Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Not such a good reason afterall

Say, Obama, what was that you said again about why you would be a good president?

Obama, September 22nd on 60 Minutes:

KROFT (voice-over): This week, during the biggest economic meltdown since the Great Depression, the candidates were forced to stop playing politics and to start talking about some of the major issues in this campaign. And 60 MINUTES was with both of them.

(on camera): Why do you think you’d be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I think that when you think about the challenges we face, these are challenges that require us to look forward and not backwards.

(CROSSTALK)

KROFT: Why you? I mean, why do you think you would be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I was going to get to that.

KROFT: Go ahead.

OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction.

Yes He Can!

Or, uh...

Obama, September 30th on ABC:

"I don't think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle," he said.

Oh.

So, THE reason he gives Steve Kroft as to why he would be a good president … goes under the bus.

No He Can’t!

So, Obama, were you lying to Steve Kroft and to us on 60 minutes? Or is it just that the events of last week have brought about this new revelation?

Of course, it is possible you are lying to ABC and to us now. But somehow we find you utterly believable when you tell us you are no bipartisan savior.

7 comments:

  1. WooHoo - Dean Barnett links to you at Weekly Standard's blog. Again!

    Proud of ya, Hit!

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  2. Good point, Jeff.

    In addition to the fact that he is undermining a central claim of his campaign, he is also being highly selective in interpreting the data. For example, I believe at least 17 early Obama superdelegates voted against the plan. Why didn't he try to persuade them?

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  3. You simply misunderstood what Barack meant. He never meant that he couldn't persuade those who disagree with him to his position...your comprehension is incorrect...instalanche!

    Rich Vail
    Pikesville MD
    The Vail Spot dot Blogspot dot Com

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  4. Be careful, someone might report you to "Attack Watch!!!!!"

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  5. "One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction. "

    Even back then there was no history of him doing this sort of thing. Would have been nice of Kroft to have asked for an example of this.

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