
McCain will win this race in a squeeker.
****!
He has more of a chance to win a high-five contest. I admire your optimism though.
Palin is NUTS

United States

#2413 Nov 4, 2008
BREAKING NEWS!!

John McCain has just VOTED for OBAMA/BIDEN

Saying Palin is a big mistake and he has always known that he was not right for the Presidency.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#2414 Nov 4, 2008
“As we talked face to face, he indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism. After assuring him that I planned to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren would live under freedom, he arrogantly declared in substance,‘You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright but we will keep feeding strong doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you fall like over ripe fruit into our hands.’”
http://www.newswithviews.com/Betty/Freauf130....

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within…For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”--Cicero

So Obama says he will change the world? One of those myriad unanswered questions is if so, will it be for the better or worse?
http://www.newswithviews.com/metcalf/metcalf2...

The "entitlement crowd" is dancing in the streets. They can't wait to get our money!!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch...
bob

Northbrook, IL

#2415 Nov 4, 2008
ObviouslyNotAGolfer wrote:
<quoted text>He has more of a chance to win a high-five contest. I admire your optimism though.
Cheap shot at McCain the war hero's expense. Losers like you disgust me.

Since: Oct 08

Miami, FL

#2416 Nov 4, 2008
bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Cheap shot at McCain the war hero's expense. Losers like you disgust me.
Joke bud. He jokes about it himself. Quit taking it all so seriously. You'll live longer.
EmilyP

Chicago, IL

#2417 Nov 4, 2008
Let's vote the man with the least experience ever and call that change. Someone who would rather lie about his grandmother than make no comment at all. Two weeks ago it was a broken hip and now she passes from cancer. Hopefully obama new socialism healthcare plan will fix this type of misdiagnoses.
Barack Obama will be another 4 years of Bush.
He is more like bush than mccain. Let's see, who is for bigger government? Voted with the president the last two years? Hasn't cared enough about this country to no-vote 100-200 times, when the country is facing economic problems says call me and I be there, this is the leadership we want???
bob

Northbrook, IL

#2418 Nov 4, 2008
ObviouslyNotAGolfer wrote:
<quoted text>Razor thin resume? Would you hire someone that was the head of the Harvard Law Review? Have you seen some of the men that have held that position? Total losers, they wouldn't be qualified for Wal-Mart greeting would they? They couldn't be the Mayor of Wasilla? His resume is so juiced there isn't another guy or woman in the Senate or House that even come close. Obviously proven by McCain's need to head out to Alaska to find his running mate. And your idea on eliminating Government is a great one. Look where that got us today... it's painfully obvious that less government in times like this will equal more financial and social problems. I wouldn't call giving 700 Billion to our national banks less government.
So being head of Harvard Law Review qualifies Obama to be president? Give me a break, he is the most inexperienced candidate to get this close to the presidency in history.

“Ds and Rs are crooks.”

Since: Apr 08

Berwyn, IL

#2419 Nov 4, 2008
Ladies and Gentleman just 1 more day before they elect obama and biden into the White House.

So now is the time to get back to work for 2010. Has history has show one party does not rule for long in the USA. We need to move the Republican party to its roots. Less government, less sending, less taxes, and less welfare.

Once the stories come out that should have my now. A lot of the news outlets will be weaker in 2 years. We need to keep this out front about how they covered for the dimocrats and not let them do it again.

In 2 years once unemployment hit 9% to 10%, and the rate on home loans are in the low to mid teens. We need to show the following:

Pelosi and her illegal workers

Reid and his land deals

Dodd and Frank in bed with Fannie, Freddie, and the banks.

And that is just the start. We hit them on unemployment and why our home home heating bills have (to use obama's own word) SKYROCKETED under obama.

We hit them on every mis-step, every slip of the tongue. We do like they do just harder and longer. That will get us to 2010 and then obama's camp comes under fire from then to 2012.

If obama puts his wife out there to do his work, she is fair game. She hates the USA anyway. We can tear biden apart on his own record so he should not be a problem. obama was hiding him from the media for a few days already. obama will give us all we will need to take back the WH in 2012.
bob

Northbrook, IL

#2420 Nov 4, 2008
ObviouslyNotAGolfer wrote:
<quoted text>Joke bud. He jokes about it himself. Quit taking it all so seriously. You'll live longer.
Sorry didn't know you were getting your political opinions from SNL.

“WHAT”

Since: Sep 08

Surfside Beach

#2421 Nov 4, 2008
I just spent two hours in line to vote.....

Not one African America was in that line at all for two hours........

I vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin.......

I have no doubt the way the people were talking that John McCain is going to WIN the precinct that I voted in..........

“WHAT”

Since: Sep 08

Surfside Beach

#2422 Nov 4, 2008
Palin is NUTS wrote:
BREAKING NEWS!!
John McCain has just VOTED for OBAMA/BIDEN
Saying Palin is a big mistake and he has always known that he was not right for the Presidency.
actually the guy who posted this is nuts and guess where he is from Hawood nuts, California
NOBAMA

Yorktown, VA

#2423 Nov 4, 2008
I hope Obama doesn't win for the simple fact....his wife is annoying!!!!
Swami

Newport News, VA

#2424 Nov 4, 2008
Obama will lose because there aren't enough Marxists or blacks to elect him.
John Galt

United States

#2425 Nov 4, 2008
ObviouslyNotAGolfer wrote:
<quoted text>Again, lie. This is not true. He wants everyone to vote, knowing full well the popular vote is in his favor. He doesn't want people to show up at the polls, see a long line, and walk away. He knows that the majority of those people will be voting for him. It's a proven fact that the major cities, where there will be lines, are voting democratic by majority. Quit being a boob.
You are quite right. The big cities, which exhibit the majority of every social pathology the Democrats have fostered and which are imploding around the country, are voting "democratic by majority." Rather interesting, don't you think? Have we finally gotten to the point where the unthinking, unproductive masses vote themselves the public treasury?

“Real Leadership and Trust”

Since: Sep 08

Annapolis, Maryland

#2426 Nov 4, 2008
ONE4THE ROAD wrote:
<quoted text>
Breaking news
Barrack hussein Obama will run coal power plant out of business American will be under powered and over taxed on the energy they use.
Also breaking news Nancy Reagan is not supporting Obama.
Not so breaking news Liberial soldier is full of....
And one more thing Liberial soldier is an oxymoron!wait he's just a plain moron and a liar.
"I can feel your pain"-President William Jefferson Clinton 1992
Doug

Towson, MD

#2431 Nov 4, 2008
John, you lost me with Palin. Was she supposed to be Rove's replacement??
Anyone who thinks the world is only 10 thousand years old, can't be tied too tight.

“Real Leadership and Trust”

Since: Sep 08

Annapolis, Maryland

#2432 Nov 4, 2008
Gladys wrote:
<quoted text>
Besides wondering how you know what Black people think and what facts do you have to generalize what they think, Black people never had a Black candidate to vote for. This is the first time. Historically, Black people have always voted for someone White. Yes, some of the 93% of Black people are voting for him because he is Black, but some are voting for him because they believe in what he can do and some are voting a straight Democrat ticket. The average Black person has always voted Democrat (I guess that represents the 93% Black that is constantly being referred to in these comments) because the Republican forum has never offered anything to them. "The Blacks are the racist"...I don't think so.
Glady's don't argue with this frustrated racist. In 2004 John Kerry got 96% of the black vote. Barack will get around 97% or better. Not a lot difference which means blacks vote their interest as opposed to white voters. So don't let them play the race card on you.

Since: Apr 07

Lexington, KY

#2433 Nov 4, 2008
Will the real racist please stand up.

In the name of racial rectitude, McCain has denied himself the use of that perfectly legitimate issue. It is simply Orwellian for him to be now so widely vilified as a stoker of racism. What makes it doubly Orwellian is that these charges are being made on behalf of the one presidential candidate who has repeatedly, and indeed quite brilliantly, deployed the race card.

How brilliantly? The reason Bill Clinton is sulking in his tent is because he feels that Obama surrogates succeeded in painting him as a racist. Clinton has many sins, but from his student days to his post-presidency, his commitment and sincerity in advancing the cause of African-Americans have been undeniable. If the man Toni Morrison called the first black president can be turned into a closet racist, then anyone can.

And Obama has shown no hesitation in doing so to McCain. Just weeks ago, in Springfield, Missouri — and elsewhere — he warned darkly that George W. Bush and John McCain were going to try to frighten you by saying that, among other scary things, Obama has “a funny name” and “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills.”

McCain has never said that, nor anything like that. When asked at the time to produce one instance of McCain deploying race, the Obama campaign could not. Yet here was Obama firing a pre-emptive charge of racism against a man who had not indulged in it. An extraordinary rhetorical feat, and a dishonorable one.

What makes this all the more dismaying is that it comes from Barack Obama, who has consistently presented himself as a healer, a man of a new generation above and beyond race, the man who would turn the page on the guilt-tripping grievance politics of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

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