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Why Obama Will Likely Win In 2008

Right after wrapping up the Democratic nomination, Senator Barack Obama started running with both feet on the ground his November effort with hardly a moment's rest. So far all signs are that Obama will manage a campaign far superior to that of John McCain, that should prove successful and win the presidency in 2008.

Obama certainly had to prove to be one of the greatest surprises of this year as this young senator was able to manage such a smoothly and effectively run campaign that he was able to topple the odds on favorite to capture the nomination, Senator Clinton. Despite only a short political career, Obama has well proven himself to be a very formidable political force, one part a young fast rising star political phenomenon, and another part, an effective manager who delegates responsibility to the right experts to achieve results. This ability to well manage and effectively delegate responsibility speaks very well for Obama to run an effective White House able to achieve real results as well.

Yesterday, even right wing writer, Ann Coulter, lamented how the Obama campaign is now collecting massive political donations from figures familiar to Wall Street compared to the cash strapped McCain effort. Despite a long history in congress, McCain is simply viewed as too eratic by some corporate leaders, with too few answers or little knowledge of economics by others, unable to offer sound enough solutions to inspire many on Wall Street to want to throw good money after bad and waste donations on what is likely to be a losing effort by McCain. Holding some clout with Obama, or banking on him to both win the election, as well as to improve the economy, seems like a more pragmatic move. Most on Wall Street got where they are by good instincts, and the instinct to bank on a winner like Obama certainly seems like a far better bet at this point.

McCain's campaign has far less cash to spend, and the Obama campaign is taking full advantage of this challenging McCain in vulnerable "red states" such as Colorado, where McCain may not even be able to hold onto the base of "red states" that elected George Bush twice. If Obama holds onto all the states that both Gore and Kerry won, besides winning in some vulnerable "red states", the McCain campaign will face an impossible task to win enough electoral votes in November.

Right after capturing the majority of Democratic delegates, Obama began a two-week campaign to address economic issues and to shore up support with voters by offering some real constructive solutions to some of current problems facing millions of Americans as energy prices undergo hyper-inflation, food prices go up, homes are foreclosed and jobs are outsourced to labor cheap nations. Labor unions are quickly moving to educate their members that Obama is far and away the very best bet for working people to better themselves and hold onto their jobs and middle class lifestyle and not watch the American dream slip through their fingers.

John McCain has a deep well of public respect due to his story of heroism during the Vietnam War. However, with the American public hurting so badly with worsening energy prices, a sluggish economy, home foreclosures and other problems, voters are far more likely to elect a president concerned with solutions to the here and now problems, and not treat the presidency as some sort of lifetime achievement prize. John McCain has had an amazing history, but it is the future of the voters that really matters most. This election isn't all about John McCain's history. It's all about the voters. And so far the Barack Obama campaign is doing everything right to convince the voters that he is the better of the two candidates. That should be more than enough to elect him in November.


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Comments (9)

ke_future:

if obama is so good at delegating to the right experts, why is it that so many of his advisors have had to resign? and why is his FP circle looking a lot like bill clinton's?

as far as i can tell, this is a puff piece with little substance you're peddling, paul.

you are forget that one of the reason's obama won is that he was facing hillary clinton, who is not well liked and ran a bad campaign.

mind you, i can't argue that mccain is running a good campaign. because he isn't. i'm just saying that obama isn't either and thus far he's been lucky that his opponents have run worse ones.

i think things could change dramatically depending on who each of them pick for their VP, and how the debates/townhalls go.

obama has been a much better speaker than a debater. he tends to make mistakes and doesn't have a lot of depth on most issues on the fly. while mccain makes flubs, he's got a much, much better at hand knowledge of almost any issue than obama does. whether or not you agree with him, he can speak to it.

codekeyguy:

Hey Paul,
He'll win because the UNIONS will sell their souls and send their members money to him. He is, after all, the Messiah!! (PS> Most union MEMBERS are conservative, republican, or independent, but most union THUGS, oops OFFICERS, give to the democraps.) Go figure.

Ke, you actually raise some very good points about some weaknesses of Obama here. In debates he was indeed sometimes a little flat compared to Hillary, although giving a stump speecsh is where he excels. McCain's campaign actually has soft support, mainly an antiObama support, while Obama has a stronger base of both strength and also opposition. And another unknown factor is whether a majority of Americans will actually support an African American for the highest office in the land as well. Majorities of voters have elected African Americans to city halls, legislatures, etc., however whether most voters will go that far to elect an African American as president remains to be seen as a test of the nature of the public to leave bad race relations in the past.

Indeed, the Clinton campaign was simply awful, however it proved important that Obama could knock off this powerful political family. And so far, the McCain campaign hasn't been too good at all, and his decision to only accept public financing may prove to be another tactical error while the Obama campaign crushes McCain under a pile of campaign spending.

I carefully used the word "likely" to describe a victory by Barack Obama. He is still something of a wild card candidate that could still crumble if conditions turn against him. On the other hand, he's probably the greastest political phenomenon since Abraham Licoln from Illinois, so it could just be destiny that an African American from the "land of Lincoln" will become the next president.

ke_future:

i thought the greatest illinois political phenom since lincoln was the daly machine out of chicago which delivered JFK to the white house on the backs of zombie voters....

honestly paul, the people who are most concerned with obama's race are the identity-politics-driven left. sure there are a few racist on the right. and on the left. but who's making a big deal out of his color? the left. for the most part, oppostion to him on the right is because he advocates dumb ass policies.

John S:

I don't think Obama can win. The majority of white Democrats didn't vote for him. And I can't imagine the 64 million who voted for Bush in 2004 will vote for Obama. Running as the "Not a Clinton" candidate won't work in the fall.

Christopher Wallace:

Not only will Obama win.. but by a huge margin. Bush and the republicans have soured Americans everywhere with their lying, their warmongering, and just plain old incompetence (Katrina). He will win because he is dedicated to freedom and to justice and because he embodies the optimism of America.

He will talk to our enemies and we will see a new day in uniting the world with us.

He'll give us affordable care for all and we'll love it.

He'll finally give reparations for the original sin of slavery.

And he'll chance America forever.

It's inevitable.

Michael:

Christopher - you are very young. Eventually you will learn that nothing is inevitable ...and a inexperienced, arrogant lefty is definitely is not inevitable....learn some history.

hammer time:

I think Mr Wallace was being facetious cause no one really believes that drivel.

This is a strong argument for why Obama will likely win in 2008. Obama has good economic solutions. McCain has (bad) military solutions.


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