Republicans should learn from Hillary's campaign that Obama is remarkably adept at ridiculing the old style of campaigning. He cheerfully and in a cool, understated tone will slice and dice overly broad charges, such as Hillary's "inexperience" taunt or her ill-considered "words vs. action" charge...Overly broad charges against him are dangerous. Republicans will make a mistake if they take to calling him "too liberal for America." He is too liberal, but they need to make the charge specific point by specific point.Barack Obama may be the most thoroughly childish and innocent presidential candidate in 100 years. His positions are ones of European socialism, promising monstrous new government programs at a time when Europe is decaying from exactly those policies and the US is being crushed under a mountain of debt. Obama's foreign policy sounds like it was developed by a fifth grader who can't recall which country is which. Allies will be attacked and enemies comforted. You could throw a dart at a world map and say "We will negotiate with them!" and then throw another dart and say, "We will bomb them!" and end up with Obama's foreign policy.
Powerline posted a terrific excerpt of Obama's plans for the military.
This statement shows the depths of Obama's naivete: "I will slow development of future combat systems." Just how much slower are you going to make it? The Navy's aging fleet is eating us out of house and home in repair bills. If you want to save money in the long run, we need to accelerate procurement, not slow it down. This is not a difficult concept, yet Obama cannot seem to grasp it. Older cars are more expensive to maintain. So are older ships, aircraft and tanks. Obama flounders with concepts as basic as that.
So how do you defeat him? You have to educate the public. Unfortunately, from the looks of things, you'll need to educate the press first, fact by fact. In the meantime, their chickadee-sized brains will be absorbed by Oprah, Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt. It's going to take a coordinated effort to educate the voters and the press. At least McCain is starting out within striking distance of Obama and isn't 10 points behind already.