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Monday, January 28, 2008

 

"Obama -- And Kennedy -- Raise The Stakes

Metaphysically I've read we have a lot of the "Indigo" (indigo color seen in auras of kids being born in approx the 80's onward to about 2002 then Crystalline children) in children now coming of age to vote who are supporting Obama which draws my interest to him.  Indigos are supposed to be more intuitively/psychically tuned in and able to see beyond smoke and mirrors BS projected to sway the average voter. 

Indigo children hold a bunch more validity for me than Ted Kennedy's endorsement but this is very interesting watching them devour their own.


"OBAMA -- AND KENNEDY -- RAISE THE STAKES

By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

Published on DickMorris.com on January 27, 2008.

"Barack Obama used his victory in South Carolina to change the dialogue with the Clintons in the presidential race. He has taken Hillary's and Bill's attempt to use the race issue and replied with a clever move. He has basically called their bluff.

And Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Obama has ratified the Illinois Senator's strategy and candidacy.

So far, to summarize: Move One was when Obama arrived as a new candidate. Move two was Hillary's comeback that she is more experienced. Move three was when Obama pivoted off her experience message and said he was the voice of change. Move four was the Clintons' attempt to inject race into the election. They counted on a racial split in South Carolina to make Super Tuesday about a black/white division.

Now Obama has come back saying, in effect, "Yes, I know that you have made this election about race. But I am betting on the decency, fairness, tolerance, and objectivity of the American electorate. We all share the same hopes and dreams."

In effect, he said I match you and raise you.

To date, Obama has avoided the race issue. But after his smashing win in South Carolina, he embraced the issue and turned it around to his advantage. He did not go down the path of Jesse Jackson and base his candidacy on a rainbow coalition. Rather, he decided to rise above the Clintons and appeal to America's ecumenical diversity.

So now Super Tuesday is a contest between those who are mired in racial division and those who are willing to transcend it.

The massive outpouring of criticism of the Clintons for their tactics in South Carolina is withering fire which may take a serious toll among Hillary's voters. Caroline Kennedy's invocation of her father in endorsing Obama seems right on the money. Ted Kennedy's support for him legitimizes white backing for the Illinois Senator and could have a big impact.

The Clintons were banking on a silent invocation of racial division stemming from a massive Obama win in South Carolina among black voters and a last place finish among whites. Their hopes were that whites would note the racial split in South Carolina and react by voting for Clinton.

But this racial divisiveness can only take place in the dark, out of sight. With the glare of Obama's idealism shining on the dialogue, conscience comes into play and the American electorate may overcome the divisiveness of the Clintons.

Will Obama's move trump the Clinton strategy? A lot hangs in the balance. Ultimately, the choice will say more about our soul as a nation than about the candidates in this election.

The boldness of Obama in accepting the Clintons' injection of race as an issue and his insistence on an enlightened answer challenges us all. Even as one's head warns that the strategy will fail, one's heart hopes that it will succeed.

Either way, Obama has made the Super Tuesday vote more about who we are than who the candidates running for president are. "


Comments:
But this racial divisiveness can only take place in the dark, out of sight.

Time out. Time out. You can't play the race card. It's only right if we do it in the dark and out of sight.LOL Let's pretend it's not there. Don't let the bigotry be exposed and out front. Let's skirt around it and exercise our bigotry at the polls. After all we don't want people to think our vote is based on race or gender. Now do we? grrrr
This is one of the rare acts by Ted Kennedy (and family) that I have a great deal of respect for. And it has nothing to do with whom he endorsed.

The fact that Kennedy would support a candidate during the *primaries* -- much less a candidate who *far* from being a sure-thing -- takes some guts.

Let's say Clinton wins -- which she probably will. Kennedy has supported her opponent, despite *personal* phone calls from Bill Clinton, as well as several from various people connected with their campaign. Do you think he'll get any favors if Hillary (God forbid) gets elected? He has guaranteed that he won't play any role in a Hillary administration (as difficult as it is to get those words out).

Most shrewd politicians won't endorse anyone during the primaries, or if they do, they endorse the candidate supported by the party bosses -- who in this case is Billary.

This is just one more factor in one of the most interesting presidential elections in a generation, and we're not even to Super Tuesday yet! Of course, no matter what the outcome, it will never rival the *satisfaction* of the first Reagan victory vs. Carter in 1980, but I doubt anything will.
*Technically it was 1979 when Reagan defeated Carter, so I'll post my minor correction.
Stated in another post, Hillary Clinton is NOT made from the same mold of greatness as Margaret Thatcher or Benazir Bhutto.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin has endorsed Obama.
Todd said     "*satisfaction* of the first Reagan victory vs. Carter in 1980, but I doubt anything will."

I'll second that!! Only problem Carter hasn't gotten over it yet.
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