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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain vs. Obama: A self-image comparison


"In war and peace, I have been an imperfect servant of my country. But I have been her servant first, last and always. Whenever I faced an important choice between my country's interests or my own interests, party politics or any special interest, I chose my country. Nothing has ever mattered more to me than the honor of serving America, and nothing ever will.

"If you elect me President, I will always put our country first. I will put its greatness; its prosperity and peace; and the hopes and concerns of the people who make it great before any personal or partisan interest.

"We are going to start making this government work for you and not for the ambitions of the powerful. And I will keep that promise every hour of every day I am in office, so help me God."


Obama was waxing lyrical about last week's trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, "this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for."

The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, [Obama] told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives. "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions," he said, according to the source.

On Wednesday morning, House leadership aides pushed back against interpretations of this comment as self-aggrandizing, saying that when the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America," he was actually trying to deflect attention from himself.

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(1) hunter made the following comment | Jul 30, 2008 10:55:40 PM | Permalink

Obama is coming across more and more like a college kid who mistakes his brilliant late night bull sessions for actual ideas. His ego is expanding at a large fraction of the speed of light, and is rapidly leaving the rational part of the universe. I am seriously doubting if the might efforts of the MSM will be able to keep this humpty-dumpty together the ~95 days or so he has to fool the people.

(2) afall made the following comment | Jul 31, 2008 10:57:36 PM | Permalink

Try the whole thing:


"It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It's about America. I have just become a symbol..." Obama said, according to the campaign

(3) Michael J. Myers made the following comment | Jul 31, 2008 11:05:48 PM | Permalink

It strikes me that his ego is expanding at warp speed, and he should soon be in interplanetary orbit. There's not room on this earth for such a large amount of self regard packed into one empty suit.

(4) Vermont Neighbor made the following comment | Jul 31, 2008 11:18:43 PM | Permalink

Maybe the empty suit will be replaced by the pantsuit.

(5) Californio made the following comment | Aug 1, 2008 1:46:35 AM | Permalink


Your comments are noted and will be held for use later. Why do you mock Ob_ma, may his name be praised,? HE said it himself when i asked: "What are we waiting for?" HE replied: I am what you are waiting for. (praise praise PRAISE!!!) Thank you god for send us OB_MA! He is like an Alfred E. Newman from heaven! [OH MY GOD! did I inadvertently mock HE who is MOST HOLY?!? (sobbing) I am sorry!][sound of gunshot, body slumping to the floor]

(6) J. Raymond Wright made the following comment | Aug 1, 2008 9:10:05 AM | Permalink

Barack is toast. The only ones who don't see it yet are all the Dems and their supporters in the Antique Media. Americans are not stupid and will elect the more qualified candidate. For a list of some of the reasons why Barack is toast, check out: http://jraymondwright.blogspot.com/2008/07/butter-up-barack-hes-toast-written-in.html

(7) Neo made the following comment | Aug 1, 2008 10:15:36 AM | Permalink

And this supposedly came from a major DNC donor ...

Please, show me something this guy ever did that was not done in a calculated fashion to create and advance his own personal narrative? Something selfless, perhaps, just because it was the right thing to do?
Every person I have talked to who worked at the Law Review at Harvard with him, or in the later part of his career, said the same thing: he was arrogant and self-centered. One person laughed, saying Obama wanted to be King of the World, that he was always running for something, never staying in one place long enough to amass accomplishments or be held accountable.
I don't agree with McCain on a number of topics, but I do believe he has principals and a backbone. He is not willing to say anything to get elected.
I can't say the same for Obama who is turning out to be more like Bush than McCain; Obama is at least as arrogant as W, just more polished. Are you not ashamed, in these past weeks, of his reckless abandon of any pretense to a moral center on issues such as FISA, separation of church and state, gun control?

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