3 to See: Celebrity Edition!!!

  Okay, suddenly the ’08 race has turned to Hollywood.  Here’s your 3 to See.

#1- Obama-wood

John McCain has another negative ad on Barack Obama today.  This time, he compares him with other intellectuals like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.  He then hits him on gas prices and his opposition to offshore drilling.

Again, this ad highlights Obama’s messiah-like obsession by Europe.  This ad is completely true.  I’ve seen lately that McCain is finally hitting Obama on his frankly, ludicrous (see #2) policies.  It’s a welcome change from the “I’m running a positive campaign” pledge.  The Obama camp responded with humor as well…

“On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say, ‘Oops! He did it again.’ Our dependence on foreign oil is one of the greatest challenges we face. “

Ha, Ha. 

#2-The Obama Rap

Well, I thought it might happen.  And…it did… (mild content warning)

Aside from insulting Hillary Clinton and McCain, this is a normal Ludacris rap.  There’s not much I can say on this other than a prediction: A growing consensus will accuse McCain supporters and/or McCain himself of being racist.  For the record, I have no problem with a black President, I just don’t want this black male to be President. 

Here’s my personal story, I put up a Youtube video isolating Obama saying “but…but…but…” just for comedic purposes.  Some comments on that video became very bigoted and racist and I took the video down.  I think you have plenty of things to criticize Obama over (like his policies), so dipping down to that level doesn’t help either side in this political race.

#3-Bush= Truman?

From Prospect Magazine.

The premise of the piece is that President Bush will be seen as a Harry Truman-type President.  I came to that conclusion a few months ago when I was thinking about the subject.  Usually, my criteria for judging Presidents is that there must be at least twenty years between the Presidents time in office and now.  that would end with Reagan today.  Of those 40 presidents, here are my top five…

       1. Abe Lincoln

       2.  George Washington

       3. Ronald Reagan

       4. FDR (Mostly for WWII)

       5. Teddy Roosevelt

I don’t know where Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43 will stand in twenty years.  But I could see President Bush being a Truman-like President.  He is faced with a new war and sets a policy for it that many think is a failure.  But after about forty years, people remember him as a great President.  This is what Bush believes of himself, that he will be vindicated in the window of history.

So, there you have it.  See you tomorrow.  Go Cardinals.

TTC

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