September 15, 2008

STOP THE UNICORN, I WANT TO GET OFF

Barack Obama under fire for ignoring advice on how to beat John McCain (Tim Shipman, 14 Sep 2008, Daily Telegraph)

Party elders also believe the Obama camp is in denial about warnings from Democratic pollsters that his true standing is four to six points lower than that in published polls because of hidden racism from voters - something that would put him a long way behind Mr McCain.

The Sunday Telegraph has learned that senators, governors and union leaders who have experience of winning hard-fought races in swing states have been bombarding Obamas campaign headquarters with telephone calls offering advice. But many of those calls have not been returned.

A senior Democratic strategist, who has played a prominent role in two presidential campaigns, told The Sunday Telegraph: "These guys are on the verge of blowing the greatest gimme in the history of American politics. They're the most arrogant bunch Ive ever seen. They won't accept that they are losing and they won't listen." [...]

Party leaders and commentators say that the Democrat candidate spent too much of the summer enjoying his own popularity and not enough defining his positions on the economy - the number one issue for voters - or reaching out to those blue collar workers whose votes he needs if he is to beat Mr McCain.

Others concede that his trip to Europe was a distraction that enhanced his celebrity status rather than his electability on Main Street, USA.


With all due respect, if the party understood how to to beat John McCain a Southern Governor would be at the top of the ticket with the Unicorn Rider as his harmless running mate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2008 12:31 PM
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