Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The Obama campaign seems determined to be THE definition of "style over substance". In a recent speech Michelle Obama made the statement "for the FIRST time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country" (see Video).

Really Mrs. Obama? Let's see in your lifetime the Berlin Wall came down, Segregation was stamped out and the Corvette was produced. Not proud of that? Hmm ok. What about being at the forefront of a technological renaissance that has literally changed the world(the Internet)? Or what about the way this country responded with aid to the Tsunami in 2004? Were you not proud of the heroic First Responders on 9/11?

Even if those things did make her proud, a little bit, putting her husbands speeches to rockstar like crowds in the same category is very revealing. It reveals that Obama's positions are going to be solely based on what makes people feel good. Indeed that's what his campaign has consisted of: feelings. His speeches is making Bill Clinton and his old "I feel your pain" speeches look like Ebeneezer Scrooge.

In the meantime those of us who are truly proud of our country know that it takes more than good intentions to be an effective President.

Michelle Malkin has a great take on this as well.