Dirty campaign

Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008

Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The presidential campaign of 2012 will be one of the dirtiest campaigns on record. Why? Because the Obama campaign dared to question Mitt on Bain and his unreleased tax returns. With that as an excuse, the Romney campaign is going to do what they have wanted to do all along. They will repeat every charge leveled against Barack Obama in the past and they will not hesitate to make up new charges. Recently I saw an article speculating that Barack Obama senior was not Barack’s true father. Now the right is speculating that Barack’s real father was a communist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis. It will take a real man to withstand all the slanderous attacks. I think that Barack is up to the challenge; I doubt that Mitt could.

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Experience

English: Seal of the President of the United S...

English: Seal of the President of the United States Español: Escudo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Македонски: Печат на Претседателот на Соединетите Американски Држави. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barack will soon have four years of experience being President of the US; Mitt has none. If the GOP continue their obstruction and the economy turns sour and international tensions mount, we will continue to need Barack’s experience. We will not have the luxury of training someone new to the presidency. In fact, it may be a good idea to consider repealing presidential term limits. Like FDR, we may need Barack for a third or fourth term.

Money and race

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English: Seal of the President of the United States Español: Escudo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Македонски: Печат на Претседателот на Соединетите Американски Држави. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GOP insiders privately concede that Mitt can’t win in November. However, the race will go on and enormous sums will be spent in negative ads, particularly virulent and false ads by the GOP superpacs. The contest should not be close and it would not be if Barack were white. Mitt is not racist, but some voters will vote against Barack because Mitt is white and he is not.

I am looking forward to the debates; they will feature two men who look presidential. With Mitt, it stops there. Barack not only looks presidential, he is President and thinks, speaks and acts presidential. It will be no contest. Barack will blow Mitt out of the water.

BOTT report March, 2012

Glen Ellyn, IL

Glen Ellyn, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lake Ellyn, IL

Lake Ellyn, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The birthers just will not give up. Sheriff Joe’s report notwithstanding and not receiving the desired publicity, they have come up with two new stories. Usually truth is stranger than fiction, but with the birthers, it is the reverse, their fiction is stranger than truth.

First story is an attempt to link Barack with Bill Ayers again, only this time the source is the mailman who delivered mail to Bill Ayers’s parents at their home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Reportedly, he overheard a conversation in which they reportedly said they were aiding a foreign student in college. That student is alleged to be Barack Obama.

Second story is told by a former US Marine stationed in Honolulu in 1980 when Barack was in college in LA. The ex-Marine claims that he met Barack in Honolulu and Barack told him that he was born in Kenya. Obviously false since Barack was born in Honolulu and he knew it. If there is any truth in the tale, it would be a reference to Barack’s father who was born in Kenya.

That’s all for today. I am sure that other falsehoods will be appearing in the near future, and I will bring them to your attention as I find them.

My hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois is only a few miles east of the above pictures. In the winter as a teen, I enjoyed skating on a frozen Lake Ellyn.

Good hands

Barack Obama

Image by jamesomalley via Flickr

I talked to a retired reporter this morning while exchanging visits to each other’s homes. She told me about her experience interviewing Hillary Clinton when she also met Bill. What struck her at the time was how soft Bill’s hands were. I had a similar experience shaking hands with Barack. No calluses on the hands of the political elite.

Please see Barack Obama | Be bold Barack | Leviathan