Another Endorsement Obama Can Do Without
And as you'd expect from Moore, it's a rock-solid, both-feet-on-the-ground endorsement:
There are those who say Obama isn't ready, or he's voted wrong on this or that. But that's looking at the trees and not the forest. What we are witnessing is not just a candidate but a profound, massive public movement for change. My endorsement is more for Obama The Movement than it is for Obama the candidate.As I recall, Hillary voted wrong in the Dem's eyes on this or that -- oh, the Iraq war for example -- and she's not forgiven for that because she's just some chick, not a massive public movement.
That is not to take anything away from this exceptional man. But what's going on is bigger than him at this point, and that's a good thing for the country. Because, when he wins in November, that Obama Movement is going to have to stay alert and active.As I read that, a song popped into my head:
This is the dawning of the age of AquariusWe all know how well that went. But being a Dem is never having to say you're a fan of history.
The age of Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind's true liberation
High on hamburger, Moore thinks the Obama movement, representing at best one-third of America, will sweep their man into office and on their one-third power alone, the grip of corporate America on DC will disappear in a wisp of sulfurous smoke to be replaced by a Chavez-esque people's paradise.
The only thing that stands in the way, of course, is
But the question I keep hearing is... 'can he win? Can he win in November?' In the distance we hear the siren of the death train called the Straight Talk Express. We know it's possible to hear the words "President McCain" on January 20th. We know there are still many Americans who will never vote for a black man. Hillary knows it, too. She's counting on it.Sure, there are some Americans who will never vote for a black man. I don't know any personally, but I've heard they're out there. I do know lots of Americans who won't vote for a man who's ego is bigger than his experience, who is a Socialist in moderate clothing, and who doesn't have the good sense to leave a church where the pulpit is occupied by a bigot stoking the fires of stupidity.
I stole that last phrase from Moore, who applied it to Hillary for even bringing up the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Moore's endorsement is as much a condemnation of Hillary for the sin of talking about race as it is a hero-worship of the man who, post-Wright, decided he wanted to open a dialog on race.
So, tomorrow voters in Pennsylvania will go to the polls knowing one of the craziest Dems of all thinks Obama is the right choice and Hillary should be damned to Dem Hell for verbalizing what a lot of people think about the Obama-Wright relationship. Moore's brand of corporation hatred may play well in some blue collar strongholds, but in the process he's managed to remind these same voters of Wright, Farrakahn and Hamas, three names that won't play in PA.
So thanks, Michael. Job well done.