Friday, July 25, 2008

Back to Obama

Well now, I just can't let go by what I heard yesterday. Senator Barrack Obama addressed a crowd in Berlin yesterday. They say that there were about 200,000 people there. One thing that the media fails to mention is that there was a free concert before he spoke. This is how they got the crowd there. Now to parts of the speech.

First, he opened up by saying that he wasn't there as a presidential candidate. WHAT?!!! You jerk! How stupid do you think we are? All of us know that you would not be there if you weren't a presidential candidate. Not to mention that you aren't even "OFFICIALLY" the Democratic nominee. That doesn't happen until the convention.

And then he goes on about how the Germans and Americans came together after WWII to build the city. Well, guess what, the Germans didn't have a choice. They surrendered and then we had the humanity to help them pick up the pieces.

He talked about how our country has not perfected itself. How we have made mistakes. And how there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best expectations. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't feel like you should try and get elected to be the leader of a country and then go to some other country and tell them about the things that you disagree with in regards to the very same country in which you are trying to lead. I have memories of the Dixie Chicks when they went to a concert overseas and said that they were ashamed that our President came from Texas. Now, in my eyes, it's one thing to criticize our elected officials here within our borders, but to go outside our borders and bad mouth the very same country in which we have the right to do so, it is a totally different thing. And then he tried to smooth things over by mentioning how much he loves America. Give me a break....

There was also some mention on how the world needed to come together to solve all the problems that face this world. Now, this is where I really start to get scared about Obama. Because, there is one place in which I have read that talks about the whole world coming together under one banner, and that is in the book of Revelation. He doesn't want to run this country, he wants to run the world.

McCain, on the other hand, is staying here in the United States. He is not getting near the press coverage, but, he is making up ground. Two weeks ago, Obama was ahead in just about every poll. Now there are polls that actually have them tied (or at least within one percentage point). I especially like the line about how McCain would rather lose an election than lose a war when it seems that Obama is more concerned about losing the election. Or the one where he says that we can not afford a leader that still would not change his position on strategy (like the troop surge) when there is overwhelming evidence that it has worked. Yes, Obama actually said that even knowing what he knows now, he would not change his position on the strategy in Iraq.

I am particularly having fun with listening to Obama when he does not have a prepared speech in front of him. Everyone makes fun of Bush. Listen to him sometime when he is just answering questions that aren't fed to him before hand. He hims and haws more than Bush on a bad day. Don't get me wrong, Obama is very eloquent and well spoken when he has something prepared, but, get him out of that comfort zone and he almost doesn't make any sense.