In a delightful post about how the parties choose their Presidential nominees, Patrick (the Paragraph Farmer) gives a perfect description of Barack Obama and why he may not be the savior people hope:
Barack Obama has the top of the Democratic ticket all but sewn up, in spite of having spent more time campaigning for president than serving as a U.S. Senator or doing anything else to prepare for the job, with the possible exception of networking among fellow congregants in a large church with the blessing of a fundamentally unserious pastor (anyone who regards “social justice” as an adequate paraphrase of the gospel is a disciple, however well-meaning, of Karl Marx).
With the Democratic presidential nomination, Obama will join the likes of John “Cambodian Christmas Hat” Kerry, Al “Invented the Internet” Gore, Bill “Better Put Some Ice on That” Clinton, and Michael “One-Man Parole Board” Dukakis, all of whom were brutalized by partisan pundits for faults that would have been apparent to anyone doing even a cursory background check.
By the way, given Obama’s “Yes, we can slogan,” am I the only one who finds it vaguely disturbing that this most immature of political candidates has as his slogan a theme that most parents will recognize as the chorus from the theme song for Bob the Builder, a show aimed at the toddler set?