Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

What do you think about obamas corrupt secret strategies?

Now that the conventions are behind us, the 2008 election is shaping up to be much closer than anyone would have believed months ago.

Still, it will be an uphill battle for John McCain as Barack Obama has the advantage this year.

If Obama wins, it should be a wake-up call to Republicans that the nation’s political landscape has dramatically changed, making it difficult for Republicans to win national elections.

A key factor in the challenge facing Republicans is shifting demographics. States such as Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada, once considered solid red states, are now faltering for the GOP.

In George W. Bush’s home state of Texas, African-Americans and Hispanics — traditionally Democratic voters — form a majority of the population. In 2006, Texas’ popular Republican Gov. Rick Perry won re-election with just 39 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

McCain is still expected to win Texas this time. But Republican majorities in other states are fraying.

Obama knows this. He has solid blue states New York and Massachusetts in his back pocket, along with most of the Northeast. Add to his base titanic California with 55 electoral voters and other left coast states like Oregon and Washington.

There is no indication any of these states will move to the right. In fact, these blue states are moving further to the left. Ronald Reagan won New York in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections. It is doubtful a conservative Republican will win the Empire State any time soon.

This is why Obama and his campaign are so confident of victory. This is why he could pick Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, though Biden adds so little to his campaign.

With such a solid base, Obama knows he needs to focus his campaign in just a handful of states, such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

If he picks off a few of these states that have traditionally voted Republican in national elections — Colorado and New Mexico, for example — he wins.

McCain, on the other hand, has to run a national campaign to keep his base together and at the same time engage in battle with Obama for these key swing states.

To win, McCain must think outside the box. His pick of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin indicates he realizes he needs to run a different campaign to beat Obama, the front-runner. McCain’s difficulties are compounded by the likelihood that Obama will outspend McCain by a ratio of 3-to-1 or more in these key swing states.

Obama’s massive campaign spending at the micro level is showing. Anecdotally, I have heard stories about massive voter registration drives and preparations to get out the vote with the help of unions, teachers, and other Obama fans.

Chief among these groups is ACORN, or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a radical group that has been caught engaging in voter fraud. Not surprisingly, Obama has close ties to the group since his days as a “community organizer” in Chicago.

The New York Times noted that Obama had been a key ally of ACORN. His influence at charitable foundations “allowed him to help direct tens of millions of dollars in grants.” The paper also noted the key role ACORN played in helping him win his first state Senate race in Illinois.

ACORN’s Web site features a lead article about its voter drive for this election year. The group says it has already signed up more than a million new voters for the upcoming elections.

Joining the group’s efforts in registering new voters is the Rev. Al Sharpton. He is quoted saying that he and ACORN are targeting the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama.

ACORN calls its voter registration campaign “Not This Time” — a reference to the 2000 election when Al Gore lost the presidency by a handful of votes in Florida.

Obama’s team has no plans to repeat the 2000 election. They want to win with a bigger margin, and they have a “whatever it takes” approach to make sure that happens.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    This question is far too long for me to read, so I'll just answer your header: I think Obama's corrupt secret strategies campaign is a lot less laughable than Palin's - Barak is friends with terrorists' campaign.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    As the American economy teeters on the brink of collapse, two things are clear: 1) There is no easy fix for what ails our financial markets, and 2) Barack Obama is the least equipped to help solve the pending crisis.

    Obama would hasten our nation's economic decline with a toxic mix of high taxes on businesses, wealth producers, energy and runaway spending.

    No one is less equipped to deal with the current financial crisis than Senator Obama. Obama is more beholden to Wall Street and the investment banking industry than any other candidate running for president. At the same time he called for $700 billion to bailout Wall Street, he refused to back off of his massive campaign proposal to increase government spending by a trillion dollars and to raise taxes on businesses, both small and large.

    Barack Obama is either economically clueless, or his goal is to bankrupt America and drive us into recession."

    A majority of Americans agree that Obama's economic plan would harm our economy, according to an ATI-News/Zogby American poll. The poll results show that 78 percent of Americans think that Obama's plan to raise taxes on businesses and wealth producers will result in higher unemployment, lower wages and increased prices for goods and services.

    According to data from the Federal Election Commission, Obama has raised more money from Wall Street, investment banks, and the insurance and real estate industries than any other candidate. He also has a clear lead in money raised from lawyers and lobbyists.

    Though Obama repeatedly states that he will cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans, the inconvenient truth throws this figure into serious doubt.

    It is a fact that 30 percent of Americans don't pay federal income taxes in this country, either because their income doesn't meet the threshold that would require them to pay, or their deductions and credits eliminate their tax obligation. Therefore, it is very interesting that Obama claims to have a plan to cut the taxes of 95 percent of Americans when only 70 percent of Americans pay federal income tax in the first place.

    Source(s): i'm a journalist
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