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Virginia GOPers Hit Kaine Ahead of Appearance with Obama

By Tim Craig
Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.) said today that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) may be able to carry Virginia if he selects Gov. Timothy M. Kaine as his running mate, but predicted adding Kaine to the ticket would hurt Democrats nationally.

"I think he has been quite an effective governor in many areas, but at this point in time it is hard to see how he would bring strength to the ticket in the national security area, which I think the American public will be looking for in this election," said Warner, who is retiring after a 28-year career in the Senate, where he became an authority on defense issues. "But it may well be that his achievements as governor, which I think are considerable, and the high regard in the state for him could offset that."

Warner added: "But it would seem to me [Obama] would be well advised to look at national security and foreign affairs" in choosing a running mate.

Warner joined Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) on a conference call to announce plans to campaign aggressively on behalf of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the presumptive GOP nominee for president, in Virginia. Obama is scheduled to campaign in Martinsville in Southside Virginia Wednesday.

Davis echoed Warner's assertion about Kaine's lack of foreign policy experience but added: "You would have to concede that having a governor from Virginia running on the ticket would be of some help to Obama in Virginia." Davis noted, though, that Virginia may be facing a $1 billion budget shortfall.

But Davis and Warner both contended that Obama has weaknesses that could cost him Virginia's 13 electoral votes. They noted McCain will likely run well with veterans and perform better in Northern Virginia than some recent statewide GOP candidates have done.

"These are traditional voters who tend to favor moderate Republican candidates and not ultra-conservative Republican candidates, and I think Senator McCain is the type of Republican who does very, very well out there," Davis said.

Warner, who had a 65 percent approval rating in a Washington Post poll last fall, said he is "going to campaign at every opportunity" for McCain in Virginia. But he predicted a fight to the finish.

"There is an old adage in politics, your vote counts," Warner said. "Well, this is where that is going to prove the case. Virginia is a good, tight race."

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Dear Voter:

"vote Democrat" "tired of Republican..."???

Have you even looked into Obama's past!!

Posted by: Megadonx | August 20, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

mary 961

"American are dumbasses..."

Great so you listen to your German friend. Have you ever been overseas? I worked over their and went to school over there. It did not matter who I listened to they all said the same exact things. I guess this goes to reenforce the wisdom of God. Don't pull a sliver from your neighbor when you have a log in your own eye.

Posted by: Megadonx | August 20, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Lots of us out here are hurting while we struggle to tighten our belts more and avoid slipping out of the middle class all together. Obama has got some appealing choices for his running mate and also for his Cabinet. He has sound advisers too right at hand for a whole range of problems long overdue for treatment.

Despite his state's budgetary shortfall, Governor Kaine has done a great job following Mark Warner's achievements as chief economic officer for VA. If he is the one for the VP slot we know that practical steps will be taken quickly to ease the nation's economic woes, including our energy crisis, and to reform our healthcare system, including more support of the Veterans Administration for access by us vets.

John McCain wants to avoid the hard issues.

Posted by: old white vet | August 20, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that's the difference between liberals and conservatives.

Liberals think that paying taxes is patriotic.

Conservatives do everything they can to avoid paying taxes. In fact, that's kind of what started this country.

Posted by: masters | August 20, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

my friend in germany is keeping up with the elections he wrote me this you americansare a bunch of dumb asses letting the press pick your president. boy is he right on

Posted by: mary 961@comcast.net | August 20, 2008 7:41 AM | Report abuse

ENOUGH OF REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION.

This time,

VOTE DEMOCRATS.

Posted by: voter | August 20, 2008 3:20 AM | Report abuse

My comment was not totally printed. I will be glad to see both Warner and McCain leave.

Posted by: wizardbob | August 19, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Mr Warner has been a member of this congress for 28 yrs and look at the state of this country. Does he really think that he's done a good job. With McCain it will be more of the same. These people have put their own agenda ahead of the country. I'm from Az and will be glad to see both Warener and McCain.

Posted by: wizardbob | August 19, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Corruption Anon,

Why start that again. I already wrote how Obama had obtained property in Chicagoland. This was where he joined the Chicago Political team. Obama talks like he has assumptions about people based on color and joined and participated in a church and had friends who certainly reinforced this attitude. He refutes his poorly choosen friends (I guess he either is not aware of what type of friends he has or he is just not very smart--you choose) when they hurt him politically. He is proabortion and states babies are "a punishment" as if that were even possible.

Heck he even got elected by succeeding in getting his opponents taken off the ticket. At least McCain was elected by a majority of 70% in his home state.

No, I did not want McCain over another Republican candidate but that is our 2 party system--that is reality. Maybe I did not get my way but I will be darned if I will ever vote for Obama.

Posted by: Megadonx | August 19, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Billy,

I don't need anymore sources. You have a habit of offering help. Why don't you help everyone and tell us all just why you believe in a Obama future. What does he promise you? Very curious. You know you want to and I am glad we live in a country so great and sorta free that you can have your say. God forbid that freedom completely disappears (thing legislation from the bench--just think "living document")

Listen Billy, I know enough that we are never going to agree. I bet you don't understand others very well. You may misunderstand people all the time. So, do you even think you understand where your anger is coming from? I can help you with that. Lets hear about that anger. Maybe together we can calm you down.

Posted by: Megadonx | August 19, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

McCain allegedly took $300,000 (or $112,000) in bribes from Keating. How much he really got from Keating - and from other - we'll likely never know.

If a guy lies, cheats, and steals... he tends to do them all a lot. If he gets caught, he tells lies to cover up the lies. The bottom line is that you just cannot trust people like that.

When Bill Clinton ran for Pres. in '92 everybody knew he was a cheater. He promised he wouldn't cheat anymore. Right!

It is a sickness. And that is why the Republicans need to join....

Corruption Anonymous!

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 19, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Megadonx-

You know nothing about politics, government, economics or history. You get your facts from Rush Limbaugh and other right wing nuts. If you want to talk appeasement, look no further than George Bush 'appeasing' Putin. Don't ask. Read the news.

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Big Daddy-

Turn off Michael Savage and try thinking for yourself for once in your life.

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Bill-- You have no point to make you will join those in history as the "appeasers" the apologizers who kill America with your niceness be nice and your enemy will be nice nice nice kissy kissy.

Just to show you how I might argue if I wanted to sound like you laughing out loud

Kelly, KKK just where did that come from?? I have black relatives--you are so far off you have no idea but I apologize for how "ruff" my tone was regarding how blunt I was. Just making a point --I guess the cheap way because YES, I am fed up with the black vs "African American" issues. Not every black talks like Farakan and Jesse doesn't speak for all blacks. Cetainly Obama was not the best bet for a black candidate--I don't like his views but I could sit down to eat with him without worrying about him being black but I could not swallow because his speech would keep me busy argueing with him. Do you think he was the best Black candidate?

Oaklynn
What an angry childish response.

Posted by: Megadonx | August 19, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain took a $300,000 bribe from Charles Keating and would have kept it had he not been caught. He was lucky he wasn't jailed the way Randy 'Duke' Cunningham was.

McCain is also a self-admitted adulterer. How do wingnuts like that?

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh maxd... you truly are pathetic...

The greatest trick the devil every played is to convince the world he does not exist! You are playing that same "smooth, soft, gentile" Bull Sh1t approach that your B.O. does!

B. Hussein Obama is a joke... truly and sadly a joke. He is the incarnation of why the average IQ in the US is about 100! A bunch of ignorant "sheeple" who follow a smooth talking fool!

Obama supporters are clueless fools! I am glad you do not make up the majority of the true voting American public!

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 19, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Do you conservatives realize that if your employer is paying either all or a portion of your healthcare McCain wants to tax that as income? His goal is to gut employer paid benefits and replace it with a system that will cost families considerably more money.

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse


Obama is and has sparked the largest coming out of racists this country has seen since the 1960's...! That is because a vast majority of black Americans have voiced the fact that they are voting for Barak Hussein Obama just because he is black! Eventhough, most black Americans are Christian and have much more conservative values than B.O. does! Gotta love that the guys initials are B.O. because he really does STINK!

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 19, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Haven't the American people realized that their enemy lies within their country? It's your bloody foreign policy that is your enemy.

For every action, there is a reaction...c'mon folks....learn physics...Newton's Law of Motion.

The truth is the ruling cabal in America do not belong to any political party. They just use the party apparatus and infrastructures to get inside government and wreak havoc.

The only opportunity Americans have left to reclaim their government lies with Obama because he clearly has a vision that is truly what America should be. This is why you need to change Washington inside out.

It does not take a genius to figure all these out but the problem is the MSM in America have come to control the way people think in America. That is too bad because when you have an ill-informed mass, you are going to have a problem and it will gradually rot from within.

Wake up America.

Posted by: maxd | August 19, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

No self respecting American, especially, a man would ever consider voting for BaROKE Hussein Osama....

Nothing but a socialist scumbag! He will not even get 30% of the vote!

McCain = Mandate

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 19, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Halliburton moves its operation to Dubai so it doesn't have to pay taxes. Real patriots those guys. War profiteering use to be a crime and it still should be, especially when these companies are tax dodgers.

Do you think any oil drilled offshore belongs to us ?? We don't have a nationalized oil market. It belongs to whoever drills it which is the oil companies who put it on the open market. Why do you think they'll sell oil to the United States for $40 a barrel when they can get three times that much?

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

The big question on IRAQ is not the surge but why are we in IRAQ in the first place.This is a war of choice not necessity.The war mongers are trying to change the subject.Faulty intellegence my foot.What we have here is faulty interpretation of the intellegencnce. This is a failure of leadership.The NEOCONS/REPUBLICONS want 4 more years,I SAY NO,NO ,NO! what if the RUSSIANS had said their invasion of GEORGIA was based on faulty intelligence? What then my friends!!!

Posted by: isaiah | August 19, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Bill, Obama does in fact have a very liberal voting record. He has voted pro choice right down the line including partial birth and not giving medical aid to aborted babies born live. He does in fact have some history with Rezko. Google any of it and you'll realize it's not heresay. Obama is a liberal so liberals like him and will vote accordingly. Conservatives are conservative and so won't vote for Obama. Both sides have very different philosophies. I would just like to see less name calling and more facts.

Posted by: Kathy | August 19, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

His middle name is HUSSEIN...! That is and ought to be enough said for the vast majority of Americans!

Besides the fact that Barak Hussein Obama is a TOOL...!

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 19, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama is nothing more than a two-bit hack! He knows it and his constituents know it... that is why they will not do the "town-hall" style debates w/ McCain!

AS Obama said about himself in the Q & A at Saddleback last week... being President of the United States is way "...above [his] pay grade..."

Posted by: Big Daddy | August 19, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

>McCain is a war monger who will finish the bankrupting of our nation that Bush started.

But Obama is the one who loves earmarks. McCain is opposed to wasteful spending.

>yet a nanny state in Iraq is fine with you.

???

>flowing into the pockets of private contractors like CACI, Halliburton, Blackwater, etc.

Those are American business that supply Americans with jobs. You know that, right?

>You probably are in favor of offshore drilling to without being aware of what the facts are.

Sure am. Because I know the facts that they can drill safely. If Congress hadn't blocked drilling for 30 years, we'd have more U.S. oil and U.S. jobs.

Posted by: masters | August 19, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

masters-

McCain is a war monger who will finish the bankrupting of our nation that Bush started.

You wingnuts say you don't want a nanny state, yet a nanny state in Iraq is fine with you. Anything to keep the taxpayers money flowing into the pockets of private contractors like CACI, Halliburton, Blackwater, etc. You probably are in favor of offshore drilling to without being aware of what the facts are.

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

"the surge is not the entire war. there were a few years before yet MORE AMERICANS were sent to die."

You didn't answer the question.

Why doesn't Obama admit he was wrong on the surge?

Posted by: masters | August 19, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

"Why doesn't your "boy" admit that he was wrong on the surge?"

the surge is not the entire war. there were a few years before yet MORE AMERICANS were sent to die.

...for a war of greed.

so yes... obama was right.
mccain was wrong.

Posted by: anonyMOUSE | August 19, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

dontcha love how the same people that claim obama to have a gift for speaking, yet have no foreign policy experience are the same people that voted for bush twice, and will likely vote for mccain?

do you people listen to YOUR OWN candidates?

Posted by: anonyMOUSE | August 19, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Kathy-

How can you have an intelligent discussion with someone who presents heresay as fact?

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Bill.

McCain has consistently argued that conditions on the ground will dictate withdrawal, and that we won't leave until we have victory. Whether that's 16 months or 100 years, McCain is saying it doesn't matter. We don't leave until we win.

We finish what we started.

Obama has argued that we should leave REGARDLESS of conditions. But now Obama has said that conditions on the ground should dicate.

Obama shifted positions; McCain has not.

Why doesn't your "boy" admit that he was wrong on the surge?

Posted by: masters | August 19, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Tort-

al-Maliki: "We want a timeline to know when we can have control of our country again"

Obama: "We would like to be out of Iraq in about 16 months".

McCain: "Uh...well...that sounds good to me."

Audience at the Democratic Convention:

"FLIP-FLOP, FLIP-FLOP, FLIP-FLOP!!"

Your boy is damaged goods.

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

I take it that you'd rather take our troops from Iraq without giving them victory, leaving Iraqis a weak government that cannot defend her people.

And let al-Qaeda claim that they beat America.

That suit you fine?

"I take it you want to make sure he stays in Iraq, well McBush's your man alright, '100 years is OK with me'."

Posted by: Tort | August 19, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

americans voted for bush 2 times; they deserve this past 8 years. same goes for mccain, if they're crazy enough to vote the same philosophy, and not recognize reality, let them learn the hard way.

part of me hopes McCain gets elected, just to fast forward to the bottom, so the US can rebuild more quickly.

Posted by: jason | August 19, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Here is the reason Obama will already take Virginia.

It seems Bloomberg/Paul is on the ballot here.

That's right, an independent party has placed this set on the ballot. And the two running? They are consenting to it.

I see lots of clash with McCain here....

Posted by: Imperial | August 19, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

"My son-in-law is serving in Iraq.", Pamela

I take it you want to make sure he stays in Iraq, well McBush's your man alright, "100 years is OK with me".

Posted by: JR | August 19, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Here are some facts:

"Megadonx!!!! Get up here and eat your dinner"

"Can't ma! I'm still playing wit da 'puter!"

Posted by: Bill | August 19, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama is no leader.
He is very gifted at speaking flowery generalities but absolutely nothing of substance.
Review the Rick Warren interview. It exposes why Obama refuses townhall debates with McCain. That tells us how well Obama would do as a leader--he'd be a total dud.
Make no mistake. He does nothing for the "least of these"--especially the unborn, or even those babies who survive abortion attempts. He's is anti-civil-rights except for the rights of leftist elitists. He hasn't once stood up against them because he is one of them.

Posted by: TL | August 19, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Megadonx: What a steaming pile of right-wing nut excreta. Get a life.

Posted by: oaklynne | August 19, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Here are some facts.

Obama is very very liberal and as an example voted against the Anti-late term abortion law when Obama was in the Illinois state Senate--and he was present for the whole debate. How can a Christian vote for such a evil stance.

That is not mention he is staunch advocate of the estate tax. He called(QUOTE) "Upon the Christians and the Jewish community to and the Muslims to convene on Washington to oppose the repeal of the estate tax." --I wonder how he expects farmers to pass on their farm to their kids?? On the other hand it is even more strange that he uses a term called the "ownership society" and opposes things such as health savings accounts and school choice as he says they are like "social Darwinism." He is more socialist than any other candidate--can you say, HELLO BIG GOVERNMENT--HELLO SOCIALISM

Obama is Corrupt as the day is long, Tony Rezko , an indicted political fundraiser (under federal corruption investigation for receiving $6 million in kickback favor deals) is a close friend who Obama approached to buy property with---while the crook was still being investigated. Obama agreed to buy one lot and Rezko bought the other lot and then sold part of it to Obama. Now Obama paid $300 000 LESS than the asking price while the adjoining equally value property was bought by the crook at FULL asking price--sound crooked?? Of course it is as both properties where bought from the same seller. So why did Barrack get the land so cheap? Because the seller let the land go cheap to Barrack while he got his asking price from the crook, Rezko. Also, Rezko helped raise $60,000 for Barrack's campaign. SO what deal was made between these two (besides Rezko's business associate getting an internship. What does Obama now say? He now admits the deal was a "mistake." Bull, he is an obvious ethics question don't you think??

This is not about a first black president. As white people agree that it would great for race relations to allow a black president. It is absurd to think that this has anything to do with race !! We have long had good race relations. America was ready for a black president at least 8 years ago when it was shown that Colin Powell would easily beat Clinton by no less than 10% (according to polls). In other words Colin , a black, would have easily been our next president--if he wanted. So why is black an issue?? There are other politicals who are black whom I could much easier accept but I will never accept this liberal Hallmark card. The only thing Obama represents is: that the chance for the Republicans to appeal to the blacks is crushed (because who would vote against one "of their own" to support a Republican). LOTS of whites will be voting for the WRONG reason just to break the glass ceiling and become a "part of history" to vote in the first "black" (he is only half black) president. Reporters are going to continue to taught Dr. Martin Luther King's dream and how it is finally becoming a reality. AH, just a minute, it became reality a long time ago--just the Blacks won't accept it and the reporters are too stupid to realize it--I guess they have needlessly guilty feelings for being white.


Have you ever heard this guy speak; it is like listening to a bad Hallmark card:

About himself and another Democrat "We agreed to disagree but..without being disagreeable"--WHAT???

With respect to running for president, "I believe in the basic decency of the American people"--SOUNDS GREAT DOESN'T IT?

from his acceptance speech, “I know that I haven’t spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I’ve been there long enough to know that the ways of
Washington must change.”

About his grandma, "She was a typical white person...afraid of black people"--TALK ABOUT PREJUDICE but I guess that is allowed because he is a minority member; they
have carte blanch to insult without retribution.

from "Audacity to Hope" his book --about religion "I grew up around a healthy skepticism for organized religion and as a result so do I [have a healthy skepticism toward
organized religion]"

MY favorite "I believed Saddam had chemical and biological weapons, coveted nuclear arms, scoffed at UN resolutions and butchered his own people but I do not consider
that a threat to [post 911] America"

"The real threat in to peace in the Middle East is not Islamic extremism, its' cynicism." talk about a Pollyanna.


Some personal struggles--OH how Barrack has struggled

Lets see... he overcame the oppression of being born to a well-off middle class white woman and a Harvard Ph.D. father. He overcame the oppression of attending private schools his whole life. His life took a dark turn when he was admitted to Columbia and then Harvard Law school where they practically lynched into the position of President of the Law Review--and from there his life was a "hell" of accolade and accomplishment. Oh, in his defense the liberal media will say over and over ,"his funny name, Obama got him made fun of when he was young.." -- Please this is not about his running mate--I can not even get past Obama himself. He is an abomination--What else can you call someone who says a baby is a "punishment." and then lie about not being a proabortion candidate---just what do you need to do to be called proabortion anyway?

Posted by: Megadonx | August 19, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

There are a couple of points to be made here. First, while I agree that there should be some emphasis on National Security, people aren't yet connecting that to the economy. The latest numbers out have just shown that for the first time in memory (and perhaps ever, I'm not sure, I'm not an economist) we've had economic expansion without increases in median wages for employees. This is not a minor issue. It means people can't afford to live the same lifestyle that they are accustomed to living. If we want to worry about national security perhaps we should worry about the fact we are faced with either a) the government bailing out the economy or b) everyone in the country going into massive amounts of debt to keep up their current standard of living or c) many people moving out of the middle class into the lower class, and the lower class slipping into poverty. None of these are good for the dollar, and thus neither of them are good for foreign investments in our heavy debt load. Russia is already, supposedly, threatening to sell off it's American debt in response to our pressuring them on Georgia. If we continue to push people with the last 'big stick' that we have (since we've definitely decided to give up walking softly) we're going to face more and more economic threats like the ones Russia are providing. This is after GW Bush has been cuddling up to the Russian to try to get them to buy more of debt. If we can no longer obtain cash from foreign countries by having them buy our debt how are we supposed to continue to fund our war on terror? How is the government to bail out it's citizens during this recession? Raise taxes? When was the last time you heard a republican push for that? If you want national security think not just about military strength - remember, the pen continues to prove mightier than the sword. With a global economy wars will be decided by pursestrings not hand-grenade pins. This election, no matter how hard the Republicans want it to be, is not about our military, it's about our economy (stupid).

Posted by: think about it | August 19, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Here are some facts.

Obama is very very liberal and as an example voted against the Anti-late term abortion law when Obama was in the Illinois state Senate--and he was present for the whole debate. How can a Christian vote for such a evil stance.

That is not mention he is staunch advocate of the estate tax. He called(QUOTE) "Upon the Christians and the Jewish community to and the Muslims to convene on Washington to oppose the repeal of the estate tax." --I wonder how he expects farmers to pass on their farm to their kids?? On the other hand it is even more strange that he uses a term called the "ownership society" and opposes things such as health savings accounts and school choice as he says they are like "social Darwinism." He is more socialist than any other candidate--can you say, HELLO BIG GOVERNMENT--HELLO SOCIALISM

Obama is Corrupt as the day is long, Tony Rezko , an indicted political fundraiser (under federal corruption investigation for receiving $6 million in kickback favor deals) is a close friend who Obama approached to buy property with---while the crook was still being investigated. Obama agreed to buy one lot and Rezko bought the other lot and then sold part of it to Obama. Now Obama paid $300 000 LESS than the asking price while the adjoining equally value property was bought by the crook at FULL asking price--sound crooked?? Of course it is as both properties where bought from the same seller. So why did Barrack get the land so cheap? Because the seller let the land go cheap to Barrack while he got his asking price from the crook, Rezko. Also, Rezko helped raise $60,000 for Barrack's campaign. SO what deal was made between these two (besides Rezko's business associate getting an internship. What does Obama now say? He now admits the deal was a "mistake." Bull, he is an obvious ethics question don't you think??

This is not about a first black president. As white people agree that it would great for race relations to allow a black president. It is absurd to think that this has anything to do with race !! We have long had good race relations. America was ready for a black president at least 8 years ago when it was shown that Colin Powell would easily beat Clinton by no less than 10% (according to polls). In other words Colin , a black, would have easily been our next president--if he wanted. So why is black an issue?? There are other politicals who are black whom I could much easier accept but I will never accept this liberal Hallmark card. The only thing Obama represents is: that the chance for the Republicans to appeal to the blacks is crushed (because who would vote against one "of their own" to support a Republican). LOTS of whites will be voting for the WRONG reason just to break the glass ceiling and become a "part of history" to vote in the first "black" (he is only half black) president. Reporters are going to continue to taught Dr. Martin Luther King's dream and how it is finally becoming a reality. AH, just a minute, it became reality a long time ago--just the Blacks won't accept it and the reporters are too stupid to realize it--I guess they have needlessly guilty feelings for being white.


Have you ever heard this guy speak; it is like listening to a bad Hallmark card:

About himself and another Democrat "We agreed to disagree but..without being disagreeable"--WHAT???

With respect to running for president, "I believe in the basic decency of the American people"--SOUNDS GREAT DOESN'T IT?

from his acceptance speech, “I know that I haven’t spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I’ve been there long enough to know that the ways of
Washington must change.”

About his grandma, "She was a typical white person...afraid of black people"--TALK ABOUT PREJUDICE but I guess that is allowed because he is a minority member; they
have carte blanch to insult without retribution.

from "Audacity to Hope" his book --about religion "I grew up around a healthy skepticism for organized religion and as a result so do I [have a healthy skepticism toward
organized religion]"

MY favorite "I believed Saddam had chemical and biological weapons, coveted nuclear arms, scoffed at UN resolutions and butchered his own people but I do not consider
that a threat to [post 911] America"

"The real threat in to peace in the Middle East is not Islamic extremism, its' cynicism." talk about a Pollyanna.


Some personal struggles--OH how Barrack has struggled

Lets see... he overcame the oppression of being born to a well-off middle class white woman and a Harvard Ph.D. father. He overcame the oppression of attending private schools his whole life. His life took a dark turn when he was admitted to Columbia and then Harvard Law school where they practically lynched into the position of President of the Law Review--and from there his life was a "hell" of accolade and accomplishment. Oh, in his defense the liberal media will say over and over ,"his funny name, Obama got him made fun of when he was young.." -- Please this is not about his running mate--I can not even get past Obama himself. He is an abomination--What else can you call someone who says a baby is a "punishment." and then lie about not being a proabortion candidate---just what do you need to do to be called proabortion anyway?

Posted by: Megadonx | August 19, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Barry is going down.

Posted by: Typical White Person | August 19, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Kaine is an anti-abortion, anti-birth control, faith-based Democrat. I think Obama would be crazy to put him on the ticket.

Posted by: IH2008 | August 19, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

People vote for the top of the ticket, remember Dan Quaile?The president sets the agenda and the vp is there to look good and speak little.

Posted by: joseph marcucilli | August 19, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Pamela....how myopic and misinformed you and your relatives are.

I'm a retired senior naval officer and my junior officer (USAF) son is flying combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are both supporting and voting for Barack. We need a president who is a leader, has a vision, has brains, can think, can listen to others and who always puts the welfare and interests of the nation and all its' people first before the interests of a select few (such as fanatical fundamentalist Christians [kin to radical Islamists???], and Texas & Wyoming oil robber barron buddies and contractors who have gotten obscenely rich off of an illegal war, entered into under false pretenses). "Commander in Chief" is just one of the many facets of the job...and Obama will bring integrity, intelligence, critical analysis, and reasoned, value-based decisiveness to all roles and responsibilities of the job.

Posted by: joe | August 19, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama would do well with Governor Kaine. The inbred yokels already have their minds made up, they were dead set against picking an African American democrat. Obama should do well with the rest of the country that plans to move on from this colonial minority that still think its 1840.

Obama - Clark 08!

Posted by: Amy Heidenburg | August 19, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Anything McShame and his disciples do is wrong. I'll write in Kaine for president if Obama doesn't choose him for Veep just to spite the Repuglicans.

Posted by: Harvey | August 19, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

It will be Joe Biden or Tim Kaine. OsiSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | August 19, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Check out Pakistan and Georgia, You better believe it is still about National Security.
My son-in-law is serving in Iraq. He and his buddies are voting McCain. They know we need a commander-in-chief, not a constitution lawyer to lead our country. NO OBAMA

Posted by: Pamela | August 19, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

What if we raise the dead to really scare those GOP'ers? Just one star that needs to be added for good measure in a crazy rally that has been so caught up in war politics rather than entertainment. Michelle Obama might put in a word or allow Ms. Clinton to introduce Michelle or even Bill could be chosen. When I talk this much who knows?

Posted by: Manipulator | August 19, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Kaine is fine with me. Saw him on C-Span. Smart.

Posted by: Dave | August 19, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

The Republican are afraid, so afraid that they are attacking a governor who may never get picked as a VP candidate.

Posted by: Gerald Shields | August 19, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

No security=no prosperity

Posted by: H. Simenauer | August 19, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain a moderate? In 2000 maybe but all I see now is him moving further and further to the right. Six months ago I would have said that the "McCain is another Bush" line was just politics. Now it looks like plain old reality.

Posted by: Marcus | August 19, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Sniff, Sniff! What's that I smell? I smell fear!

Whenever the GOPers start attacking a guy before he has been announced to do anything,you know that they are afraid.

The vast number of Americans are more concerned about the economy, but if Warner and the other Republicans think this election is similiar to 2004 and about National Security then by all means, please ignore the economic concerns of Americans.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 19, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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