Quote of the Day: 90% of Success is Just Showing Up Edition

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
quote of the day 90 of success is just showing up edition

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?

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  • Campisi Campisi on Oct 15, 2008
    A lot of [insert party affiliation here] I know are voting for Bob Barr this time. I've been hearing this statement quite a lot as of late. I think if the percentage of people nationwide that votes for Barr makes it into the double digits, third parties will gain some mass-market legitimacy. Lord knows Ron Paul wasn't doing it...

  • Steve Biro Steve Biro on Oct 15, 2008

    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).

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Oct 15, 2008

    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.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Oct 16, 2008

    @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!