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Comments on The Osterley Times: I'm within reach of victory, says Obama





Updated: 2017-12-14T00:14:25.121+00:00

 



When a politician attracts crowds of 75,000 people...

2008-05-22T16:09:00.000+01:00

When a politician attracts crowds of 75,000 people just to hear him speak, something incredible is going on. Obama is a revelation and you are kidding yourself if you think McCain is going to beat him.

And, unable to work out why it's so powerful for a politician to sell hope in a culture used to trading in fear as a political weapon, you turn on his supporters and say that they are creepy. Which makes you elitist.

You don't understand it, therefore they must be wrong.

I think the bottom line is that you have some sort of man-crush on Obama and would probably like to fellatiate him at the drop of a hat if given the opportunity.

Such enlightened debate, Jason. By the way, there is no such word in English as "fellatiate", I presume you mean fellate, in other words you're calling me cocksucker.

I do apologise for, once again, dragging you into the gutter. I know how you always like to be so highbrow and that it's me who brings out the worst in you.



So I guess you refuse to admit that the messiah ha...

2008-05-22T05:02:00.000+01:00

So I guess you refuse to admit that the messiah has a perception problem with a large portion of the electorate, despite overwhelming evidence to support that fact? Further, I guess you just dismiss all of them as "ignorant", you being so educated and enlightened and all.

And don't think I missed the insult. I think the bottom line is that you have some sort of man-crush on Obama and would probably like to fellatiate him at the drop of a hat if given the opportunity. The cult-like obsession of his backers (even those who are just foreign spectators) is certainly an interesting phenomenon, not to mention creepy.



Obama comes off to many people as a condescending ...

2008-05-21T17:20:00.000+01:00

Obama comes off to many people as a condescending and arrogant elitist, particularly to white working class people in middle America apparently.

And your multi millionaire with nine homes is just like the guy next door I take it?

Further, Wright has hurt him. I believe there are many that feel that Obama must share his views at least to some level. I have had people tell me that they think he's racist (the actual quote was "a racist piece of shit").

There are ignorant people everywhere and it's no surprise that you know some of them. I saw people on TV recently who still thought Obama was a Muslim, even after all the scandal about Reverend Wright; that level of dumbness is a thing of wonder to behold.

Now what would be interesting is if Clinton, after losing the Dem bid, decides to run as an independent. That would give the voters four choices (don't forget Bob Barr) and make a halfway interesting election.

The only reason you are hoping for that is because it would split the Democratic vote and give McCain a chance. It's not going to happen in a million years which is why Hillary has now started talking about uniting around the eventual nominee.

And if people have such a bad opinion about Obama, as you claim, why is he ahead of McCain in a lot of these polls that I see? And why does Obama attract crowds of 75,000 when McCain and Clinton are pulling in nowhere near those crowds?

I think you are displaying an awful lot of wishful thinking Jason.



It's the only thing that can explain why someone w...

2008-05-21T15:13:00.000+01:00

It's the only thing that can explain why someone would vote for McCain as opposed to Obama on matters of policy, especially if one was once backing Clinton whose policies almost mirror those of Obama.

Obama comes off to many people as a condescending and arrogant elitist, particularly to white working class people in middle America apparently. Further, Wright has hurt him. I believe there are many that feel that Obama must share his views at least to some level. I have had people tell me that they think he's racist (the actual quote was "a racist piece of shit").

So, regardless of whether he is or isn't any of these things, there is a perception there that will be hard to shake. There are a large number of people who quite simply feel he doesn't share their values. What effect that will have in the general election remains to be seen.

Now what would be interesting is if Clinton, after losing the Dem bid, decides to run as an independent. That would give the voters four choices (don't forget Bob Barr) and make a halfway interesting election.