The Affirmative Action Candidate

John McCain is once again against racial preferences.

Barack Obama plays the race card yet again, “jokingly” complaining that he is “too black.” This is analogous to if John McCain would complaining that he is “too heroic” — it is obvious, cheesy, and an attempt to short-circuit debate.

I am against race-based campaigns or race-based administration, so Barack Obama’s race-baiting (and John McCain’s attempt to move the country beyond race) makes the decision in 2008 even clearer for me.

John McCain already had my vote for his find stand on positions such as immigration, free trade, Iraq, and abortion. The weekend’s news made it clear that John McCain is right on race, too.

Barack Obama, meanwhile, is the Affirmative Action candidate. Too bad.

Obama as an inexperienced Commander

Nice put-down of Barack Obama from General Petreaus. I’m not really a fan of the military speaking out on political decisions (I bit my lip during the Fox Fallon affair, for instance), but if CENTCOM CinCs are going to talk to the media about it, there’s no reason that only Obama voters should have the right.

The Weekly Standard
Gen. Petraeus doesn’t think it’s time to declare victory…

I remember some hopeful Obama supporters back in the day, excited because Obama secretly really like Petraeus, respected the man, and would support what it takes to win.

That was a foolish belief. Obama would rather lose a war than lose an election. He has already declared Mission Accomplished. He’s proud of his “animated” meeting with Petraeus, and wasn’t ashamed of his disgraceful and lazy treatment of the General on 9/11/07.

I am happy that the General is now fighting back, though if Obama wins, this may cost him his job.