Saturday, July 14, 2007

Barack Obama: Yet Another Question about his Judgment

I've blogged before about a number of facts about Barack Obama that lead me to believe he would be a poor choice for a Presidential Candidate, but his latest gaffe is quite over the top.

Several months ago, BO made plans for a summer political camp to rally and teach campaign workers. I followed that development closely, because the story repeatedly talked about "young" campaign workers. Envisioning an "Obama Youth" movement to brainwash the very young, I researched relentlessly, but did nothing with the story when further reports discussed college-age attendees.

As it turns out, "Camp Obama" featured a convicted felon teaching Obama's campers all about politics. Since Illinois has a lot of felons with strong political resumes, perhaps it didn't occur to Obama that there is something wrong with using felons to craft political strategy.

It's not surprising that this story came from Park Ridge, via the highly regarded Tom Roeser. Keep your eyes open, and you'll see that candidate Clinton seems to still have plenty of friends, in her home town, willing to tip the opposition about her opponent.

While Obama has removed the blog post referring to the felon from his website, which in itself seems somewhat dishonest, its far more troubling that he would feature a criminal to teach the young how to run a campaign.

h/t Backyard Conservative


Blogger Praguetwin said...

perhaps it didn't occur to Obama that there is something wrong with using felons to craft political strategy

Indeed. Successful politicians on both sides of the isle know very well that people involved in political strategy should refrain from felonious behavior until AFTER their boss is elected.

Obama really is an amateur.

Jul 19, 2007, 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Well I was a little surprised that Obama would hold out a felon as a good teacher for his budding campaign workers, even if he is the husband of a local Congresswoman.

Obama is really, really important to the Chicago and Illinois establishment because the current US attorney is indicting politician after politician. If Obama becomes President, a new US attorney can be appointed, suggested of course by--who other than--the other Illinois senator. This could greatly benefit a number of people locally.

Obama isn't as amateur as he is not ready for prime time. He served several years in the Illinois legislature, but began running for president almost as soon as he got to Washington. His unwillingness to take the time to do some learning in DC shows.

Jul 19, 2007, 5:32:00 PM  

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