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Obama: "I'm b-o-o-o-o-r-e-d!"

How Presidential. Can we simply proceed to the coronation? What's the hold up? Times:

In interviews with several associates and aides, Mr. Obama was described as bored with the campaign against Mrs. Clinton and eager to move into the general election against Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee.

Yeah, getting bored when you're running for President but haven't clinched the nomination is certainly the personality attribute I look for when considering who's going to fight for policies I believe in.

Hey, I've got an idea!

How about debating Hillary on a flatbed truck?

That wouldn't be boring!

NOTE Via TalkLeft.

UPDATE Obviously, Hillary should quit the race immediately.

UPDATE Apparently, Obama's tired and distracted, too. Which is odd, because his schedule's lighter than Hillary's; that's at a 3:1 funding advantage will do. Anyone else but me thinking "Fred Picker"?

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murphy's picture
Submitted by murphy on

But every day he becomes more absurd.

Seriously, is he messin' with our minds or what?

myiq2xu's picture
Submitted by myiq2xu on

every day?

If he starts mangling sentences and using words like "strategery" and "misunderestimate" I'm gonna lose it.

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murphy's picture
Submitted by murphy on

Complaining about missing his pillow and having to do all this hard campaignin' type work and stuff.

Now, watch this drive, I mean now watch this dunk.

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Submitted by basement angel on

If he was really interested in policy, the guy would have some actual accomplishments to his name. I mean look at Clinton - Bill's governor, she's working full time and paying the family bills and yet, she's still the one rounding up federal funds to build medical facilities for poor, rural Arkansans who don't have access to healthcare otherwise. Or she's taking on teacher standards. Or she's creating homeschooling programs for parents who don't have access to Head Start for their toddlers. No matter what Clinton is doing in her professional, she's out working and creating public policy.

Look at Obama's resume - there's none of that. If it's tough to pass policy, he doesn't do it. He did nothing whatsoever the first five years he was in the Illinois state senate. He doesn't have a single accomplishment until the Dems take over and Emil Jones gifts him with legislation. he didn't have to carry that ball down the field. He got to coast on the work other people had done for years in a hostile environment. Why should this be any different?

The sense of entitlement out of that guy is just mind-boggling to me. What W was fascinated by with his father's presidency, is the deferrence with which is father was treated. That's why he wanted to be president. I don't think obama is much diifferent than that. He doesn't want to be president because he's a wonk who loves developing policy that makes life better for people - BECAUSE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF IT - he's a guy who wants to be president because he wants to be president. Clinton's entire adult life has been about creating policy and executing it.

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Submitted by murphy on

Looked at his resume. That didnt take very long!

Thanks for pointing out that there are actual and weighty differences between Obama's and Hillary's backgrounds.

She looks like someone who has built her professional and political life by imagining, developing, and implementing social and government policies -- putting them into practice politically, sometimes failing, often succeeding, for 36 years or so. In her spare time she raised a successful and independent (and downright lovable) daughter and was one of the most visible and inspiring first ladies of both Arkansas and the US.

Obama looks like someone who has wanted to be president, for, like, 10 years at least. And the community organizing! The organizing!

Like you said.

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Submitted by corinne on

He's tired

I'm tired
Sick and tired of love
I've had my fill of love
From below and above
Tired, tired of being admired
Tired of love uninspired
Let's face it
I'm tired

The coronation will have to wait just a little while longer, Barack.

wasabi's picture
Submitted by wasabi on

Why would "several of his aides and associates" admit that he is B-O-R-E-D with the whole campaigning thing. WTF is going on with his campaign? It does make him sound too much like W.

vastleft's picture
Submitted by vastleft on

... Barack's line will be busy, with him phoning it in.

wasabi's picture
Submitted by wasabi on

"Mr. Obama, who often complains aloud about the rigors of the campaign, had been scheduled to spend Sunday with his family in Chicago. But fearful of losing Indiana, he told his advisers that he wanted to campaign, so two events were hastily added."

It's haaaaaard work!

wasabi's picture
Submitted by wasabi on

Also from the above article...

"A victory in Indiana, some Obama associates said, might make it more difficult for Mrs. Clinton to go on and send even more superdelegates toward his camp. Which was why Mr. Obama, on a trip through central Indiana this weekend, spent his spare minutes dialing uncommitted superdelegates. Back in Chicago, a more sophisticated operation was methodically checking in with superdelegates who had already pledged to Mr. Obama — just to make certain there had not been any slippage."

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Submitted by whaleshaman on

basement angel, this is worth a repeat:

From FrenchDoc:

When she was first lady of Arkansas, Hillary Clinton did not just organize tea parties (contrary to what passes now for “common knowledge”). She had heard of a Bangladeshi economist who had introduced a great idea to help people out of poverty in Bangladesh and she thought his ideas might help the poor in Arkansas. The economist was Muhammad Yunus and the idea was microcredit. She was instrumental in introducing Yunus to Bill Clinton and they developed a program of microcredit in Arkansas. Yunus mentions her in every one of his books (with photos).

basement angel's picture
Submitted by basement angel on

What a cool name!!!

What a great story. I had missed that one. Thanks. I got to go read her bio again.

BDBlue's picture
Submitted by BDBlue on

And, as reclusive leftist has pointed out, it's not accurate to say she's connecting better with the white working class. She's connecting better with the non-AA working class. It's not like he kicked her ass out here in California among all those working class hispanics and asians.

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Submitted by amberglow on

"... Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, stood by other past remarks ("God damn America") and held himself out as a spokesman for the black church in America.

In front of 30 television cameras, Wright's audience cheered him on as the minister mocked the media and, at one point, did a little victory dance on the podium. It seemed as if Wright, jokingly offering himself as Obama's vice president, was actually trying to doom Obama; a member of the head table, American Urban Radio's April Ryan, confirmed that Wright's security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. ..." -- http://blog.washingtonpost.com/roughsket...

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

"The Incredible Shrinking Candidate?"

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Submitted by tedraicer on

Obama has always reminded me of W., but this is getting ridiculous. Is everyone certain he is running for the DEMOCRATIC nomination? Maybe he filed the wrong party's papers by mistake.