Top 5 Reasons McCain Beat Obama in Last Debate
PHOTO: McCain Made Key Points Against Obama
I was honored to attend the third and final Presidential debate at Hofstra University and wrote this blog on site.
Top 5 Reasons McCain Beat Obama from the Reputation Doctor:
1. Joe the Plumber!
McCain finally understood that personal stories work. Joe the Plumber trumps Joe Six Pack! Everyone can relate to Joe the Plumber and everyone wants him to do well as a small business owner. McCain tied Obama’s economic program to increasing Joe the Plumber’s taxes and sharing his wealth and Obama labeling him a rich man as a plumber grossing $250,000. It helped McCain and it is a personal story we all will remember. A big point for McCain and it made Joe the Plumber a new star.… Read the rest
Clintons Will Continue to Hurt Obama and His Reputation
According to A.P., former President Bill Clinton’s mythic political skills face a major test when he takes the rostrum at the Democratic convention tonight, looking past his disappointment — some say anger — to speak in support of Barack Obama, the man who ended Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House.
Hillary Clinton passed the same test last night with a soaring rhetorical paean to her own historic run to be America’s first woman commander in chief and a convincing call for her still-angry backers to unify behind Obama, whose victory would make him the first black U.S. president.… Read the rest
Hillary Clinton Just Gave McCain the Presidency
She was the First Lady, but, in my opinion, she won’t be the first lady president. But this is more than political analysis. This column is about reputation analysis. To be direct, Hillary Clinton has an ego problem! She believes she has earned the opportunity to be president. Hillary believes she is ENTITLED to be president now! Like a spoiled child high on sugar and filled with too much self-love from an out-of-touch parent (Bill’s role), Hillary needs to come down to earth. She can’t win and in my opinion, she gave the presidency to Senator John McCain by staying in the race this long. She’s raised the issue of race inappropriately at least a few times in her campaign. In fact, some in New York are calling her the “white” Al Sharpton for her race baiting techniques to gain more white voters.… Read the rest
The Obama Mojo
About six weeks ago, I posted a blog stating I didn’t think enough white voters in America would vote for a black man for President of the United States of America and leader of the free world. Although Senator Barack Obama has done surprisingly well, including in states made up of majority white voters, he is still facing a major battle from Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. It appears super delegates will eventually decide who will be the Democratic nominee as Clinton and Obama continue to duke it out. However, if Obama wins the Democratic nomination, he must still face Senator John McCain, who has already become the Republican nominee. Remember, the general election is where the real race for President begins!… Read the rest
Whites Won’t Really Vote For Obama!
According to CNN, four decades after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death — and just weeks after Barack Obama’s win in the Iowa caucus — a CNN poll finds more Americans than ever before believe the country is ready for a black president. Seventy-two percent of white Americans and 61 percent of black Americans surveyed in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Monday say the nation is ready for a black commander in chief.
That number is higher than it was two years ago, when 65 percent of whites and 54 percent of blacks felt the same way. It’s also higher than the proportion of either men or women — 64 percent and 65 percent, respectively — who currently believe the nation is ready for a woman in the White House.… Read the rest