Only Kings need Thrones

Posted: August 28th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Only Kings need Thrones

As I may have told you before, we have CNN going on the monitors all day at work, but aside from glancing at “breaking stories”, I almost always get my world news online. Count me as one of the generation of people who have devalued the traditional newspaper, but with print and television media you have to receive the bias as it comes. With the internet, you can always click away and find a new source.

One thing that has been in the news has been bothering me. The except below doesn’t really cover it, but it is what reminded me of this problem that’s been irking me.

DENVER – Sen. Barack Obama dropped in on his own party at the Democratic convention a day early Wednesday to praise his wife, his former rival, and former President Bill Clinton for going to bat for him.

“I think Michelle Obama kicked it off pretty well, don’t you think?” Obama said, as delegates at the Pepsi Center roared.

As his wife clapped and smiled and mouthed, “I love you,” Obama joined his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, on the platform.

“If I’m not mistaken, Hillary Clinton rocked the house down last night!” Obama said.

He also praised former President Bill Clinton, who spoke earlier Wednesday night, as someone who reminds us about “what it’s like when you’ve got a president who actually puts people first. Thank you President Clinton.”

Obama told the crowd he was proud to have “the whole Biden family on this journey with me to take America back.”

He said the convention was moving to Invesco Field at Mile High on Thursday because, “We want to open up this convention to make sure that everybody who wants to come can join in the effort to take America back.”

So, let’s take a brief review here, since that’s what Obama did tonight. The convention started on Monday with his wife speaking about him. Continued on Tuesday with his biggest rival endorsing him. Then today it was President Clinton (supposedly Obama’s role-model for leadership) and Sen. Biden. By my count that’s 1 President, 1 past First Lady, 1 potential First Lady and 1 potential Veep. All of them gave their speeches at the same venue. But when Barack Hussein Obama speaks, it will be in a football stadium, “to make sure that everybody who wants to come can join”. Sounds like it’s being held in a football stadium as a coronation.

Here we have Obama, greater than Bill Clinton, so many more people want to come here him speak in person that he cannot be confined to the same meager quarters as those subordinates he so recently relied upon…

Don’t you feel the rejoicing in the streets already, Cassius?

Myself, I can’t stand the ostentation of this, and I’m usually a very strong proponent of well-timed arrogance.

Then again, this is the same guy who said, during the YouTube debates, that he would gladly sit down and negotiate with the guy from Iran who denies that the holocaust happened. Maybe Obama is less Clinton and Kennedy and more Jimmy Carter than you realize.


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