I am lost with the logic here. Obama and Clinton did not have massive rifts between their views. Both are solid Democrats with their own blend of experience, passion, and charisma. Now, the root of the situation facing the Democratic part as if nears the Convention in Denver is to solidify a clear stance on important issues. All issues actually, but that may be asking a bit much from the “Anti-Bush” platform that seeks to, in their own words, “Undo everything Bush has done to get our country in such a mess.”
Well, it goes without saying that, if elected, the first African-American President will bring a unique and vastly different style of Executive leadership. But he, and the Democrats as a whole cannot run on the “Anti-Bush” platform any longer. It is a moot point. The man will be displaced from the White House next year and replaced with a new tenant. So, get down to details Dems and start establishing your party as one with a mind to think without “unthinking”. We need a very strong, decisive leader this term. America must feel like our safety and finances are being taken seriously with new programs to use, no longer ignore, the passionate cries of the regular people in becoming a Party For The People. This will fail, however, unless Obama can tone down the rousing speeches a bit to illuminate policy plans as they relate to the betterment of the Union. Democrats weakness that will easily be spotlighted with consistency and intensity is their lack of ideas beyond those that induce applause during a campaign speech. Time to get real kids and craft a plan to somehow outdo a candidate from the GOP who is a venerated war hero and one of the most effective Senators on Capitol Hill. Critics say, “So What? He was captured and held prisoner in a VC prison for a couple of years. This is not bravery. Well, kids, here’s the skinny: McCain never sold out his country, Unit or Secrets to gain freedom from the camp. He refused to give up sensitive information despite being tortured and nearly starved to death. His bravery and resolve will be hard to refute without substantial IDEAS.
And no, simply promising to “Undo what Bush has done” won’t get you anywhere. Americans want answers. Time to stand and deliver Senator Obama. Lay it all out and use your sharp intellect to elevate the campaign beyond mere brute force. You have the talent to lead our country to better places. Time to start firing those brain bullets. Hit ’em with all you’ve got. Fresh ideas delivered with your trademark charisma will go a long way to securing your chair in the Oval Office. Resist the rhetorical anti-Bush crapola. Deliver substance and we will deliver you a nice tudor home in Washington, D.C. – on us (the taxpayers)