One thing you've not been hearing much about is the big lead Hillary Clinton has established in Pennsylvania polls. If Mrs. Clinton can get 60% or more of the vote in the primary, she could throw the Democratic race into chaos, because she would have clearly exposed Obama's weakness in state Democrats must win on November 2, 2008.
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John McCain is kicking off a tour based on HIS autobiography, not on the history of the Civil Rights movement. He is kicking it off at a field (McCain Field) named after a member of his family -- both his grandfather and his father were Navy admirals. McCain is focusing on his own distinguished military career, which contrasts with Barack and Hillary, whose families have no such careers.
On Rev. Wright: this is an issue that Obama hopes will go away but it won't. In addition to having no military career, Obama has almost no legislative career either. He's been a U.S. Senator for only three years, but half that time he's spent campaigning for President and has missed most of the votes in DC.
People are interested in Rev. Wright's anti-white, anti-American, pro-terrorist comments because they're trying to figure out where Obama stands in relation to his friend, "uncle," and "spiritual advisor."
Where does Obama stand on the issues Wright has raised? How much influence on Obama's views (and on his wife's dislike of America) has Wright had? Wright, Michelle Obama, and Barack Obama need to step up to the plate and tell the truth about what they believe and why they believe it.
In Obama's book Dreams From My Father he relies too much on racial stereotypes -- and he bases his views on very limited experience. He probably would not have won the Kansas Primary if his statements about that state (as loaded with white racists) had come out. (He based his opinions mainly on pictures of his grandparents and mother in Kansas.) Mostly white states that vote for a mixed-race candidate (Obama) are not exactly behaving in a racist fashion.
He even tells us how white farm boys smelled in Kansas ("stank like pigs") when he had rarely been within a thousand miles of such people.
Voters want to know exactly WHO Barack Obama is: what does he believe? what has he really accomplished (not much)? Why do he characterize himself as "post-racial" when he has felt comfortable for 20 years in an all-Black church that emphasizes nationalism rather than unity?