[Guest post by DRJ]
Every sports fan knows not to promise a win before a close game but apparently that’s where sports and politics diverge because Barack Obama promises he will win in November:
“Democrat Barack Obama piled up nearly eight million fundraising dollars in a single lucrative night, as anticipation built over his looming choice of White House running mate.
“I will win, don’t worry about that,” Obama told a crowd of 1,300 people at a fundraiser Sunday night in California, one of three back-to-back events which netted a staggering 7.8 million dollars, his campaign said.”
Obama told the crowd it should be easy to win … but for some reason it’s not:
“Given the deteriorating economy, “bungled” foreign policy and unpopular Iraq war, Obama said it would be nice if voters would simply think “‘Toss the bums out, we’re starting from scratch, we’re starting over.'”
“These are the knuckleheads who have been in charge — throw em out. But American politics aren’t that simple,” he said, arguing people needed to be prodded into voting for change.”
San Francisco has been very, very good to Obama but the rest of the country are a bunch of bitter, clingy knuckleheads who need to be warned how bad Republicans are:
“And he warned Republicans had a “whole machinery that they’re cranking out” full of negative character attacks designed to scare people away from him.
But the Illinois senator, introduced in San Francisco by House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “leader that God has blessed us with at this time,” vowed not to make the mistake of previous Democratic nominees in failing to sufficiently repel Repubican assaults.”
It’s amazing how revealingly direct Obama is when he speaks to a friendly crowd and how restrained he can be everywhere else.