Many of you don’t believe that Senator Obama acts on what is politically convenient first, what’s best for the country second. Here’s your proof that you’re wrong.
In the primaries, Barack Obama had 22 debates with Senator Clinton.
She challenged him to a debate in Wisconson, he refused. He said that people had heard enough.
Then they debated in Texas, then in Ohio. He lost both states.
Then they debated in Pennsylvania, where he did horribly. He lost that state by almost 10 points, and ended up canceling the scheduled debate in North Carolina.
Senator Clinton invited him to debate her in Indiana, and he refused.
Senator Clinton invited Obama to a Lincoln-Douglas debate in Oregon. He refused.
After clinching his party’s nomination, Obama was invited by Senator McCain to travel along with him in an ongoing series of town hall debates to take place all across America. To listen to the questions and concerns of all Americans and address them side by side. Obama declined every invitation.
Today, Barack Obama is railroading Senator McCain for wanting to postpone the presidential debate scheduled for tonight. Not to cancel it mind you, but to push it back by as much as a few weeks so that we can deal with our present crisis and he can do his job as Senator.
Does nobody else find this interesting? Barack has ducked AT LEAST 14 debates already, John has ducked NONE. When Obama debates, he loses that state. When McCain debates, he wins. Yet, now it’s politically convenient for Obama to force McCain into this debate because it’s suicide for Obama to allow McCain to do his job and show himself a strong leader. Oh, plus – as a bonus, Obama was going to lose Mississippi anyway, so no harm no foul.
Change we can believe in? Hardly.