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Presidential Requirement: Statesmanship, Not Showmanship
Despite great stagecraft and media and grossly discriminatory media coverage in favor of rookie United States Senator and presumptive 2008 Democrat presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Obama's Mideast and European adventure was not an excellent.
A performer attracting a big crowd in Germany does not convince Americans that the performer would be a fit President of the United States.
Opting for a work out in a top hotel over a private visit with American heroes in a military hospital is A ROOKIE MISTAKE, not a vote getter in America.
Obama can hit a three-pointer, but if basketball skills were the key to the White House, Michael Jordan would have lived there long ago.
Navy veteran, veteran United States Senator and presumptive 2008 Republican presidential candidate John Sydney McCain was seriously injured and then tortured while serving in the Vietnam War and his arms never fully recovered.
But his gallant service wins much more respect than a three-pointer by a young man who never served in the Peace Corps, much less the in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, and found Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. so wonderful for so many years.
Newsmax ("Obama's Trip Backfires; McCain Surges to 4-Point Lead in USA Today/Gallup Poll"):
"A surprising poll released Monday confirms Sen. Barack Obama's worst nightmare: he actually lost ground to Sen. John McCain after a global trip meant to buck up his sagging credentials in foreign and military policy.
"The USA Today/Gallup poll has McCain leading Obama by four points, 49 percent to Obama's 45 percent, among likely voters.
"Just last month, the same poll had McCain trailing by six points to the neophyte U.S. senator.
"Among registered voters, McCain was just three points behind Obama -- a statistical dead heat."
Considering that Obama's polling percentage is more likely to be higher than his actual voter percentage because it's "cool" to seem to be for Obama and "racist" to be for McCain and undecided voters broke for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton instead of McCain this year, Team Obama has cause for great concern.
So get ready for this nasty nonsense: if Obama doesn't win, it's because America is racist, not because he's inexperienced and his Republican rival is a war hero and very experienced.
Indeed, even if Obama wins, be prepared to hear that he would have won much bigger if America wasn't so racist.
The only one to avoid that racist charge is to support Obama.
"The USA Today/Gallup poll is consistent with the Rasmussen tracking poll, which also shows Obama ahead by just three percentage points -- again a statistical tie.
"The polls suggest that Obama's efforts to act like a president abroad -- even though he has yet to be elected -- may have backfired among American voters.
"In Berlin, Obama spoke to 200,000 cheering Germans. The Democratic candidate used the foreign platform to express the view that he was a 'fellow citizen of the world' and apologized for America's imperfections."
Obama's wife, Michelle, in her college senior thesis, announced that she put the Black Community "first and foremost."
That's not what America needs in a First Lady.
It seems that Obama put the world "first and foremost" instead of America.
That's not what America needs in a President.
As for Obama choosing Germany to apologize for America's imperfections, the mind boggles.
"Later, [Obama] decided not to visit wounded American soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southern Germany. When the Pentagon informed Obama's campaign that the hospital would be closed to the press and campaign staff -- only the senator and his official staff would be allowed in -- Obama decided to cancel the event.
"McCain has been quick to seize on Obama's ill-advised decision to cancel the humanitarian visit to the hospital.
"A McCain television commercial released on the Internet this past weekend chided Obama for his callous act.
"'And now, he made time to go to the gym, but canceled a visit with wounded troops,' the ad says. 'Seems the Pentagon wouldn’t allow him to bring cameras. John McCain is always there for our troops.'"
BIG MISTAKE by Team Obama.
BIG BOON for America (and McCain).
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
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