Hickock & Jane or Wild Bill Obama & Calamity Claire McCaskill?
Here's Obama cousin Wild Bill Hickock on playing it safe!
"Sure glad to see you, but hand me those guns." -- Wild Bill Hickok, greeting cowboys new to Abilene, Kansas in 1871.
Look'ee Here, Pards!
And one day after McCain promised not to raise taxes, Obama signaled he’s willing to have a vigorous debate. Maybe even a duel. “The family legend is that Wild Bill Hickok, he’s a distant cousin of mine,” Obama said, noting an 1865 duel that happened in this town. “We’re going to research that cause I’m ready to duel John McCain on taxes. Right now, right here. I’m a quick draw.”
Now, Look'ee HereDemocratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from rival John McCain's challenge for a series of joint appearances, agreeing only to the standard three debates in the fall.
In May, when a McCain adviser proposed a series of pre-convention appearances at town hall meetings, Obama said, "I think that's a great idea." In summer stumping on the campaign trail, McCain has often noted that Obama had not followed through and joined him in any events.
Obama's reversal on town hall debates is part of a play-it-safe strategy he's adopted since claiming the nomination and grabbing a lead in national polls. Advisers to the Illinois senator, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss strategy, say Obama is reluctant to take chances or give McCain a high-profile stage now that Obama's the front-runner.
Now, I wonder if John McCain - thought by some to be a tad on the onery side -might not be a distant cousin of Black Bart ( no Race Card intended or implied). I can almost hear Sen. McCain offering similar poetic sentiments as these:
Black Bart was a poet outlaw.
"I've labored long and hard for bread
For honor and for riches
But on my corns too long you've tread
You fine haired sons of bitches."
-- Black Bart