Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama Loses Chris Matthews?

Kudos to Suitably Flip, who says, "Who is this anchor and in whose basement is he keeping Chris Matthews?"

But in all seriousness, when Obama loses (if only momentarily) Chris "I felt this thrill going up my leg" Matthews, maybe things are really starting to turn around for Senator McCain.

Memo to poor Governor Paterson from New York: what you were trying to think of was the Lugar-Obama legislation, a pretty slam-dunk piece that Senator Lugar largely updated from the old Nunn-Lugar legislation of the 1990s. In other words, even in this sole bipartisan accomplishment in Senator Obama's 3 years, 9 months in the U.S. Senate to date, his input was basically minimal.

ADDED: Since it is often stated that Senator Obama spent very little time indeed in the U.S. Senate before running for President, I decided to check on the precise dates involved. He spent just shy of 2 years, 4 months in the Senate before running for President, and if elected on November 4, 2008 to the Presidency it will only be 3 years, 10 months precisely since he was sworn in as a U.S. Senator.

Obama was sworn into the U.S. Senate on January 4, 2005

On May 2, 2007, Senator Obama declared he was entering into the Presidential race.

Adding it all up, that's 28 months as a full-time U.S. Senator, followed by 18 months as a full-time Presidential candidate. But of course he's qualified! Why would anyone have any doubt?

By contrast, the evil George W. Bush waited a full four years as Texas Governor from 1994-1998 before declaring his intent to run for President. It worked out so well the first time -- let's go for Obama and even less experience than the current President had!

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