Friday, August 1, 2008


This week, John McCain launched his latest campaign add. The premise of the add was to question the legitimacy of Barack Obama's seemingly un-checked rise to celebrity status. While comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, the add ends by asking if Obama is ready to lead. In any other election season, I would probably dismiss this add as just another tactic designed to distract voters. But let's face it, this is not just "any other election season".

This season, we have a candidate with no definable experience what-so-ever attempting to be elected the leader of the free world. Don't get me wrong, 143 days worth of experience at McDonald's would probably qualify you to be an assistant manager...well, maybe not. 143 days of experience behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler would qualify you to run a trucking company...well, maybe not. As a matter of fact, I have beer in my fridge that's been there for more than 143 days. Does the fact that during his lengthy 143 day Senate career Obama most often voted "present" rather than "yes" or "no" warrant such rock star treatment?

Perhaps I'm being a little hard on B.O. After all, he was a "community organizer" earlier in his life. Now, could someone tell me exactly what a "community organizer" is?

The point is, like Hilton and Spears, Barack Obama is famous and no one can tell you why. Like Hilton and Spears, he looks good but has no real talent and no marketable skills. Like Hilton and Spears, B.O. is popular because the media tells you he's popular...not because of a long list of accomplishments. Like Hilton and Spears, whenever Obama strays from a pre-written script and tries to speak on his own, what comes out of his mouth is nothing less than naive, and he's not questioned about it. Like Hilton and Spears, Obama has legions of fans who couldn't care less that he has no identifiable substance, so long as he keeps making them feel good. Like Hilton and Spears, Obama has become a distraction from those who actually have talent and paid their dues through years of hard work and sacrifice.

So far as I can see, the only real difference between Obama and the other two is a mini-skirt.