Obama - Not Ready...
Seems to me that this video shows that a lot of Democrats don't/didn't believe Senator Obama is/was ready to run for President.
“McCain has never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002.”
Clinton spokesman, Howard Wolfson
“Senator Obama is a fabulous orator, but we need more than words. We don’t need someone who says one thing and does another, somebody who talks a good game but doesn’t have the courage of their convictions. And on issue after issue, Senator Obama says one thing and does another.”
“Obama’s gyrations on Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran are not the actions of one imbued with superior intuitive judgment, but rather the machinations of a political opportunist looking to avoid having his fingerprints on any issue that might be controversial, and require real judgment, while preserving his freedom to bludgeon his adversary for actually taking positions as elected office demands. It is hard to discern whether Senator Obama is a man of principle, but it is clear that he is not a man of substance. And that judgment, based on his hollow record, is inescapable.”
“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”
Democratic Rep. Dan Boren from right here in Oklahoma
Democratic Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma said Tuesday Barack Obama is “the most liberal senator” in Congress and he has no intention of endorsing him for the White House.…Boren, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma’s congressional delegate, said that while Obama has talked about working with Republicans, “unfortunately, his record does not reflect working in a bipartisan fashion.”…“Our nominee is not my first choice.”
Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
“Sen. Obama says he’s going to fight for his positions. In order to do that you actually have to have a position.”
Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH)
Obama “avoided taking stands on tough issues” like gun control, abortion rights and taxes.
Even his own running mate, Joe Biden, has admitted that he didn't believe in Obama.
"I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training."
More importantly did you catch that last clip?
Senator Obama, himself, said:
“You know, I am a believer in...in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job. Uh, and I think that...if I were seriously to consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate. Now there may be some people who are comfortable doing that, but I am not one of those people.”
Well, guess he is "one of those people" after all.
At least he still has support from his friends...like his convicted fundraiser buddy, Tony Rezko, close friend and family preacher Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, his Pentagon-bombing colleague and supporter William “Kill all the rich people” Ayers, friend and PLO fundraiser, Rashid Khalidi and supporters in seven states nobody else knows exist.