September 6, 2005

Obama gets some high level face-time

Our Sen. Barack Obama has gotten some very high level press in the aftermath of Katrina, appearing with President and Sen. Hilary Clinton and the elder Bushes on their visit to the Astrodome.
Here's a few pictures.

The guy seems destined for political stardom. He doesn't do much, stays well within the comfort zone as far as speaking about issues. Never ruffles any feathers, never takes risks. He should be around for a long, long time.

He has called for an independent investigation into the failure of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, and is calling on corporations to provide jobs for evacuees, both low-risk and sensible positions.


At 9/06/2005 7:44 PM, Blogger diehard said...

70% of politics is luck! Right place right time thing. Not so different from show buisness.
Unless you steal elections like Karl Rove does. Then you can throw the bookmakers odds out.
Even though I was sure Kerry would win the last election I knew that if Al Gore had actually beat Bush ashe did in 2000.
Why would Bush as an incumbent with control of all branches of goverment and all of the media[save 60 Minutes] Why would he let Kerry win?
It was never going to happen!!!!
Kerry could have gone back to Boston and saved his time. Rode his Harley around WHATEVER.
But in responce to Barak Obama, yes incredibly LUCKY!!!

At 9/06/2005 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like Bill

At 9/06/2005 10:35 PM, Anonymous politicalwind said...

There's nothing "lucky" about Bill Clinton's career. Never handed a "silver spoon" like so many (Gore, Bush, etc.), Clinton grew up in a poor family and worked like a dog to get everything he won. Once in the White House, he worked like hell against right-wing attacks from the first day he took office. He fought back a right-wing smear job bigger than any smear job we've seen in modern history. Bill Clinton didn't glide into anything with luck; he fought and fought and fought, most of the time against adversity.

So don't put him in the same "lucky" as other politicians who do get very lucky.

At 9/06/2005 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is a very smooth politician who is making a mark as someone who doesn't want to ruffle feathers. He doesn't take strong stands. He doesn't rock the Republican boat. He won't take partisan Democrat attack lines like Durbin does. Maybe that's the secret to his popularity; his style is sort of down the middle.


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