"The Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality." -- Paul Krugman
If even Paul Krugman is willing to publicly admit that Barack Obama is a human featherball -- a slick, smiling, substance-free empty suit who excites gullible dimwits by repeating the words “change,” “unity,” and “hope” over and over -- then who am I, a mere conservative blogger, to disagree?
But, is being black, charismatic, and having a good voice enough to qualify a man to be President of the United States? If so, maybe the GOP should see if we can get James Earl Jones or the Rock to run as McCain's veep. They're both charismatic, they're both black, and as an added bonus, neither of them is significantly less qualified to be President of the United States than Barack Obama.
Remember when they used to say that Dan Quayle -- a man who was in the National Guard, served 3 terms in the House, and was elected to the Senate twice before he was selected as Vice President -- was too inexperienced to be considered for the job? Yet, now that Barack Obama is running for President, in a post-9/11 world no less, he's being treated as if he's qualified to be President.
The reality is that Obama has a lot in common with Harriet Miers. Yes, he has accomplished a lot in his life compared to most people, just as she had, but she was still completely unqualified for the job she wanted to fill just as Barack Obama is completely unqualified to be President of the United States.
Of course, Barack can't afford to wait around and get some seasoning because in another term or two, his incredibly liberal voting record in the Senate would make him unelectable. He is, after all, the single most liberal senator in the entire Senate. Do you realize what that means? It means that Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, and Chuck Schumer are all to Barack Obama's RIGHT.
Incidentally, this is what Democrats mean by change: the ideas of Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and Dennis Kucinich being mouthed by a young, black man instead of an old, white man. It's sort of like the Democratic idea of diversity, which encompasses a white man, a white woman, and a black man espousing the exact same liberal ideas. But, before it's too late, maybe some of Barack Obama's supporters should try to pin him down on exactly what kind of "changes" he supports before he gets into office and pushes a trillion dollar tax hike, partial birth abortion, and giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. My guess is that isn't exactly the sort of "change" that most of the country is hoping for.