First off, as I've posted here and here, Sarah Palin blows holes in Obama's whole "change" narrative by exposing him for a phony. If he is Mr. Change, how come he doesn't have a better resume of change than she does? If he is Mr. Change, how did he end up with a career Washington insider as his running mate, someone with as thin a record of achievement and a long list of wrong positions? From the Cold War to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Biden's been on the losing end of history.
If Obama is Mr. Post-Partisan, how is it that he's #1 and Biden's #3 in terms of being the most doctrinaire liberals in the Senate? Meanwhile, Sarah Palin took on the GOP in Alaska and John McCain has long been the biggest thorn in the sides of right-wing talk radio. There's no accomplishments that Obama/Biden can point to to buttress their claim that they will be the ones to unite the country. In fact, everything points in the opposite direction.
Now consider this: Obama's mighty convention speech was filled with things like this:
And today, as my call for a time frame to remove our troops from Iraq has been echoed by the Iraqi government and even the Bush Administration, even after we learned that Iraq has a $79 billion surplus while we're wallowing in deficits, John McCain stands alone in his stubborn refusal to end a misguided war.That is just out-and-out nonsense. Even the tiniest amount of thought reveals that as a complete house of cards. Obama's positions would have led to a lost war and genocide, and yet in his acceptance speech, he tries to make it look like John McCain's courageous support for the surge that has led to victory was wrong.
If you were running a campaign based on fact, would you have ever allowed such a paragraph into the speech? Wouldn't that have been cut in the first edit? Meanwhile, here's yet another YouTube slam of Obama that couldn't have taken more than 30 minutes to make. With all the material out there, these things practically make themselves.
With the press running interference for him, Obama has made it a long way. With the nomination of Sarah Palin as VP, the wheels are starting to come off that bus.