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October 18, 2008

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Caroline

Charlie,

I agree with you. I was actually looking at Huckabee and then I kept my eyes on him after he dropped out.

My problem with him is the statement he made at the RNC Convention about the school teachers and "how the desks were earned." If that wasn't a slap in the face to all of those who are not in the military, I don't know what is.

He forgot to mention that for blacks school desks were earned by Medgar Evars, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc.

For women, the right to vote was earned by Susan B. Anthony and her crusade.

You get my point. If my radar was up on him before, it went down when I heard his speech.

Charlie

The sad thing about these commercials is, this is what wins elections. Even though I sense a rising tide, and a real tipping point in American history, it is arguable that if Obama hadn't raised more money, McCain would be in the lead. Those of us who chose candidates on principle had our short lists last January. (Mine were Edwards, Obama and Huckabee, but I soured on Huckabee after he went and begged a few million from Ken Copeland; that was a deal with the devil.) The people who really decide elections, who haven't made up their minds, get swayed with every new commercial they see, even if they regret it three days after the election. Obama's commercials are generally more thoughtful than McCain's, but details on program don't sway the undecided. Short sound bytes ABOUT "where's the beef?" do, but not the details themselves.

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