Saturday, February 10, 2007

Obama: Lincoln's Second Coming

Obama is already facing tough questions from the media. Oh, wait; no he's not. The same media that promoted unfounded rumors that GW did cocaine trying to get him thrown from office now puts a boyish spin on Obama's own cocaine use. Oh, he's such a regular guy! He's a minority, you know? Isn't that what they do?

Anyway, the Times UK had this hard-hitting, investigative report on Obama, titled "Obama Stakes His Claim To History:"

AS Barack Obama officially launched his campaign for president in Springfield, Illinois, the home town of Abraham Lincoln, his team was quietly beefing up his security. Mindful of the fate of the 19th-century president, who abolished slavery and was assassinated, friends say that new measures are being taken to ensure Obama’s protection on the campaign trail.

At the Old State Capitol building, comparisons with the gaunt, top-hatted president were inescapable. Springfield is where Obama, like Lincoln, served for eight years as a state legislator before entering national politics.

Thousands of eager spectators thronged the square in freezing temperatures waving Obama ’08 banners as he stepped on the stage and hugged his wife and young daughters, who were bundled up in hats and scarves.

Setting out what is likely to be his signature theme, he urged Americans: “Let’s be the generation” for change. “I know it’s a little chilly, but I’m fired up.”

Oh, yeah, Obama's just like Lincoln! Only Lincoln had political experience, was a uniter, not a divider, never did cocaine, and probably wouldn't have supported every form of abortion imaginable.

Note, 2:15 pm Feb 11, Rutheford -

Lincoln wasn't really a uniter. He in fact led the country into and through it's most divisive period - the war between the states. Lincoln was a polarizing figure who made half of the country hate him because he stood for something, even though it wasn't politically popular. Obama on the other hand is a hack who will say and do anything to get elected.