It's become quite predictable, the way in which the Obama campaign has managed and released the endorsements during the campaign. Every time Barack's ass ends up in hot water the campaign rolls out another high-profile endorsement.
When Obama flubbed, flailed and failed miserably in last Wednesday Philadelphia debate... Shazam!, former Clinton White House notable Robert Reich's endorsement of Barack Obama is announced. The fact is that Reich has been excoriating Clinton for months now, and the endorsement was kept in the campaign's pocket and deployed when it could do them the most good.
So when an endorsement is hidden and not announced, that's noteworthy too, and that's what we're seeing now with Jimmy Carter's endorsement of Barack Obama. Just days ago a Jimmy Carter endorsement was imminent - Carter was openly signaling to the press that he was ready to tie the knot with his sympatico pal Barack Obama.
And now we see Barack Obama trying to distance himself from Carter as Carter's efforts in reaching out towards Hamas have come under criticism.
Don't let this attempt by Obama to manage public perceptions fool you. Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are two birds of a feather. Obama employs as his own chief middle east advisor none other than Carter's National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The New York Sun:
Senator Obama is standing by one of his top foreign policy advisers, Zbigniew Brzezinski, despite concerns that aligning with the former aide to President Carter will undermine Mr. Obama's support with the pro-Israel community.
Mr. Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser in the Carter administration, introduced Mr. Obama before a major policy speech on Iraq yesterday in Iowa, where the Illinois senator praised his work on the Camp David Accords and called him "one of our most outstanding thinkers."
Brzezninksi, Carter and Obama are all on the same page, and yet we see Obama attempting to distance himself from Carter.
Obama has backed out of the North Carolina debate, and apparently hasn't held a press conference in quite some time now.
Seems that Obama is learning that the more voters learn about him the less they like him. Keeping Jimmy Carter's endorsement under wraps is just more of the same old Obama dishonesty.
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