Poll: Obama second to Hillary, its on and poppin’

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The 2008 race for the White House has begun in earnest, and Barack Obama is positioned as no black man in the history of this nation has been.  Unlike Uncle Colin, he will really man-up, step out on faith, and run for the job he ain’t ready for.

I never thought I would be under 40 and see this day.  Barack Obama polls second to Hillary in a Presidential Poll.  This is breathtaking and heartbreaking at the same time.  The Audacity of Hype surrounding this brotha have been almost too much for a skeptical brotha like me to take in.  I have put my best advice out there and have urged caution and restraint.  It doesn’t look like it will be headed.

I fear they will destroy him.  I don’t want to see that happen.  Thank God we have a fallback candidate in Deval Patrick.  From what I can tell, I like him better anyway.  However, I am still serious about Obama pursuing the Vice Presidency.  I think an apprenticeship is what he needs.    I see this frontal assault on the democratic nomination against Hillary as foolhardy in the extreme. 

If he makes a final decision, in consultation with his wife and political team to make the run, I’m in too. I had intended to try to get elected a delegate to the next Democratic National Convention anyway.  I still sincerely believe that Obama could and should be on the ticket.  It won’t happen without a dedicated corps of activists. 

Will you become a candidate for delegate to help make this a possiblity?  Think about it and let me know. I would love to have your help because it looks like this thing is on and poppin’.

Keith Olbermann: Kerry doesn’t need to apologize to the troops, Dubya does

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“There is tonight no political division in this country that he and his party will not exploit , nor have not exploited; no anxiety that he and his party will not inflame. There is no line this president has not crossed-nor will not cross-to keep one political party in power. He has spread any and every fear among us in a desperate effort to avoid that which he most fears-some check, some balance against what has become not an imperial, but a unilateral presidency. ”

And now t is evident that it no longer matters to him whether that effort to avoid the judgement of the people is subtle and nuanced or laughably transparent. Sen. John Kerry called him out Monday.  He did it two years too late…Senator Kerry , as you well know, spoke at a college in Southern California. With bitter humor he told the students  that  he had been in Texas the day before, that President Bush used to live in that state, but that now he lives in the state of denial.

“He said the trip had reminded him about the value of education-that “if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq,” The Senator, in essence called Mr. Bush stupid…And Mr. Bush and his minions responded by appearing to be too stupid to realize that they had been called stupid. They demanded Kerry apologize to the troops in Iraq. And so he now has…Thus, the president will now begin to the apologies he owes our troops, right?”

“This President must apologize to the troops for having suggested , six weeks ago, that the chaos in Iraq, the death and the carnage, the slaughtered Iraqi civilians and the dead American service personnel, will , to history, “look like just a comma.”

“This president must apologize to the troops because the intelligence he claims led us into Iraq proved to be undeniably wrong.  This president must apologize to the troops for having laughed about the failure of that intelligence at a banquet while our troops were in harms way. This president must apologize to the troops because the streets of Iraq were not strewn with flowers and its residents did not greet them as liberators. This president must apologize to the troops because his administration ran out of “plan” after barely two months. This president must apologize to the troops for getting 2,815 of them killed. This president must apologize for getting this country into a war without a clue.”

Damn, Keith is good.