I was chatting with several folks from around the country on Hugh Hewitt's Townhall Site, via this information high way, about John McCain and they were wondering about Barack Obama's influence among voters.
I responded that it seemed that he benefits from expensive and smart packaging, similar to the mythopoeic make-up Hollywood might apply to a budding movie star: Marion Michael Morrison becomes John Wayne; an Australian beachcomber becomes the dashing Irish rebel Errol Flynn.
Obama's a very lovely guy. I met him on many occasions, when he was in the Illinois Legislature and when he ran against Bobby Rush and the very same people who made him into some rock star vilified him during that failed run for Congress as 'Too much of a White Boy.'
I believe that his reception at the DNC in 2004 was as much as a surprise to him as any one. The rest is marketing, Soros money, the Progressive packaging.
Here in Chicago, Progressives can't get a pothole filled, not can they get elected more than 300 yards West of Lake Michigan. They own the Media and have all the Turtle-neck under tweed all year Academics, but pretty much everyone else laughs at them. They hate that. All of us 'bitter and clinging' close-knit ethnic blue collar regular folks irritate the hell out of them.
Obama distanced himself from solid Democrats who helped him in the Legislature and who were instrumental in getting elected to the US Senate, in favor of the absolute worst elements controlling the DNC.
There are millions of Progressive dollars at stake in his bid for the White House. Let's all help John McCain make them wasted dollars and disappoint the Hollywood Squares and the Brahmin Bolsheviks.