It’s getting nasty out there. John McCain is using Barack Obama’s rock star status against him.
Although Mr. Obama has been under an intense public spotlight for the last year, he is still relatively new on the national scene, and polls indicate that for all the enthusiasm he has generated among his supporters, many voters still have questions about him, providing Republicans an opening to shape his image in critical groups like white working-class voters between now and Election Day.
Barack Obama has long been his party's presumptive nominee. Now he's becoming its presumptuous nominee…
As he marches toward Inauguration Day (Election Day is but a milestone on that path), Obama's biggest challenger may not be Republican John McCain but rather his own hubris.
Obama is also catching flak for rapper Ludacris’ newly released song, “Politics (Obama is Here),” on which he calls Hillary Clinton “irrelevant” and the b-word.
In an email, WomenCount wrote:
It is another example of hateful, sexist language being used on the campaign trail, and now is our moment to make it clear: not on our watch! The leadership of both parties must step up to condemn such hateful speech and demand apologies. The Obama campaign has criticized the lyrics, but we call on the presumptive party nominee, who is the celebrated subject of the new song, to go even further: It is not enough to condemn the song, we are calling on our presumptive Democratic Nominee to call on the artist and the label to pull the song and make a public apology. Now.
Luda, the bus is here.