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I am at a loss.  Obama was scheduled to meet with wounded soldiers stationed in Germany during his European tour but decided against it, saying it would have been “inappropriate” and “too political”.  Say what?  How on Earth can a meeting with wounded soldiers be considered “inappropriate” or “too political”?  (more…)

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Unbelievably, Obama’s numbers continue to slip despite the fact that throngs of reporters are jockeying for position on his European tour and in spite of Maliki’s comments about Obama’s timeline.  (HERE)  Perhaps it’s because the American public now, more than ever, wants to win the war in Iraq, believes the surge has worked and disagrees with a strict timeline for withdrawal.  All of this despite the fact that a majority of Americans believe that the Iraq war was a mistake.  They agree with what I have been saying all along: it doesn’t matter why we got there, we have to finish what we started.  McCain offered a plan that has worked, i.e., the surge, while Obama can’t even admit that it’s been successful and would not say that, even knowing what he knows now, he would have advocated for the surge.  Strange.  He wouldn’t have advocated for a strategy that has been objectively successful?  It is odd that he has chosen this as the only position he refuses to change.  (more…)

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Here is my predition: before the election, Obama will change his position on drilling.  Now, over 70% of Americans believe that we should drill here and drill now.  In light of that, I don’t think Obama can afford to hold on to his position.  And since he has shown over and over (FISA, public financing, Iraq, welfare reform, Iran, Jerusalem, the gun ban, free trade, etc.) that he will change his position for political expediency, why would this be any different?  I am just waiting to see when he will change and what his explanation will be.  Will his previous statement opposing drilling be declared “inartful” or will the current system be found to be “broken”?  Should be interesting.  But you heard it here: Obama will change his position.  Mark my words.

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Apparently all of the criticism Obama has received for his ever-changing Iraq policy and post-9/11 comments have forced him to “clarify” in a speech today.  

In the recent New Yorker article (that has gotten so little attention as a result of the magazine’s controversial cover), Obama is quoted as saying the following only days after the 9/11 attacks: (more…)

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McCain’s campaign has been floundering — looking for the right way to deliver his message.  So far he has been issuing press releases and making snipes at Obama but lacks a cohesive, on-point message.  He has done a pretty good job of doing that on energy but he needs to do better when it comes to taxes, Obama’s flip-flops and economics. (more…)

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So all candidates flip flop, right?  Here’s my analysis on both candidates’ flip flops, what they say and what I think about it. 

Let’s take Obama.  In his most recent flip flop, Obama today changed his position on gay marriage, stating previously that he opposed gay marriage and that the issue of gay marriage should be left up to each state.   He has now announced his opposition to a California ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriages. (more…)

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