Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lipstick On Pig

The Obama campaign is reeling. Any other time -- two weeks ago, two months or two years ago -- his "Lipstick On Pig" quote would have been just fine. But after Palin's Convention joke: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick," the comment was clearly a jab at his competitor's VP selection.

Obama's statement: "You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years," was jab at both Palin and McCain. Palin the pig and McCain the smelly fish.

Obama goofed. When he gets of the teleprompter, what comes out of his month is anyone's guess. Same thing with Biden -- man he says some stupid things. (Today he said Hillary would have been a better VP than himself. Might be true but the candidate should not say it.)

Public relations has taught us how to handle these situations and the Obama camp is not handling it properly. He can blame is worshiping media for pounding the story, but the problem continues because he won't let it die and will not properly address it. He said something stupid, should apologize and try to move on.

The "spin-miesters" don't always work the way you hope they do. Sometime you just need to face-up, address it with total honesty, and hope it dies in a few days.

One of the problem with the Obama/Biden camp is they do no know how to deal with Palin. They keep saying she lacks the experience, that is an unknown, and a whole suite of erroneous actions, statements and gaffs they attribute to her. They are trying -- boy are they trying -- to dig up every piece of dirt on her they possibly can. they are making up lots of it.

A conservative woman -- the worst possible threat to Obama. It is and has never been about equal rights -- women's rights -- rather 100% about ideology, liberal ideology.

Palin was a good pick from a political perspective because of the uproar it has created.

It is not difficult to take the stance that none of the four Pres/VP candidates are qualified. None would be able to run a major corporation. Only puppets and self-aggrandizing people go into politics in the first place.

The presidential vote should be weighted on the presidential candidate -- his/her ideology, voting record and political leadership skills. I have no plans to vote for either the Democratic (will never vote for Democrat) or Republican candidates. I am a Constitutional Party (Chuck Baldwin) fan. He's not going to win but I have a 100 percent repulsion to Obama's politics and a 50 percent disagreement with McCain.

(The only reason I would even consider voting for McCain is because there is a greater chance of him appointing a traditional Supreme Court Justice and not a revisionist who would legislate from the bench.)

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