Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Who’s Who In Presidential Campaign News

NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) November 1, was one of the most watched episodes in the history of SNL. Sen. John McCain made an appearance poking fun at his campaign and responding to his critics with, “Come on, Obama’s going to have plenty of chances to be president, it’s my turn. Vote for me.” It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, but McCain might need SNL to secure a wisecrack gig in the near future.

After Sen. Barack Obama’s 30 minute infomercial on some of TV’s major networks he was seen with the 42nd president, Bill Clinton, at a rally in Florida. Apparently, Clinton, who verbally attacked Sen. Obama earlier in the campaign season for false allegations made against his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, finally buried the hatchet. I guess a position in The Obama Administration seems more at reach and a surefire way to regain power over who’s going to wear the pantsuit in the Clinton household.

Sen. McCain’s presidential campaign might be swooning in debt because of expenses totaling $150,000 for Gov. Sarah Palin’s wardrobe. So, let me see if I get this: the country is in a financial meltdown and the GOP is furnishing folks with extravagant wardrobe? Say it ain’t so. What difference does it make whether Gov. Palin wears Prada or Payless? In the words of Sen. Obama, “You can put lipstick on a pig…but it’s still a pig.”

With the media playing a pivotal roll in Elections 2008, Gov. Sarah Palin wet their appetites for competitive media coverage. No sooner had the name Sarah Palin left Sen. McCain’s lips (as his choice for running mate) did the media began to make a public spectacle of her and the entire Palin family. It began with her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy, then, her Downs syndrome baby, her meddling in her sister’s marriage, her bouncing around to four colleges before receiving a BS in Journalism. I even saw an online picture of her in an American flag bikini holding a rifle. Geez! Instantly, the woman became more famous than Britney Sears and was ridiculed for her inability to exhibit vee pee qualities. I feel bad for the woman. She’s definitely going to need a “Shawshank Redemption” if the GOP does not win the race for the White House.

Sen. Hillary Clinton is back on track. It would take a village to discourage her. Although Clinton is spending a lot of time campaigning for her former rival Sen. Obama, make no mistake, her eyes are trained on 2012.

So, in light of all these events, what are you going to do? You might wanna start by getting out and…Vote 2008!

Copyright © 2008 Denrique Preudhomme

2 comments:

Minnie E Miller said...

In my opinion things have moved quicker than your comments. Not your fault, that's politics. About Palin, in my opinion she has her eye on the 2012 presidential election and will bump heads with Sen. Clinton. As far as Bill Clinton is concerned, he may, I repeat, may be considered for an ambassadorship, far, far away!

And that's my 5-cents.

Marc A. Medley said...

Senator McCain set Sarah Palin up for the skewering and in many respects even the screwing she took as being his running mate. In his attempt to create some shock value of his own and to counter now President Obama's not selecting Hillary Clinton for his running mate, Senator McCain blundered horrifically.

In my humble view, Senator McCain perpetuated the stereo type that all a female needs to move ahead is to be "eye candy." While Gov. Palin is a very attractive woman and has executive experience in Alaska, she really was weak in substance in terms of Washington politics. Thankfully, over 60% of the country saw through this rouge and too felt that Gov. Palin was not qualified politically to be the Vice President or the President of the United States. In actuality, women of America ought to have been insulted. This was not a case of any woman would do.

There is no one on the planet who loves and respects women more than me; however, while Sarah Palin was a pretty face, there really was not much more beyond that. Surely there had to be more qualified republican women already in the senate or congress that would have filled the gender gap. The difference between Hillary and Sarah is that Hillary knows Washington; an extremely important factor in terms of getting things done politically.

The commonality between Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John McCain was their knowing the inner workings of Washington. Sarah Palin, knows Alaska; she doesn't know Washington. This was made abundantly clear during her interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Curic. Surely, if she could not handle Katie and Charlie, she would not be able to handle friendly or hostile leaders of other countries. Sarah Palin, was found to be a loose cannon, subject to say anything that sounded good or could be used for rhetoric purposes. She might one day make a statement that could be the end of us all.

Lastly, Barack Obama is not an any old African American will do choice. He is an extremely qualified and intelligent man, be it black, white, blue, or green. If he runs the country anything close to how he ran his campaign, then America can't help but to be successful.

I wish Sarah Palin well in Alaska.