Friday, June 06, 2008

Did not really mean it

Jerusalem Post reported Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel's capital to remain "undivided," his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.
You can't believe anything he says.
"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided," Obama declared Wednesday, to rousing applause from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.
His statement is right. How can two countries share a city as their capitol, especially since Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Koran. You can't say it has been a Palestinian capitol because there has never been a nation called Palestine. It was just a city conquered by Muslims long after the Koran was written, and they don't like to see any captured land leave Muslim control. Poor babies.
But a campaign adviser clarified Thursday that Obama believes "Jerusalem is a final status issue,
He must have been upset hen Hamas withdrew its endorsement, and fears losing the muslim oil money that has been flowing in, in many many small donations over the internet to his campaign.
which means it has to be negotiated between the two parties" as part of "an agreement that they both can live with."

Curt blogged No experience in foreign policy, diplomacy, and very little experience as a legislator…, you Democrats can pick em’ huh? He does give a damn spiffy speech tho. In a empty suit.

Gateway Pundit blogged This is unbelievable! Obama is already siding with the Palestinians over Israel. Maybe he was reading those church bulletins after all.

Soren Dayton blogged So let's make this very clear. Under pressure from Palestinians and terrorists, Obama caves on perhaps Israel's most fundamental issue. Not a good sign for those meetings with Ahmadinejad.

Ed Morrissey blogged Yes, obviously. Unfortunately, in learning a lesson on foreign policy, Obama managed to anger both parties and forced them into making public demands that only make diplomacy more difficult later. This is what happens when candidates with no experience in diplomacy and foreign policy think themselves experts in both.

Tei-Chi blogged So, where does Obama stand, really? Now, we see why truly, he is not a worthy candidate to be president.

Laura blogged He’s moving backward so fast that the rotation of the earth will be affected soon, and he’ll reverse time, just like Superman.

ShrinkWrapped blogged Barack Obama has an ideology that sees the government as the solution to myriad problems for which it is unsuited and he appears to lack the humility that comes from the understanding that he doesn't know as much as he thinks he knows.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Now what?

Now what? Ann Althouse blogged I went to bed last night thinking there's no way Barack Obama should pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate. — But I woke up this morning, turned on the TV news to see a rerun of her speech from last night and thought: He must pick her!

The left wing pundits were convinced. Maureen Dowd whines She’s Still Here! Noam Scheiber screams That Outrageous, Delusional Clinton Speech. Matthew Yglesias blogged I probably shouldn't write any more about this woman and her staff. Suffice it to say that I've found her behavior over the past couple of months to be utterly unconscionable and this speech is no different. I think if I were to try to express how I really feel about the people who've been enabling her behavior, I'd say something deeply unwise.

Roger Simon observes Obama's first test: Handling Hillary and Adam Nagourney worries Next on Agenda Is Clinton’s Role. Jackie Calmes talks about Clinton's Road to Second Place.

My personal opinion is that the only reason Hillary is taking about wanting the Vice Presidency is she hopes something will come up between now and August to change the minds of enough Super Delegates to force a change between numbers one and two.


Caucuses vs. Primaries

Jeralyn writes on TalkLeft about an interesting report on the differences between primaries and caucuses and the impact in the 2008 Presidential nomination.

egalia talks about The UnDemocratic Party: Primary vs. Caucus Report and even has a video to show it.

I don't think Hillary's supporters are going to quietly accept the Obamamessiah.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The fat lady doesn't sing till August

Obama Pushes Effort to Claim Victory Tonight and Superdelegates predict quick primary end, but reported Clinton aides rallying donors, floating convention fight: "August, and no earlier"

That is right. Obama is a fool if he thinks anything, even the offer of the vice presidency, is going to stop Hillary from hoping that something comes up to change the minds of the super delegates so that they switch to her in August. And they are free to do that. They can publicly say they are for Obama, and change their minds any time before the voting in August. It is going to be a fun summer.