Video: Another Obama supporter can’t name anything Obama has actually done

posted at 8:18 am on February 20, 2008 by Bryan

Last night after Sen. Barack Obama won the Wisconsin primary, MSNBC interviewed a Clinton supporter from Ohio and an Obama supporter from Texas about why they support their candidates. The Clinton supporter ticked off a thing or two that draws her to Hillary, but the Obama supporter, Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson, had a hard time naming anything Obama has actually done in the Senate. But hey, he can draw crowds and offer hope. Isn’t that enough?

(h/t Dwayne)


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Duuude !!!!!!!

jake-the-goose on February 20, 2008 at 8:19 AM

Obama supporters = Obamanistas

Change you can believe in

FloridaBill on February 20, 2008 at 8:22 AM

The Audacity of Hollow Hope.

Jockolantern on February 20, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Awkward.

Yoosaion on February 20, 2008 at 8:25 AM

The emptiest suit evah! The cult of personality has reached an awful critical mass I fear.

bbz123 on February 20, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Hey, the list is endless of the things Obama has done.

He gives great speeches.

He makes people faint.

He writes books.

He makes a damn great cup of coffee!

And if someone can come up with one more thing, that’ll be a complete handful!

pilamaye on February 20, 2008 at 8:29 AM

” I can’t answer that tonight” … priceless!

Chimp 6 on February 20, 2008 at 8:30 AM

Obama’s greatest achievement: The flimflamming of the American people.
Second greatest achivement: Perpetual motion, running on his own BS.

leanright on February 20, 2008 at 8:30 AM

Who cares, McCain is gonna win anyways.

Seixon on February 20, 2008 at 8:31 AM

And he’s not some guy off the street–he’s a state senator, a big cheese…utterly clueless as to why he’s devoting so much time & effort to support the Platitude Dude.

jgapinoy on February 20, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Yet people continue to fall on their knees before him…sickening.

bojack on February 20, 2008 at 8:31 AM

For once in my lifetime, I appreciate Matthews’ annoying manner. It’s wonderful to see him unleash that on the clueless Obama supporter.

windbag on February 20, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Chairman Mao was able to draw bigger crowds.

jgapinoy on February 20, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Good Lord!

Onager on February 20, 2008 at 8:33 AM

What’s the deal with Chris Matthews? One week he’s flailing at himself over the prospect of Obama, the next week he’s trying to be a journalist and bust stones?
Trying to save face and NOT look gay?

RWLA on February 20, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Michelle Obama’s empty vessel and vehicle to the WH.

JiangxiDad on February 20, 2008 at 8:34 AM

Wonder why Chris Matthews is asking the question now. Is he embarrassed about his “thrill running down my leg” comment, or is he just so incompetent that he can’t think up any questions of his own to ask (and so has to borrow questions already asked of Obama supporters on FNC)?

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 8:35 AM

What’s the deal with Chris Matthews? One week he’s flailing at himself over the prospect of Obama, the next week he’s trying to be a journalist and bust stones?
Trying to save face and NOT look gay?

RWLA on February 20, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Perhaps his legs tingle and he feels warm inside regardless of the context.

JiangxiDad on February 20, 2008 at 8:36 AM

the gauziness of hope?

Hiney Von Pewps on February 20, 2008 at 8:37 AM

I liked the “pregnant pauses”…

null on February 20, 2008 at 8:37 AM

I can think of an accomplisment for Mrs. Obama: managing to convince herself that she’s a perpetual victim of a racist society while simultaneously being offered admission to two Ivy League schools, being given several six-figure jobs, living in a multi-million dollar home, and watching large crowds of deluded white Americans throw tens of millions of dollars at her inexperienced and unqualified husband and swooning as he reads another person’s platitudes from a teleprompter as he campaigns for this nation’s highest office.

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 8:46 AM

“thousand points of light.”

Remember when people hacked GHWB to bits over his debatably vacuous pronouncements?

Funny how they are silent when Barry uses empty rhetoric.

benrand on February 20, 2008 at 8:47 AM

This was pretty funny.

Still, he beats McCain in November with Hillary on the ticket. Whew, I sure wouldn’t want to be Obama (pres) will Arkanacide Clinton chomping at my heels as VP.

He won’t be Pres for long… count on that. So we’ll get both a Pres. Obama and shortly thereafter, a Pres. Hillary.

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Lets run this through the deLibspeakulator:

There will be exciting hope and change within
the liberal Party,and he’s building a strong
exciting colition of change to finally go up
against the Clintons,and for that we are excited
to finally get rid of Hillary and therefore we
are excited!

canopfor on February 20, 2008 at 8:51 AM

hope
change
hope
change

isnt that enough? lmao

that guy got pwnt

stlpatriot on February 20, 2008 at 8:51 AM

The pregnant pauses were likely normal relay delays, so I wouldn’t read too much into them.

The one thing I would say in defense of Sen. Obama is that he does indeed seem to inspire. Perhaps he really could, (will) be a uniter, and not a divider.

But hey, he can draw crowds and offer hope. Isn’t that enough?

I’m not sure why it is you have such a hard time with that. I mean, it’s gotta be better than the fear mongering that’s been going around for the past 7 years. I think America could do with a little dose of hope. I would have thought that America embodies hope for many?

Yes, we can!

DMeNTe on February 20, 2008 at 8:51 AM

On the bright side, Barak Hussein Obama will be our next president and hopefully will have no accomplishments after he serves his term.

TheSitRep on February 20, 2008 at 8:55 AM

At 1:26 Chris looks mad.

OneGyT on February 20, 2008 at 8:56 AM

It’s an Obamanation.

Dash on February 20, 2008 at 8:56 AM

MSNBC trying to get back in Hillary’s good graces!

I watched ALL 45 minutes of Obama’s Houston speech last night. As Carl Rove pointed out on FOXNews, he laid out the liberal agenda. If either Hillary or Barak succeeds at becoming President and manages to enact even half of what he proposed, it’s trouble.

Not much difference between Clinton and Obama. Dick Morris is probably right about the Nixonian nature of Hillary. If true, that’s even more dangerous even then her Socialist ideas, if that’s possible!

Ordinary1 on February 20, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Ironic how on the day Castro cedes power, The Obama rambles on for what seemed to be days.

Geez, that was longer than a State of the Union address, which I hope I never have to see him deliver.

JammieWearingFool on February 20, 2008 at 8:59 AM

The “unity” and coming together followers of Barak Obama refer to is nonsense!

All the leftists, liberals, democrats mean when they say that is that they want everyone to come to their side and agree with, and succumb to, their point of view. They do NOT change their point of view and join the conservatives.

It is clear that Obama is nothing but a living example of the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes!”

Furthermore, motor mouth, perpetually hyperventilating and hyperactive Chris Matthews is obviously copying from Shawn Hannity and Dr. Frank Luntz, who already asked a gathering of observers who supported Obama if they could name one thing that Obama has actually done, or why they support him.

They could not name one single thing. It all came down to “He gives hope” or “He is charismatic” and so on.

In other words, they will vote for him simply because they have been influenced by the PR campaigns from the news media and related influences, and because they allow their imaginations to run wild, never thinking, or even visualizing Obama actually in the White House as President of the United States, juxtaposed with Islamic Jihad, illegal immigration, taxes, security, the Constitution, and the rule of law.

William2006 on February 20, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Uh… he got elected?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 20, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Oh, my goodness. The look on the congresswoman’s face, the smile, was absolutely priceless. She was laughing out loud very quietly at this Texas clown.

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:06 AM

The pregnant pauses were likely normal relay delays, so I wouldn’t read too much into them.

There is no delay. The “delay” is there when he is at a loss for words. Note that during the interaction with Matthews at 1:35 the responses are immediate.

null on February 20, 2008 at 9:07 AM

“I think America could do with a little dose of hope.”

Hope for *what*? Hope to leave Iraq before the job is done? Hope to get my taxes raised so high that I can’t afford my house? But hey, I’ll have ‘free’ health care! And I’ll need it when a.q. comes here and starts blowin’ stuff up. I ‘hope’ GoBama can negotiate our surrender before too many of us are beheaded.

Go Bama!

Tony737 on February 20, 2008 at 9:07 AM

it is clear his accomplishments:

1. being Black

2. being Handsome

3. Being eloquent.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

its quite a list.

zane on February 20, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Obama’s mowed lawns. Walked dogs. Watched people’s homes when they went away on vacation. And I’m sure there’s more.

Sean68 on February 20, 2008 at 9:09 AM

“…and being able to throw away some of these contrived labels with tend to divide us…”

Say, for example, “the single most liberal member of the U.S. Senate”, which is really just a contrived label, which might divide us…into the 80+% of Americans who won’t vote for the most liberal nutjob in the Senate and the 20% who will.

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Perhaps his legs tingle and he feels warm inside regardless of the context.

JiangxiDad on February 20, 2008 at 8:36 AM

That made me laugh… thank you!

MT on February 20, 2008 at 9:12 AM

A mild correction for Michelle’s closing sentence in her Two Michelle’s column. It was Lady MacBeth who protested too much; it was Hamlet’s mother.

Sean68 on February 20, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Rather it WAS NOT Lady MacBeth.

Sean68 on February 20, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Damn. this was coming from Chris Matthews?

krabbas on February 20, 2008 at 9:14 AM

MSNBC trying to get back in Hillary’s good graces!

Ordinary1 on February 20, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Absolutely. Matthews is a world-class sycophant.

MT on February 20, 2008 at 9:15 AM

Ah yes, Obama is hoping to change something but he has no idea what he will change or how he will do it . . . he’ll just continue to play his flute and the rats will follow. If this guy is nominated he must be beaten for the sake of the Republic. This is quickly turning into another “Jim Jones” episode.

rplat on February 20, 2008 at 9:18 AM

He won’t be Pres for long… count on that. So we’ll get both a Pres. Obama and shortly thereafter, a Pres. Hillary.

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 8:48 AM

He’s quite young, younger than Clinton, and seems at least a little healthier than McCain. So, why wouldn’t he be Pres for long.

He, as Pres, may not be young for long, but that’s another story.

DMeNTe on February 20, 2008 at 9:18 AM

If Obama becomes prez. who do you guys think he’d replace Bernanke with on the Fed? if the economy keeps getting bad I think their may be calls to replace Bernanke when his term is up.

jp on February 20, 2008 at 9:20 AM

And this is the candidate I’m supposed to be afraid of in November. Good lord.

Obama’s quickly becoming a fad. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Democratic party voters of America, are you not embarrassed???

Shy Guy on February 20, 2008 at 9:21 AM

so who exactly is Barack Obama’s puppetmaster?

ctmom on February 20, 2008 at 9:22 AM

The Obama supporter’s talking points memo:

1. Hope
2. Change
3. Yes, we can/Si, se puede (select according to audience)

Avoid venues in which you may be asked substantive questions.

flipflop on February 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM

He won’t be Pres for long… count on that. So we’ll get both a Pres. Obama and shortly thereafter, a Pres. Hillary.

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Does this mean you think his presidency would go down in a blaze of flames in failure? If so, why do you think Hillary (who I cannot imagine being VP again) would stand a chance in 2012?

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM

And this is the candidate I’m supposed to be afraid of in November. Good lord.

Obama’s quickly becoming a fad. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 9:21 AM

I think you’re over estimating the critical thinking capacity of the average American voter.

flipflop on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Our media has played a huge role in the BO campaign and they will play an equal role in it’s destruction. Take note of Mrs BO’s comment, it’s the first real turn of events of the many yet to come.

swami on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

How much TV makeup did that Senator have to wear that we couldn’t see his face turn firetruck red.

badpenguin on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Chris Mathews looked really mean there.

SpencerFan on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Obama supporters concerned that he has not accomplished anything will say that is a positive. Not accomplishing anything as a Senator, without any plans for effecting his change, it will be easier for others to pull the strings with less resistance of the Presidential puppet.

MSGTAS on February 20, 2008 at 9:26 AM

The funniest thing about all of this is that these guys HAVE TO KNOW this question will be coming again and again and again. AND THEY STILL HAVE NO ANSWER FOR IT!!! What does that tell you about what the answer really is?
But you have to feel for Hillary. (No really.) Team Clinton was initially thrilled to be running against BHO. He’s the ONLY guy who can make her look qualified and experienced by comparison. Then, he jumps up and is anointed the “Messiah” and she’s left feeling like a Republican wondering if qualifications mean anything anymore to these sheep voters.

Sugar Land on February 20, 2008 at 9:26 AM

so who exactly is Barack Obama’s puppetmaster?

ctmom on February 20, 2008 at 9:22 AM

Hint! Hint!

Shy Guy on February 20, 2008 at 9:29 AM

Chris Mathews looked really mean there.

SpencerFan on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Heh. This would be the same Chrissy Matthews who pees himself every time Obama says “hope” and “change” and “we hope for change”.

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:31 AM

I’m not buying a lick of it. Obama may well be an empty suit but the urban areas are flocking to him. The promise of a free grain dole, empty though to may be, is pulling them in like flies to honey.

‘Even if he wins he can’t..?’……How do you figure that?
The GOP isn’t going to gain strength in congress (with or without a McCain win). It is going to lose strength. That empty suit, with a majority in both houses, will pile up plenty of ‘accomplishments’ to pin on his chest.

You all are acting like all McCain has to do is swat a fly.
Horsepotatoes on that. Obama is running on the fuel supplied by a tired and disheartened public. They can’t see past their widescreen TVs or their gas guage. You all are living in Never-neverland.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Obama is an empty suit. If his wife Michelle dont ruin it for him, the fact that he has no plan will ruin it for him in the end. He is a smooth talker, a silver tounged devil but his momentum will fade long before november and his rhetoric will soon ring empty. Even though I despise McCain, I think his experience and patriotism will give him a really good shot in Nov. Obama will HAVE to debate McCain, he WILL have to elaborate on HOW he is going to bring about “change” and I think he will lose.

kcd on February 20, 2008 at 9:37 AM

I can think of something that Barack Obama has done. He used all his energies to get Illinois to drop the death penalty and he was quite successful in that endeavor. But he does not mention it much these days on the campaign trail. Whatever one’s views are about the issue of gun control, a candidate should say what his position is. I will give Al Gore some credit here. Gore took a public position for strong gun control and it cost him West Virginia and hence the election. But he was willing to do it. Watch when Barack Obama is asked about gun control (which is about never). He won’t answer the question.

Larraby on February 20, 2008 at 9:38 AM

How much TV makeup did that Senator have to wear that we couldn’t see his face turn firetruck red.

badpenguin on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Wait, senators have shame now?

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 8:46 AM

HAHA, awesome.

Theworldisnotenough on February 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Tired, disheartened public? Puh. They’ll get plenty of energy come September, and ask themselves what kind of President we want, and the choice will be between a veteran, war hero and mostly conservative but independent Senator and a young, inexperienced, and wildly liberal newcomer who has no plans for anything.

That would be the Prince of Never-neverland, my friend.

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Obama is running on the fuel supplied by a tired and disheartened public. They can’t see past their widescreen TVs or their gas guage. You all are living in Never-neverland.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:34 AM

I second that. McCain is in for a run for his money, (or yours). There’s eight years of baggage, and that isn’t light. Just ask Al Gore.

DMeNTe on February 20, 2008 at 9:46 AM

You all are acting like all McCain has to do is swat a fly.
Horsepotatoes on that. Obama is running on the fuel supplied by a tired and disheartened public. They can’t see past their widescreen TVs or their gas guage. You all are living in Never-neverland.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:34 AM

You’re right, Lim. I was just watching the news showing the massive crowds already lining up around Reunion Arena in Dallas this morning for the Obama rally. It looked like a carnival.

The fact is, his supporters are completely willing to overlook everything for just the possibility of change; never thinking through what that change might actually be.

We live in ‘interesting’ times indeed.

techno_barbarian on February 20, 2008 at 9:46 AM

His legislative accomplishments? He doesn’t need any! This isn’t about accomplishments– it’s about hope, and about love, and that ooey-gooey tingly feeling he gives us inside!

morganfrost on February 20, 2008 at 9:46 AM

They’ll get plenty of energy come September, and ask themselves what kind of President we want, and the choice will be between a veteran, war hero and mostly conservative
Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Same strategy as 92 and 96. Sgt Rock vs Gomer Pile. Gomer won.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:47 AM

I can’t do that tonight…call me back tomorrow and let’s have lunch.

right2bright on February 20, 2008 at 9:48 AM

There is a well known national talk show host that stated many times something to the effect that, Liberals / Democrats don’t care if their leaders can actually accomplish what they say they want to. It only matters that they tried.

Now they have someone who wants to bring “hope” and “change”. Doesn’t matter if they have or have not ever changed anything before. It only matters that they want to try.

The Clinton’s are being out Clintoned…and they don’t like it. Classic!

PappaMac on February 20, 2008 at 9:50 AM

That was hilarious. Sen. Kirk Watson was previously Mayor of Austin. That city is as liberal as it gets, which is why his only answer was the it-just-feels-right answer. My son has lived in Austin for 5 years and the libs there have brainwashed him into buying that liberal BS.

txsurveyor on February 20, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Hahaha.

someguy on February 20, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Does this mean you think his presidency would go down in a blaze of flames in failure? If so, why do you think Hillary (who I cannot imagine being VP again) would stand a chance in 2012?

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM

I’m saying that Hillary will do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to be President. She will somehow be put on the ticket as VP.

Figure that out. The list of Clinton casualties is famous. Google it.

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 9:55 AM

stenwin77 on February 20, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Jesus, is this guy actually suggesting that Hillary Clinton would have Barak Obama murdered?

They just don’t get any more unhinged than this…

DMeNTe on February 20, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Deer, please allow me to introduce you to the headlights.

Way to make a public embarrassment of yourself and the state of Texas. You’re the best!

Schmuck.

Brass Pair on February 20, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Maybe Obama supporters have been instructed NOT to mention his legislative accomplishments on t.v. (lest the voting public learn what Obama is really about). For example, what if an Obama supporter responded to the question with an answer like this: Well Obama is currently sponsoring a Senate bill to spend nearly one trillion American tax dollars to help end global poverty.

With the U.S. economy teetering on the edge or recession (or worse), how many voters are likely to appreciate an “accomplishment” like that?

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Nope. McCain represents the establishment and the party in power when all the scandals over the last few years occurred. He will be tied to Bush, Rove, Abramoff, Cunningham, Tom Delay, Bob Ney, etc. The donks will have him playing defense 75% of the time. The only thing that would pull him out would be a major terrorist event in this country, and that ain’t gonna happen because the terrorists know that too. Or, perhaps if Hillary can dig up some last minute dirt on Obama, but if there was much she would have done it already.
McCain is going to pay the price for GOP fumbles for the last 8 years.

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Of course they all know this question is coming and know the real answer is,well…nothing. He’s accomplished nothing. But we can’t come right out and admit that or admit it doesn’t matter to us. So it’s back to hope-da-de-change-id-de-hope.

Sefton on February 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Damn. Even I can name a legislative accomplishment of Obama. And I’m not spending my time pushing for BHO.

amerpundit on February 20, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I am appalled at how stupid these mindless robots are who support him. Americans are much more stupid that I thought to fall for this man and his BS.

His book should be called the Audacity of Stupid People.

Winebabe on February 20, 2008 at 10:07 AM

What I don’t get about this “hope” nonsense is what exactly do Americans have to feel so hopeless about? What a bunch of baloney.

Of course, the economy is a big worry (I took a major hit on my stocks last month), but voting in some Dem who wants to focus America’s wealth on “global poverty” and expanding entitlements is going to be a major problem.

amkun on February 20, 2008 at 10:09 AM

I can think of an accomplisment for Mrs. Obama: managing to convince herself that she’s a perpetual victim of a racist society while simultaneously being offered admission to two Ivy League schools, being given several six-figure jobs, living in a multi-million dollar home, and watching large crowds of deluded white Americans throw tens of millions of dollars at her inexperienced and unqualified husband and swooning as he reads another person’s platitudes from a teleprompter as he campaigns for this nation’s highest office.

AZCoyote on February 20, 2008 at 8:46 AM

funky chicken on February 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Damn. Even I can name a legislative accomplishment of Obama. And I’m not spending my time pushing for BHO.

amerpundit on February 20, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I believe he has a major one pending right now. A .7% of GDP tax to be paid into the U.N. In fact, I believe it passed in either the Senate or House committee, didn’t it? See, he isn’t just an empty suit after all. He means what he says.

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

anyone listened to this Chris Peden interview from Pajama’s Media? I knew alot about Paul’s spin and what not, but this is some good stuff: link

jp on February 20, 2008 at 10:11 AM

I’m not saying we have to lose. But you don’t go into battle assuming that the other side is lead by a fool. If you do it is a sure way to get your butt kicked all the way back to your front yard. The donks have the advantage here folks. You can hold your Pompey up and scream ‘Magnus’ all day long, and it isn’t going to raise the waters on the Rubicon.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 10:12 AM

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

I was thinking of the Coburn-Obama Transparency bill. See, even we can name something and we don’t support the man.

amerpundit on February 20, 2008 at 10:13 AM

a capella, that would have been true of any GOP candidate…the MSM trying to tie them to Abramoff etc. I know you don’t like McCain, but that’s just a dumb tack you’re using there.

And one reason McCain is quite unpopular among some GOP elite types is that he is outspoken that people should retire if they have scandal problems. When Delay was indicted McCain said he should go. Same with Wide Stance, even though they had been allies on some stuff. That explains the venom Delay spewed on the Cavuto show a while back.

So it’s gonna be harder to hit McCain with any sweeping statements he made supporting those guys.

Keating 5? 1980s? old, old news, and McCain has used that to explain his support for CFR.

funky chicken on February 20, 2008 at 10:16 AM

so who exactly is Barack Obama’s puppetmaster?

ctmom on February 20, 2008 at 9:22 AM

I’ve heard Rush say that a former JFK speech writer is writing for Obama… can that be right?

MT on February 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM

I believe he has a major one pending right now. A .7% of GDP tax to be paid into the U.N. In fact, I believe it passed in either the Senate or House committee, didn’t it? See, he isn’t just an empty suit after all. He means what he says.

http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272618845.shtml

Gonna cost some cash, only way to change minds is with money. The world will love us again, as long as the dollar’s keep flowing.

TroubledMonkey on February 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Who cares, McCain is gonna win anyways.

Seixon on February 20, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Don’t count Obama out. He may be an empty suit but the rhetoric and one liners are making people swoon. I fear that people are going to buy into these campaign slogans completely. It happened here in Mass with “Cadillac” Deval Patrick and then once he was elected people realized how empty and unqualified he is.
If Obama beats Hillary, (I think he will) then it’s up to McCain to tear him apart during debates. McCain has his own issues to deal with. I really think Obama will be the next President.
I need a drink.

Geronimo on February 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Wow, color me shocked at Chris Matthews in this segment. I thought he had a man-crush on Obama.

tikvah on February 20, 2008 at 10:25 AM

I think America could do with a little dose of hope. I would have thought that America embodies hope for many?

Yes, we can!

DMeNTe on February 20, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Half of America needs a heavy dose of reality.

Who ever achieved anything in life simply by hoping for it? Hope is the lazy man’s substitute for action.

People who are mesmerized by Obama’s hope mantra, are the same ones who hope they win the lottery. Wow, wouldn’t that be great! Whoopeeee!

The odds of winning the lottery are about the same as Obama’s chances of doing anything noteworthy as president other than giving neverending from-the-pulpit speeches.

Hope is way overrated, like the Messiah candidate.

fogw on February 20, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Did Chris Matthews get the “You either write the story with ink or your blood” speech from the Clintons?

That’s am amazing turn-around from last week’s tingling sensation that he was feeling. Really though, what has gotten into him?

We’ll have to see how he does this week (Attack or Coddle) with Clinton/Obama.

HarryStar on February 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Oh, my. Where to start…

dig up some last minute dirt on Obama, but if there was much she would have done it already.

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Umm, his fundraiser is in jail on Federal election charges and a “risk of flight” factor. He’s Syrian.

Same strategy as 92 and 96. Sgt Rock vs Gomer Pile. Gomer won.

Limerick on February 20, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Lim, entirely different from both, are you kidding? 1992 – incumbent who lied to his party, and had been in office for 12 years. 1996 – incumbent with roaring economy and stock market vs. old war horse.

I believe he has a major one pending right now. A .7% of GDP tax to be paid into the U.N. In fact, I believe it passed in either the Senate or House committee, didn’t it? See, he isn’t just an empty suit after all. He means what he says.

a capella on February 20, 2008 at 10:10 AM

What you said.

And, Lim, I never said we wave a magic wand. We will have to work for this, but I sense a weird admiration for this douche Obama, and a feeling of defeatism. And I don’t buy it at all.

Jaibones on February 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM

He sent a chill up Chris Matthews’ hamhock- no charge.

Normally that costs him $25 and a trip to the clinic.

You were saying?

Chuck Schick on February 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Hey, the list is endless of the things Obama has done.

He gives great speeches.

He makes people faint.

He writes books.

He makes a damn great cup of coffee!

And if someone can come up with one more thing, that’ll be a complete handful!

According to his wife he also smells bad in the morning, but then again that might be a good thing in terms of scaring away interns.

cat-scratch on February 20, 2008 at 10:42 AM

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