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By Their Own Admission Says Dani Jopa and Angie Kassab
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 23, 2008 :: 40454 Views :: Article Rating :: Government & Society


Illinois, USA – “The hypocrisy of this candidate is clear.  He can not be trusted,” says Dani Jopa. “He promises to accept public financing, then doesn’t.  He votes one way, and says he didn’t.  He tells everyone he doesn’t accept lobbyist money, he does.  He says he will oppose going after illegal immigrants, then says let’s get them.  He wanted to put an end to the Cuban embargo, and then tells Cuban exiles in Florida we will keep the embargo.  He is untrustworthy.  He is a panderer.  He is what I have come to hate about politicians in America.”

Jopa’s strong feelings resonate with half the country.  Many agree that Obama should be well over 30 points ahead of McCain given the circumstances.  Instead the two candidates are neck-and-neck.  “By his own admission he and his running mate tell the American people he is not ready to be president,” Jopa adds, referring to the latest dust-up over Obama’s naiveté and lack of experience. 

Biden created a uproar with his implication to a crowd of deep-pocket donors that presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's lack of experience would create an appearance of weakness that would encourage opponents to challenge the U.S. According to news reports, Biden told the crowd of donors, "Mark my words: It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.

Angie Kassab agrees with Biden, “he was only repeating what Obama himself said.  He is not prepared to serve.” 

Obama himself expressed the opinion that he wasn't qualified to run for the presidency after he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Illinois in late 2004, less than four years ago. His statements have been preserved on a YouTube video, which can be seen here:

After his election victory, Obama was asked why he had ruled out running for national office.

"I am a believer in knowing what you're doing when you apply for a job," he responded. "And I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate. Now there may be people comfortable doing that. I'm not one of those people," Obama said.

Even some 800 days later, on Feb. 10, 2007, when he announced his presidential bid, in remarks published by the Washington Post as prepared for delivery, he admitted, "I know I haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington."

Obama's lack of experience also came up during the Democratic primary, when Biden expressed worry that Obama's inexperience could cause difficulties.

McCain campaign were fast to expose the true feelings of Biden warning that being president does not lend itself to on-the-job training and affirmed that he had described Obama as lacking the necessary experience.

"I stand by the statement," Biden said.


Trying to break through the ether, the GOP campaign of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have again drawn voters to Biden's latest remarks.

"The next president won't have time to get used to the office," McCain said at a southern campaign stop. "We face many challenges here at home, and many enemies abroad in this dangerous world. If Senator Obama is elected, Senator Biden said, we will have an international crisis to test America's new president. We don't want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars."

Continued McCain, "What's more troubling is that Senator Biden told their campaign donors that when that crisis hits, they would have to stand with them because it wouldn’t be apparent that Senator Obama would have the right response. Forget apparent. Senator Obama won’t have the right response, and we know that because we've seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign."

The Obama campaign explained Biden simply was noting that presidents face challenges starting from day one.

In a forum at the Christian Science Monitor, one participant said Biden is right, "Obama looks weak to the rest of the world, which will start an international crisis."

"McCain is strong and, like Ronald Reagan, would be respected," the participant continued. "Remember how our U.S. Embassy hostages were freed on Reagan's inauguration day after being held captive 444 days by Iran? They were held 444 days due to Jimmy Carter's weakness. Obama would be Jimmy Carter's 2nd term!”

The McCain campaign strategy is to send a clear message that Obama is risky and may be potentially dangerous to the safety of America.   The campaign underscores that these are not partisan words, but the sentiments of Obama's own party.   The McCain campaign continues to use Democrats and their own words speaking glowingly of McCain.  leading Democrats who speak praiseworthy