Friday, August 22, 2008

Why Obama Will Lose: He's a Flake!

Great post over at American Thinker. (J. R. Dunn, "The Odd Choices in Barack Obama's Career.")

Barack Obama will be defeated. Seriously and convincingly defeated....He will lose for one reason above all, one that has been overlooked in any analysis that I've yet seen. Barack Obama will lose because he is a flake.... A flake is not only a screwup, but someone who truly excels in making bizarre errors and creating incredibly convoluted disasters. A flake is a "fool with energy", as the Russian proverb puts it. ("A fool is a terrible thing to have around, but a fool with energy is a nightmare".)...The chief characteristic of a flake is that he makes choices that are impossible to either understand or explain....The flake has a genius for discovering solutions at perfect right angles to the ordinary world. It's as if he's the product of a totally different evolutionary chain, in a universe where the laws are slightly but distinctly at variance to ours....And although there's plenty of rationalization, there's never a logical reason for any of it. After awhile, people stop asking.

Dunn's post is a catalog of the bizarre.
  • Though he hales from the heavenly land of Hawaii, he relocates to windy, cold and corrupt Chicago.
  • In Chicago, he joins a cult.
  • At Harvard, though editor of the Harvard Law Review, he publishes nothing.
  • In the Illinois state senate, he votes "present" as often as he votes "yes" or "no." Dunn adds that you can't vote "present" in the Oval Office. Ouch!
  • After serving in the U.S. Senate only 143 days, he launches a bid for the White House.
Dunn then examines several bizarre mishandlings that have pummeled the campaign into its present malaise. (Yes, a Jimmy Carter word is appropriate here.)
  • His extended non-response to the Jeremiah Wright affair.
  • His response to the New Yorker cover.
  • His handling of the birth certificate saga.
  • His response to Jerome Corsi's book, The Obama Nation.
  • His self-description in Europe as "citizen of the world."
  • His agreement to devote most of his convention next week to the Clintons.
Dunn foresees evidence of Obama's flakery on national display for the next three months. Read it. It's a gem.

Also, if you missed Harold Kildow's fine blending of political theory and political observation in "Saddleback Aftermath," scroll down a few.

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