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Monday, October 27, 2008

Is this THE October Surprise

The term October surprise has come to mean an event or revelation that happens late in an election season that dramatically changes peoples view of a candidate. Is this video the October surprise? A month ago Sen. Obama was walking around a Toledo suburb stumping for votes and mistakenly gave an honest answer to a citizen (Joe the Plumber) who actually asked him a tough question (something no reporter has bothered to do). This video of Obama being interviewed in 2001 (HT Drudge Report) reaffirms the answer Obama gave in Toledo. The key take away from the interview is this line: It was a tragedy that "redistribution of wealth" not pursued by Supreme Court. This is called a "two-fer" in that it hits on two separate concerns to have over a potential Obama presidency. The obvious concern is the play on the wealth distribution theme he mistakenly admitted to in Toledo. The second and more important (at least to me) revelation is his acknowledgment that he sees the Supreme Court as a legitimate tool to obtain changes so distasteful to the general public that they could not be advanced correctly through legislation. This last week of the election, the McCain campaign needs to strongly make the argument that Obama's view of the role of the judiciary is outside the Constitution. I don't want to see Supreme Court justices out on the campaign trail, but it would be great to see a scathing take down of Obama's nonsensical opinion of the supreme court's role by Justice Scalia.


Blogger gordon gekko said...

The true surprise is that we don't care.

The US media

October 27, 2008 at 8:03 AM

Blogger Ben said...

It is surreal this guy has been allowed to be portrayed as a moderate. he is so anything but.

wake up everyone, one week to go.

October 27, 2008 at 12:18 PM


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