Urbin Report

Friday, August 01, 2008

Obama plays the race card

Barak Obama has played the race card in his campaign early and often.
He's doing it again, projecting that race card on to the McCain campaign.

That is something the McCain campaign hasn't done. It has compared Barak H. Obama to Paris Hilton. That is nasty. Entirely true, but nasty.

Now, Barak H. Obama was the great "color blind" hope of the liberals. He was supposed to run a "race neutral" campaign.

Of course that hasn't happened. My current theory on this latest cry of racism is based on his poll numbers being stuck at the same level they were before his grand European tour.

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll out Wednesday shows that despite nine solid days of blanket media coverage from overseas with Barack Obama cheered by adoring throngs of Germans and parlez-vousing with the French, making a three-point shot in the Middle East and standing outside No. 10 Downing Street, the freshman Illinois senator is stuck right where he was in the polls before he left.

No bounce. Not even a roll.


Why no bounce? Why even the drop in the polls seen since returning from his European America bashing tour?

One explanation is that his stubbornness in not admitting the success of the Troop Surge in Iraq, and thus showing his desire for an American defeat at that hands of Islamofascists, is not playing well with centrist voters. Voters who opposed the Iraq war, but would rather see the US Military win a war vs losing one.

Perhaps it is that these centrist voters are asking questions about the rabid Barak Obama supporters who have posters of murdering communist thugs next to those of Obama.

Maybe it is that those centrist voters are noticing that it is the far left extremist Obama supporters who are actively attacking the First Amendment rights of any that dare oppose them.

It could be that centrist voters are noticing that Barak H. Obama is an empty suit with no real experience.

Most likely, it is all of the above.