Quote of the Day: 90% of Success is Just Showing Up Edition
October 15th, 2008 1:05 PM Share
WNWO (Win-Wo?) reports that Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama made a surprise (for the workers) appearance during the shift change for Chrysler’s Machining Plant in Perrysburg Township, Ohio. Although Obama didn’t make a single speech, Chrysler worker Kevin Brancheau knew what Obama’s visit meant in the great scheme of things. “It shows that he’s really behind us and behind what the UAW and America’s all about, building cars, keeping stuff here and not going overseas.” Hang on; didn’t Barack do the jelly donut thing in Berlin?
Published October 15th, 2008 1:00 PM
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I dunno... third parties or independents have pulled over 21 percent in the past. But the movement just can't seem to gain any permanent traction. It doesn't seem to matter if that third party or candidate is left or right wing... or moderate. Americans seem to have become, by and large, comfortable with the two parties they know (and love or hate).
Obama is the latest king of making people think he supports what they want to think he supports. I bet if you asked about jelly donuts, he would leave you thinking his favorite was your favorite without ever mentioning a single flavor or even style of donut. I can't wait to see what we will elect to get rid of the guy in 4 more years. That might be even scarier.
@Campisi Third party candidates have gained traction... in local elections. If the people that support Nader actually voted for him, he likely would have pulled a greater percentage of them in 2000. Same can be said of the Nader and Barr supporters this time around. To quote the little guy with the hot wife, Dennis Kucinich, "I can win if you vote for me". My hope is that the electorate grows a pair and votes for the person who can do the best job, regardless of popular 'wisdom' that independents can't win. HOPE! CHANGE!