Tuesday, July 29, 2008

RE: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?

Let's face it - Obama screwed up by not visiting the hospitalized soldiers in Germany. One can only wonder what his true motivations were? Downer, little scary, perhaps he didn't want to face the reality of sacrifices made for a war that he did not start? Who knows... Can't defend Obama on this one. I think he made a mistake that will haunt him.


From: brian_menard@hotmail.com
To: yhkpenguin@yahoo.com; b.adamson@comcast.net; briada@hotmail.com; misterb_46@hotmail.com
CC: yhkpenguin.amomai@blogger.com
Subject: Re: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 07:57:18 -0400

That could be what really happened, though my understanding tweaks a little differently: the Pentagon told him HE was most welcome to come but the media entourage had to stay out, at which point the campaign chose not to put him one-on-one with the soldiers in the hospital. Two versions of the same story? How could it be in our blessed media age?
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Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 10:09 PM
Subject: RE: Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?

Actually, I'm tired of reading how the media is in favor of either of them over the other.

There's no convention in sight and we still have three months to go so it seems like the media is grasping for any story they can find. This Europe trip. That biopsy. This magazine cover. That trip to Pennsylvania.

As I understand Obama's aborted trip to Germany, the Pentagon asked him not to do it. Wherever he goes, he's going to have cameras whether he wants them or not (Wailing Wall for example) so I don't see how he really has to ask for them.

Enough already -- until the conventions.

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