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Submitted by Straight_Talk_Luigi (United States), Jun 5, 2008 at 20:32

the liberal media gives free passes to someone because of their looks, skin color and far-left views.

Had this Muslim and pastor nonsense been covered earlier, Hilary would have kept her lead and won easily.

Can you imagine what a feeding frenzy CBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC , CBS, BBC, al jazeera and every newspaper in the West would have if a White pastor said those things about Blacks or Jews?

If McCain were in Obama's place, his career would be over.

No one knew anything about Obama, he went on friendly venues all the time, got light interviews and free passes on questions with the exception of ABC (and the left-wing media hammered George Steponapolis for that) and now the DNC is stuck with a man who is surrounded in controversy.

The only break the Dems have is that McCain may not have the hard heart to ruin Obama's political career.

Were he running against Fred Thompson, Rudy, or Sam Brownback, Obama would be in big trouble. I really think that they have the guts to ruin him.

Let's face it, Obama has made critical campaign errors. His whole "I didn't vote for Iraq War" card got burned by saying he'll send in NATO personel into Pakistan without permission.

Technically, that's an act of war.

He also has said he'll meet with leaders of every rogue state, as if Obamania (the aurora that made women faint at campaign rallies) will work on Jong-ill, Castro, Mugabe, Ahmedijah, and Bashir.

While I favor negotations over war, it would be better for Obama to use international efforts and give religious leaders (the Pope, Dali Lama) means to negotiate.

Make no mistake, this will hurt Obama.

If McCain can get enough democrat and independent vote, it's over. He's been catering to the left because he's assuming that 99% of the GOP will vote for him. But I think he's tougher than he looks.

Obviously, he has a better chance of drawing votes from democrats that Obama does of republicans, even African-American republicans.

What I think is that Hilary Clinton and Fred Thompson should run as independent candidates.

All this talk about principles of party: Then let's see some drastic action.

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