Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama surrogate Wesley Clark attacks McCain: Democratic Campaign reaches a new low

Interestingly Barack Obama has usually been fulsome in his praise of John McCain's war record. Nevertheless the attack by Wesley Clark on John McCain certainly came about with the approval of Obama. Obviously Obama is endeavouring to be a little too cunning for his own good. He lacks the gravitas necessary to attack McCain's experience. So instead he uses a surrogate in the form of retired General Wesley Clark.

Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be President, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS Face the Nation. He also,sniped at McCain’s military service.
Barack Obama told a group of donors in Jacksonville, Fla Friday night last that Republicans would try to make voters afraid of him, and suggested they would use his race to scare up votes for John McCain. Here he is playing with fire. It is he who is introducing race into the campaign and not John McCain. Obama's approach is the most cunning and the most devious adopted by any Democratic Presidential candidate in the last thirty years.

He is using a multipronged approach. He is injecting race into the campaign to galvanise the African American vote. He then attempts to insulate himself from attack by insinuating that any criticism is motivated by racial considerations. Indeed many in the Clinton campaign believe that similar dirty political tactics by the Obama campaign cost Hillary the nomination. He is now using a surrogate to attack McCain's military record in an attempt to neutralise McCain's advantage in terms of experience. He avoids many of the issues like the plague. Speeches are usually full of empty rhetoric but devoid of substance.

So much for the change promised by Obama. It is a chimera.


rainywalker said...

Disagree..... A week after Obama said they [big Republican operative] would use race baiting, Grover Norquist told the LA Times, "Obama was John Kerry with a Tan." It's not what Wesley Clark said, but didn't say that is important. John McCain was instrument in having all Vietnam war records on him and POW's sealed top secret. Why?
By the way his war record is not that good, he crashed 4 aircraft and dumped one wife because of her accident. His womanizing is public knowledge and then he married Cindy with dollars and started messing around on her. Without her money and her father he would not even be in Congress.
Sorry, he spilled his guts in Vietnam before or if he ever had "any torture" causing American pilots to be killed. Check out the word for word documents [Television, radio, newspapers] from Cuba and North Vietnam.
I'm a conservative and have voted for one Democratic president in 40 years. I do not care much for liberal ideas and never have. But I would not vote for John McCain if he put a weapon to my head. He'a a crazy man and always has been. I do not want him running whats left of our country after George Bush.

John Barry said...

John McCain was tortured. The man went through hell in prison in Vietnam. He was a war hero. Just look at the state of his body. He has experience of war.
Obama knows nothing of war. He said that he would invade Pakistan to tackle Al Qaeda. This would be lunacy. A US invasion would topple the Government of Pakistan and allow the militants to take over.These would then have control of nuclear weapons. Imagine what Al Qaeda would do with nuclear weapons. Obama incidentally has the imprimatur of the Democratic Socialists of America- a group formed from Communists, Trotskyites , Socialists and other extreme leftists. He is too radical and too left wing.

rainywalker said...

The damage to his body was mostly caused when he ejected from his old aircraft. They wouldn't let him fly a newer aircraft because of his record number of crashes and his father got him the assignment. He wasn't liked very much in the military and still isn't by many retired flag officers. But they speak for themselves. We will agree to disagree on John McCain.
As for Obama perhaps we'll wait and see if the devils in the pudding.
You've given me something to research! Thanks.

Danny Vice said...

Wesley Clark trips all over himself every time he says anything, and does nothing more than make his liberal cohorts look like the power lusting, lying, manipulative flip floppers that they are.

Last go around, Clark crowed endlessly about Kerry’s service, and how horrible it was that anyone would doubt Kerry’s integrity. He held Kerry up as a hero and ABSOLUTELY advertised his service as a reason why Kerry was fit to be commander in chief.

Now he flip flops right on his face - as he usually does.

Conservatives flip flop from time to time, but they don’t throw any vet under the bus unless that vet is out there denigrating our troops - like Kerry did.

They are two peas in a pod.

Clark is a disgrace to the uniform and it’s a tragedy our soldiers and vets had to listen to him denigrate their service in such a way.

Danny Vice