That’s Right Nate

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Obama Tries to Distance Himself from Bush

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I am a big George Bush supporter, but he’s not too loved right now and it presents Obama with the difficult job of distancing himself from George Bush.  The McCain camp called out Obama yesterday when McCain foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann.

“I think the American people have had enough of inflexibility and stubbornness in national security policy,” Scheunemann said. When asked later by the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein whether the campaign was disparaging President Bush, Scheunemann dug in: “We cannot afford to replace one administration that refused for too long to acknowledge failure in Iraq with a candidate that refuses to acknowledge success in Iraq.”

It is amazing that Obama has proven himself to be both inflexible and a flip-flopper at the same time.  Truely Obama is a historica candidate for his ability to refuse to budge from his own beliefs on an issue while at the same time not having personal beliefs on an issue and instead going whichever way the wind blows.

What America needs is a flexible candidate like John McCain who is steadfast and strident in his flexibility.  McCain didn’t hesitate to co-opt Obama’s policy on Afghanistan and make it his own, yet at the same time while Obama would bring troops from Iraq, McCain wouldn’t interfere with our success in Iraq and would get the 3 brigades needed to sure up Afghanistan from some as yet unspecified location.  To me that’s leadership.  Some other positions McCain has remained flexible on can be found at


Written by thatsrightnate

July 17, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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  1. Obama is more worried about his wife that has been debated over political comments she has been making! He can dish it out but has a hard time taking the hit back! 🙂


    July 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

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