February 18, 2008


RNC donor event outlines Obama attack plan (Jeffrey Ressner, Feb 17, 2008, Politico)

RNC Chairman Duncan as well as Co-Chairman Jo Ann Davidson opened the Sunday session with a Power Point presentation outlining five main strategic attacks against the Obama candidacy. A Politico reporter witnessed the document, but not the presentation.

The first called for pointing out what the GOP views as a seeming incongruity between Obama and the mantle of commander in chief. The second point harkened back to Obama’s days in the Illinois state Senate, noting how his “pattern of voting ‘present’ offers many openings to question his candidacy.” The third offered hope to the GOP faithful that “we can be confident in a campaign about issues.” A fourth bullet point relayed how “undisciplined messaging carries great risk,” while the fifth and final attack point stressed, “His greatest weakness is inexperience. He is not ready to be commander in chief. He is not ready to be president.”

The RNC event also broached taking control of traditionally Democratic issues such as health care, with even Rove stressing a need for Republicans to start addressing the matter.

...he's just Carol Moseley Braun with a penis.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 18, 2008 5:08 PM

"Carol Moseley Braun with a penis."

Geez, OJ, thanks for planting that image in my mind. Now how am I suppose to sleep tonight?

Posted by: JonSK at February 18, 2008 5:32 PM

The man is a wacked-out left-wing extremist, whose stated intention to surrender America's place in the world is a prescription for world war. I pass over for the moment his solid gun-grabber, baby-killer resume.

Note this well: my comment addresses not what he would do, but what the rest of the world believes he would do. We cannot afford to send a peace-creep image to the world, for the enemy will act on the signal, even if it is a false signal.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 18, 2008 5:54 PM

Obama is a wild card. The higher probability is that he will collapse in the General (Heck, he hasn't even beat Hillary yet).

There is the lower probability that he can pull this off, and that is where the danger lies.

Nothing in the above RNC document inspires much hope in. It's warmed-over crap that lacks imagination.

Obama is holding himself out as a prophet of sorts. Hence, the first bullet point in any attempt to defeat him is that he's a false prophet.

That is a cohesive theme that allows for any and all data to fit inside that theme. Everything can fall in its proper place.

The above RNC points are disorganized, meaningless tidbits that are easily addressed piecemeal by any talented strategist with access to media adoration and piles of campaign cash.

Posted by: Bruno at February 19, 2008 10:47 AM