April 26, 2008
ON THE OTHER HAND, LOTS OF CONSERVATIVES ARE DUMB AS WELL AS STUPID:
G.O.P. Now Sees Obama as Liability for Ticket (CARL HULSE, 4/26/08, NY Times)
“The public, week by week, is becoming more familiar with his big-government, far-left vision for America,” said Ed Patru, a spokesman for Freedom’s Watch, an advocacy organization that is portraying Mr. Obama as ultraliberal in an advertisement running in Louisiana before a special election for a House seat.
Republicans say the new focus on Mr. Obama reflects their view that he remains the more likely Democratic presidential nominee since he continues to lead Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in convention delegates. It also shows that Republicans, who have for months characterized Mrs. Clinton as the contender who would most energize Republican voters, now see vulnerabilities in Mr. Obama that could be liabilities for other Democrats on the ballot.
“There were times when Republicans reacted with just horror that he would lead the ticket,” said Stuart Rothenberg, a nonpartisan political analyst. “Now there is not the sense of him being invulnerable, the magic bullet. I think there has been a major change.”
The Beltway Right opposed Maverick and feared Senator Obama and they can't figure out why the base doesn't pay any attention to them?
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 26, 2008 12:05 PM