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No Boring Speech Ahead from Obama

By Anne E. Kornblut
DENVER -- Is Sen. Barack Obama trying to make his convention speech boring?

That comical line of question emerged on Wednesday as Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod briefed reporters about the upcoming address on the campaign plane on the way to Denver. A few days earlier, Obama had said that he expected his speech to be more workmanlike than others in the past.

"So is it going to be inspirational at all?" one magazine reporter asked.

"I think his goal is to talk to the American people directly about the challenges we face," Axelrod replied with a straight face.

Axelrod offered some insight into how Obama wrote the address -- saying he produced the first draft himself, then circulated it among his writers before tinkering and making changes, a process that was still continuing on Wednesday. He has read through past convention speeches, and drawn particular inspiration from three: Bill Clinton's in 1992, Ronald Reagan's in 1980 and John F. Kennedy's in 1960.

Obama also only started writing up the speech before going on vacation earlier this month. One television reporter asked if that wasn't a little late to start working on an address so huge.

"I think the important thing is what he says tomorrow night, not whether he meets your schedule," Axelrod teased.

"I disagree. I think my schedule is more important," the reporter joked.

"You know, I believe you believe that," Axelrod replied.

A few minutes later, another reporter picked back up on the boring thread, producing an amusing exchange that one witness said could have been confused with a Saturday Night Live sketch.

"Is he aiming for boring, since he said it wouldn't be rhetorically lofty?" the reporter asked.

"Aiming for boring?" Axelrod asked incredulously. "Yeah, that's why it's taking so long," he said, laughing, "because it was really not boring. And we were trying to get it to be boring and we're having a hard time with that. We're hoping to get it boring in time."

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Perhaps what is occurring is the stereotypes that are abundant in the psyche of those considered to be the American majority are being exploded.
Many of the remarks perceived as racist
are a consequence of what racism
produces.

It is critical that Americans embrace
character, wisdom and leaderhsip and
not the package it comes in.

Posted by: jammaster1 | August 28, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Don | August 27, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Socialdiscourse, sadly the views of these Racists and White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians unfortuanately do represent the views of a wide spread of Americans. But understand that we who have some sense must take these Idiots on just as Obama has chosen to.The fact is if we make better arguments a better case for our cause(to save America and rid the Nation of White Supremacy, Racism and Black man hating lesbians)then we will prevail.Don't allow these Idiots to spew their nonsense without challenging it and point by point dismantling their nonsense. Trust that these Chevy's and Goohes and Redknecks are STUPID and their arguments are weak. Just as Obama defeated Hillary and Bill-with their nonsense-we can defeat McCain and Rush, and Hannity and these Idiots. These Racist Republicans aren't educated they are STUPID and their arguments reflect that.
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I have been in this country for 7 years and when I arrived I was struck at how poor and uneducated most blacks are. I could never figure out why most had children out of wedlock, sold drugs, and were in jail. They also have the highest rate of HIV. I suppose it is the slave metality from generations ago but at some point they will have to take responsibility. I think that is the reason Senator Obama appeals to so many whites because he isn't 100% black. He has a black face but the mentality of a white person. That makes the vote palatable and they can feel good about themselves. I doubt many of these white voters would go for an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson - just too black and they are for more representative of the black American - not Barack Obama.

Posted by: Rahiq Syed | August 27, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

AsinineGirl wrote:
The fact that they are focused on a speech as his way to reach working and ordinary class Americans, shows they don't get it.
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Response:
The fact that you can’t muster enough intelligence to figure out which of the two presidential candidates comes from “working and ordinary class America”, shows that YOU don’t get it!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

The fact that they are focused on a speech as his way to reach working and ordinary class Americans, shows they don't get it.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Don't think for one minute that the Racists here are Democrats.The Racists left the Democratic Party in 1963 when JFK formulated Civil Rights legislation(just before the bastards killed him). More nonsense that needs to be addressed. 1)Barack Obama's relationship and loyalty to Rev. Wright made me proud.I have to thank the White Racists for uncovering Rev. Wright. I have to admit I wasn't sure about Barack until I saw Rev. Wright.He never preached "hate Whitey" he preached that Racism, Slavery, Oppression and Discrimination based on Race is wrong and he was right.2)Idiots kill me with that 59 States nonsense. Barack Obama is a Constitutional Law Professor, of course he knows how many States there are.What he was saying was that he had gone to 50 States and 9 of them TWICE.In golf we often talk of playing 27 holes. We know damn good and well there are only 18 holes but we add the holes we play TWICE.3)I'm not familiar with the bill you are talking about Chevy but Obama said in the farce at Saddleback that he was all for allowing the individual STATES to decide when life begins.He said that same thing about the DC Gun law which is a position that the White Racist Gun Lobby supports.Obama is consistent in respecting States Rights to CHOOSE.4)As for White Racists and Supremacists(Black man hating lesbians) not "knowing" Barack that's ya'lls fault not his.Let's be real here,how many Black man in general do any of you Racists,White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians know?5)Your Racist attacks on Michelle are silly and don't warrent a response.6) And there is nothing Racist about Baracks grand mother being a typical White person(White Supremacist).
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

John Kerry’s speech was impeccable! “America should be showing our power by example, not an example of our power.” The Repukes demonstrated the latter perfectly.

Obama/Biden‘08

Posted by: BasicInstinct | August 27, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I hope that this thread does not represent America. It is full of some of the most hateful, racist, backward language I have ever seen. From posts intentionally misstating the names of individuals to create racial stereo types to postings actually making overtly racist statements of hate.

People!! This is the 21st Century. This outmoded racist one sided rhetoric doesn't belong here. If you don't want Obama elected, great. Set forth a non-racist statement as to why he's not worthy. But stop trying to "defeat" Obama by resorting to these tactics of racial hate. You might win, but the result will be a country not worth winning.

Posted by: Social Discourse | August 27, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

John Kerry’s speech was impeccable! “America should be showing our power by example, not an example of our power.” The Repukes demonstrated the latter perfectly.

Obama/Biden‘08

Posted by: BasicInstinct | August 27, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

"I can no more disown [Rev.Wright] than I can disown my grandmother" Barry Obama

Barry NObama sticking the knife in the back of white people by defending a preacher who preached "hate whitey" sermons for the past 20 years.

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

"I've now been in 59 states, I think one left to go. Alaska and Mexico" Barry Obama - LATimes

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/05/barack-obama-wa.html

LOL and the little libbies wonder why Racist Barry Obama is tanking.

LOL LOL 59 states with Mexico being one of them?

Just Brilliant Barry

Chevy - Highly Educated Redneck

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

DEM HUMPING NEWS

The WashingtonCompost ran 2 weeks of Headlines about Larry Craig tapping his foot in the mens room

We have the story of the year. John Edwards looking for sympathy votes announced his wife has terminal cancer and would stay in the race.

Meanwhile this lowlife scumbag while out pimping his dying wife for votes was out humpin some bimbo.

Without question this is the story of the year and shows just how low a Demorat will go to ascertain power.

It boggles the mind this bum would pimp his dying wife for votes while out humping some pig.

WashingtonCompost - You should be ashamed to refer to yourself as a legitimate news organization.

You're nothing more then an appendage of the DemoRat party

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM Humping News

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

FACT: When givin the choice in the Illinois state legislature NObama says “KILL THE BABY” if born alive.

FACT: This is MURDER under the Federal Equal Protection act.

If a baby was born alive during a botched abortion they would just let the baby lay there until it starved to death.

FACT Obama while in the Ill. state legistature stopped a bill coming to the floor that would allow the baby to live once it came out of the womb.

When Obama left that same bill came back to the floor and Illinois passed it by a unanimous vote.

This bill is identical to the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which passed the U.S. Senate in 2002

You DEMS going to tell me NObama isn't a sick individual?

Chevy - Educated Redneck - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

>>WylieD wrote: "Political analysts are writing that Obama needs to use his speech to introduce himself to the nation."

Yes, that's the problem. People need to hear more about him in order to like him.

They didn't get enough exposure from the $300 million spent by his campaign as the primary contest crawled through all 57 states in the country, the wall-to-wall press and broadcast news coverage, the bloggers and ads blanketing the Internet, and the astonishing convention in which the main message seems to be to focus on Barack and Michelle Obama so that everyone can get to know him better.

The problem with Obama isn't that people haven't heard enough about him.

The problem is that they don't care for what they've got on him so far.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Porky Pig (NoBama) Running for President

What's this?

Ba-dee, ba-dee, ba-dee, ah, dah, um ya know um, um ah, uh, etc.

Hussein NObama trying to explain himself to questions he doesn't have a clue about.

When he does that, there's your sign, he's just making crap up as he goes along.

Chevy - ba-dee, ba-dee, ba-dee, Dat be all folks!

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

NObama threatens the Media

Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial. Ref. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92PL7400&show_article=1

NObama - You cannot hide your past and who you are.

We know for fact you personally befriended Ayres and even worked for him

Lets not forget your refusal to wear an American flag on your lapel.

Refusal to cross your heart during the pledge of allegiance

the church of HATE you hand picked and attended for 20 years. No, no, no, no, no, it's God Damn America.

In summary: NObama is proof how low the democratic party has degenerated.

NObama...

Your Chickenssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Are Coming Hommmmmmmmmmmmmmmme

To Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooost

Chevy - Educated Redneck


Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

To the White Race

My Grandmother is a “typical White Person” Barry Hussein Nobama 3/21/2008.

Like it or not, that is a RACIST remark against the White race by Barry NoBama.

Please explain to me how you can support this racist after he “SPIT” in your face?

I really do need to understand how you can support someone who just hucked a luggi at your entire family.

Why isn’t the Washington post demanding he clarify his racist remark?

Chevy – Educated Redneck

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

He can't give a boring speech!
http://www.potatoparade.co.uk/default.aspx?userid=60e3a24c-9834-4c6c-9c40-66de4f7fce46

Come on Democrats! Why is Mcains number so low at http://www.bop-o-rama.com

Obama is going to top 1,000,000.

Posted by: the potato master | August 27, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse


Political analysts are writing that Obama needs to use his speech to introduce himself to the nation.

Introduce himself?

Which movie do they think we are living in? "Memento" or "Groundhog Day"

Since when are "introduce" and "reinvent" interchangeable?

Trust us. We have met the man. And we just don't think he should be president.

---
"I am not a crook," Richard Nixon

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman," William Jefferson Clinton

"I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made. I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally," Barack Obama

Posted by: WylieD | August 27, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Chevy brings up the William Ayers nonsense and Barack is right to do whatever he can to fight the smears and lies. For you Racists and White Supremacists(and Black man hating lesbians)to complain and whine about Barack Obama fighting back against your lies is silly.You Idiots fired the first shot and now you're mad because the Brother fires back, please?

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

oxymoron

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I am not so worried about a Obama-administration. But please tell me - he is not that young any longer - which evident and concrete contributions to American Welfare has he delivered?

Furthermore, a Uniter is just a word. My impression is that the split within the Democratic party was the result of unfair actions taken by the DNC. Thus unifying was necessary and Barack Obama was chosen to be the Uniter. It could as well have been Hillary Clinton!

Now, when Barack Obama is Nominated by the Democratic Convention in Denver today catchwords like "YES WE CAN", "CHANGE" and "BARACK OBAMA" sounds worn-out and boring. These words make you feel sad on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

Please try to find some other slogans.

Posted by: Elisabeth3 | August 27, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Try to ignore the Dem-baiting Republicans and the closeted racists in our midst. Apparently it's going to take Barack Obama to purge this filth from the Democratic Party once and for all.

Posted by: Matt | August 27, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse


Words you will hear in Obama's speech:

- honor

- love

- dreams

- faith

- community

- hope

- divide


Words you will not hear:

- clinging

- bitter

- Reverend Wright

- guns

- Rezko

Posted by: WylieD | August 27, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

chevy said EDUCATED REDNECK

OXYMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORON DOO-DAH!!

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 8:34 PM
======================================

WOW Bob, you're quite the writer! What writing skills!

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: chevy | August 27, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

That Bill Ayers commercial is devastating. Did Obama really call this "mad bomber" "mainstream and respectable." Did he really launch his career from Bill Ayers living room?

Curious minds want to know?

Obama's counter commercial claims when Bill Ayers committed these crimes Obama was only 8 years old. Was he 8 years old when he befriended Ayers?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Picture it, Trinity Church 2006.

Michelle Shiniqua Obama is speaking from the pulpit.

Her prominent nostrils flared wide open, brow furrowed, and a scowl across her face.

She’s ranting against "whitey" and how they keep "raising the bar".

Fist pumping the air at a feverish pitch! I could just see it..

This my friends is what we will see in October when they release her "whitey-gate" tapes on YouTube.

Chevy - Bringing you up-to-date DEM News
PS stold this claasic pieceof LIT from none other then Dianne72 - What a WOMAN!!

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

The more the Messiah speaks, the more his poll numbers go down. But atleast his ego is growing, for it's all about the chosen one.

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 27, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

chevy said EDUCATED REDNECK

OXYMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORON DOO-DAH!!

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry DEMS - I just can't stop posting this.

This is proof enough for me that the NObama's don't have a prayer.

McCain gains during DEM Convention.

LOL - This has never happened before.

The washingtonCompost personnel must be fuming their plan to aid Nobama isn’t working.

Gallup Daily: No Bounce for Obama in Post-Biden Tracking McCain creeps ahead, 46% to 44%

LOL LOL LOL

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Republicans: go to Cap Girardeau, Missouri and commiserate with its native son Rush Limbaugh after you LOSE! And after that, go to Arizona to see Beer Baroness, Cindy McCain and ask her if her Mafioso family will help some of you run for office to defeat the stupid liberals!

Please report back on what she tells you!

Posted by: Madman | August 27, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

you'd better clean it up anonymous before somebody with a name knocks on your door little boy. got your limbaugh jammies on with the dead Iraqis on the bottoms? Count the days Republicans? Sorry, you can't count, or hold anyone Acountable for not B-52ing for Jesus and Ray Ray Hunt illegal oil contracts from Kurdistan, not autonomous as the AP reports. Lies, lies and more lies. Mr. Magoo is lost in Jawja with Olive Oil messing our foreign affairs, not unlike Ernest T. Bass on picnic.

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

NObama threatens the Media

Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial. Ref. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92PL7400&show_article=1

NObama - You cannot hide your past and who you are.

We know for fact you personally befriended Ayres and even worked for him

Lets not forget your refusal to wear an American flag on your lapel.

Refusal to cross your heart during the pledge of allegiance

the church of HATE you hand picked and attended for 20 years. No, no, no, no, no, it's God Damn America.

In summary: NObama is proof how low the democratic party has degenerated to.

NObama...

Your Chickenssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Are Coming Hommmmmmmmmmmmmmmme

To Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooost

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

LOL – This Freak is toast as McCain has gained a 2 point lead since the Circus act began.

Gallop daily tracking poll states this is a historical first where the party having the convention has lost ground.

LOL – Only the DEM party, party of whiners and freaks.

Chevy – Bringing you up-to-date DEM News the media refuses to print


Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives very politely state facts while the die hard liberals come back with there obvious pent up hatred and spew insidious remarks that are not fact based and a product of their imagination.

The facts are Obama associated with radicals, was a follower of Sol Linsky, a known communist, received contributions from William Ayers during Obamas campaign for the Illinois State Senate, had shady dealings and provided favors to Rezko a slum landlord and convicted felon, spent 20 years at a black liberation militant church and conveniently dropped out when the heat was on and most recently has back tracked on virtually every stand he took during his primary campaign.

These are facts and if you don't believe it, do a little research before you comeback with your vitriolic attacks that sound like hounds barking in the dark. Some of you out there are so pathetic its pitiful as Mr T would say

Chevy - Educated Redneck

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Dianne72 and Aspergirl: please STFU and die kthx.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama will be the next president and it will be another great day for this nation and the world. The Republicans hate MCNASTY. The Republican party tried to bury McCain in 2000 with his political career by saying be sired a black child, a sin to a Republican seventh grader. Now, MR. MAGOO WHO'S 72, dumb as a stump and racist as he can be is their candidate. Forget it. Obama will be the next president and MCNASTY told you he's killing Iraqis for oil and you STILL support the old stupid soldier you HATE. Stay home Nov. 4. You have nothing worth saying. You were given control for eight years and you slit our collective throats Republicans. Go OBAMA! Clean Mr. Magoo's clock which he can't read.

Posted by: bob II | August 27, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

GOP - Make a video of that famous pic of NObama refusing to cross his heart during the pledge of allegiance while everybody else have their hand over their heart.

That pic is worth a thousand words.

On the bottom recite NObama's words why he doesn't wear the American flag on his lapel.

Recite his pastor's GD America speech

Run it everyday and he'll go down in flames.

Guaranteed

Chevy

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR in Barrack Obama's speech: . .

100% of all our electricity produced by renewables in 10 years. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

1) It will boost our economy,
2) help decrease global-warming,
3) help decrease our involvement in the madness of the Middle East,
4) help decrease the strong arming Russia,
5) help decrease financial support to terrorist,
6) and it will leave some resources for our grandchildren.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 27, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Republicans: Bend over and kiss your a$$ goodbye. The Dems are going to nuke you this year. But, take heart: your convention is coming up just in time for another Katrina, Gustav, to remind Americans what a failure and pathetic group of LOSERS you are!

Posted by: Madman | August 27, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL – This Freak is toast as McCain has gained a 2 point lead since the Circus act began.

Gallop daily tracking poll states this is a historical first where the party having the convention has lost ground.

LOL – Only the DEM party, party of whiners and freaks.

Chevy – Bringing you up-to-date DEM News the media refuses to print

Posted by: Chevy | August 27, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Let me remind you Idiots that we've been here before.The LOSER Hillary said Obama was nothing more then a "speech" (and you see where she's at).You Idiots saw what happened after his speech on Race and you saw what happened in Germany.When will you blind Idiots realize that Barack Obama is simply the real deal?Anyone with two eyes and ears plainly saw that Michelle's speech ran circles around Hillary's and its even worse because Hillary was a Candidate and Michelle is just a wife and mother.Also Hillary's speech came AFTER Michelle's and Michelle's speech was still better.Obama will nail that sucker so far out of the park. That stadium will be PACKED and the WORLD will be watching and mark my words the TIGER WOODS(Micheal Jordan,Jay Z) of politics will make all of you Idiots look like the Idiots you are.Have one of you NUTS been right yet?I'm serious, has ONE of your lame predictions about Barack Obama faultering come true? Answer: HELL NO!!! And you best believe I will be back here on Thursday night and Friday(and all weekend long)to say I told you so and to rub it in(and call you Idiots,Racists,White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians).Its time for you LOSERS to wake the F- up. Stop the Drama, vote for Obama.
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

That is a great piece. Hilarious!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

John C:
Dude, it happens all the time that the candidate shows up the day of his acceptance speech or the night before. You actually can look that up....History didn't begin this afternoon, you know....

Posted by: Tom | August 27, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Of all the ridiculous theatrics of these conventions, having the candidate hide in another city until the day of his speech is the worst.

Posted by: John C | August 27, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Nice job RealBrother!

To the extent that trolls like Dianne72 and Rahiq can even understand....

Posted by: EKG | August 27, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Once the dice are rolled don't cry for the outcome!

The odds are against the Plantation Dream Couple: Washington ole master with black new kid on the block!

Do you really think Obama's bowling style and Biden's hair piece is a winning combination?


Posted by: Caronte | August 27, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

It would be nice if there was room on the Democratic love train for Republicans. But unfortunately, liberal love isn't universal. As a white Republican, I suppose I would be lucky to be a Porter on the Obama love train.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

He's consitently outperformed every other competitor in speeches throughout the primaries. Clinton is no exeption. Her speech was the best of her career, but his will be yet greater.

All of the repuglickans are out in force now on threads like this, because they have to drag Obama down before he stands next to the Geezer in a debate. Then there will be no contest whatsoever.

Posted by: ekg | August 27, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

On the anniversary of King's "I have a Dream" speech, how more fitting can it be to have Obama talk about unity among a divided Democratic party? Get ready for one of the greatest speeches ever!

Posted by: Don | August 27, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

Rahiq Syed I'd like to address your nonsense because its these kind of White Racist stereotypes that Barack Obama's nomination will dispell. 1)American Blacks if we were a Nation would be the 11th richest Nation on this planet.American Blacks collectively earn and spend over 600 Billion dollars per year.We are hardly poor.2)A recent UCLA/Harvard study showed that 72% of all Blacks under the age of 62 and over the age of 20 have completed High School or the equivalent of.Today there are more Blacks who have advanced degrees then at any point in American History and more Black Americans have college degrees then any other place on Earth(even Africa).
America has the wealthiest and most educated Black population in the world.3)78% of all Black children live OOW and the reason is simple, the MYTH that Blacks (Black men impeticular)are genetically inferior that has been advanced by White Racists(that would by you Rahiq)White Supremacists(Hillary) and Black Man Hating Lesbians(Essence Magazine,Alice Walker)etc. who have scared Black women away from marrying Black men and having relationships with Black men who love them and want to marry and raise children with them.4)The number of Blacks who sell drugs can be measured by the number of Blacks in jail or prison as a result of selling drugs.5)There are approx. 300-500,000 Black men in all the jails,prisons and detention centers in the US. there are 20 million Black men in America. The truth is less then 5% of Black men are in prison or jail at any given point in time.To suggest that "most" Barack Obama's are in prison is simply a Racist, White Supremacist Black man hating Black lesbian LIE.6)Gay White men have and have always had the highest rate of HIV and Aids.While true that the 85% of all NEW Aids/HIV cases are Black Lesbians, this too is the result of the lies and myths and hatred of Black men by so many Black man hating lesbians seeking to have a gay child by having sex with gay men,but still Gay White men have the highest HIV rate.7)Its ridiculous to suggest that Blacks should take "responsibility" for lies told about them.8)There is no such thing as "isn't 100% Black" A human is the RACE of its biological father(2006 Genome Project Study). Barack is 100% Black.9)Its false that Barack has a "White Mentality" in fact the opposite is true Barack embraces his Black Race and Culture(Black wife, Black Pastor,Black Church,Black children, Black name,Black liberal agenda,plays basketball loves fried chicken) and its this embracing of his Race and Culture that so many Whites like(won't be doing an OJ with White women).10)Yes you're right much of the reason why Whites won't vote for Jackson and Sharpton is because they have bought into the Superiority of Whites and Barack Obama hasn't. Blacks that put Whites on a pedestal and think of Whites as Superior are far more dangerous then Blacks like Obama who realize that Whites are equal to Blacks and in many cases lazy and stupid with entitlment mentalities.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | August 27, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

What do you think? Will Obama hark back to Harriet Tubman as Hillary did?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Axelrod is setting the stage for Barry's failure with his upcoming speech. They already have their standard excuse. Blame HRC. Barry's speech will not even come close to hers. He has no soul and even less of a chance to win in November.

Posted by: Jack Straw | August 27, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

I am an American.

Obama represents me.

No American is typical.

We are all unique.

Go Obama!

Posted by: EKG | August 27, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

ENOUGH of Obama! ENOUGH!
We are sick of him!
And his white house prop for tomorrow night is just another OVER THE TOP sideline and ego trip prop to overshadow his total lack of qualifications for the job and total lack of SINCERE care for ALL Americans. 20 YEARS of action speaks much louder than words and fireworks!
NObama.

Posted by: DEM now IND | August 27, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I hold out hope that: 1) most of the posters on this thread are simply not old enough to vote, and their blazing stupidity is just a measure of how young they are, or 2) that most of the posters on this thread are not actually US citizens, or 3) most of the posters on this thread are too stupid to figure out how to register to vote (if not covered by points 1 or 2 above), or 4) my faith in this Country is justified and there are more people of reason, maturity, intellect and wisdom than can be found here.

If there ever was a shining example of why we need to address the failures of our education system, it can be found on threads like these.

Posted by: EKG | August 27, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I have been in this country for 7 years and when I arrived I was struck at how poor and uneducated most blacks are. I could never figure out why most had children out of wedlock, sold drugs, and were in jail. Also, they have the highest rate of HIV. I suppose it is the slave metality from generations ago but at some point they will have to take responsibility. I think that is the reason Senator Obama appeals to so many whites because he isn't 100% black. He has a black face but the mentality of a white person. That makes the vote palatable and they can feel good about themselves. I doubt many of these white voters would go for an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson - just too black and they are for more representative of the black American - not Barack Obama.

Posted by: Rahiq Syed | August 27, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Once upon a time...Wise men shouted, "Enough!"
In blood they planted the U.S.A
Now help our country grow,
Vote Obama, it is time to kick the tired old elephant's a$$ out of town.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

After reading these over the top, racist posts so far, now I realize why this country is going down the drain

Posted by: cleo | August 27, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Dianne72 has posted offensive remarks that have nothing to do with this story and they should be removed!

Posted by: Christeeny | August 27, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama begins and ends with his speeches. All he knows is the world of words.

As soon as he gets crowned tomorrow, he will start working on his presidential memoirs.

God help us if anyone actually puts a red button by his elbow.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Obama will talk Al Queda to death. Victory through Superior Oratory.

If we could harness Obama's hot air, we'd be energy independent for life.

Posted by: Chicago the Windbag City | August 27, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Over at dailykos, they've found BOMBSHELL video of McCain insisting lettuce pickers get $50 an hour...and insulting AMERICAN workers. check that stuff out! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/27/152544/337/19/576614

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

So who will he start channeling now? Pre-2008 Hillary Clinton who was the dense policy wonk the reporters didn't understand?

That'll really make big inroads with blue collar white workers.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Very interesting the casual name-dropping about the three modern presidents Obama is looking to as models and past masters of the political speech (we know Lincoln is his total fave of the pre-modern ones): JFK, Reagan, and Clinton.

I think we'll be hearing passing references to that threesome for a while from this campaign. Particularly that last one. A good thing.

Posted by: Fairfax Voter | August 27, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Anonymouse; You mean the american candidate that can only recite stump speeches by saying a noun, a verb and POW. John McSame is a gas bag at best with no vision. The real thief was George Bush who managed to steal two elections. It was people like you you gave us eight years of misery.

Posted by: George | August 27, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Nope nothing boring here. Olive leaves and toga, we presume, to go along with the temple of Zeus props.

My goodness, this is kabuki theater at its finest. If this schmuck manages to steal the election from the American candidate, we are in for a wild ride.

At the very least, the talk show and late night people will have lots to laugh at.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Alex H; Get a life you loser. You probably voted twice for Georgie Bush. The worse president of my lifetime. I'd rather Joe anytime vs John McSame a 71 yr old gas bag that does not know that czechoslovakia no longer exists. He needed Joe the traitor Lieberman to correct him repeatedly.

Posted by: George | August 27, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

I am looking forward to the speeches tonight. I hope Bill can really get past his bitterness, and do what is right for the party, and what is right for the US.

Posted by: biggirl | August 27, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be fun tonight! Here's the game: see how many people you can identify whose words are stolen by Plagiarist-Joe and used in his speech - without attribution. If you get:

0-10 right = BAD-you are an ignoramus who would vote for anybody, including a liar and plagiarist
11-100 right = GOOD-you are not a totally brain-dead democrat, and there might be hope for you
101-1000 right = BETTER-you actually seem to have some discernment and ethics and probably did not cheat on your law school exam
1001+ = BEST-you are a winner! you are clearly too smart for the hope-change, change-hope, hopeable-change, changeable-hope BS and will vote for somebody other than sweetie hussein.

Good luck!

Posted by: ALEX H. | August 27, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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