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By Robert Rapier on Jul 12, 2011 with 43 responses

Barack Obama: A Mediocre President

In 2008, I believed all year long that Barack Obama would win the presidency. Even when Hillary Clinton was still the favorite to win the nomination, I thought Obama’s charisma would ultimately win him the Democratic nomination, and then the presidency. The night before the election I wrote that I thought he would capture more than 300 electoral votes (he got 356) and would beat McCain by more than 100 electoral vote (the margin of victory was 192 electoral votes). On the night of the election, I wrote a post congratulating him. I was happy to see him elected. But in the same post I also predicted that he would disappoint many. There is no question that Obama inherited a… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Nov 5, 2008 with no responses

Is This Piling On?

Palin for President in 2012? I think not. Per Fox News, Sarah Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent, nor did she know that NAFTA was comprised of the U.S., Mexico, and her neighbor Canada. Fox sat on the story until the day after the election: This came from the McCain campaign, so it could be sour grapes. But if true, it also speaks to McCain’s vetting process and his judgment.

By Robert Rapier on Oct 11, 2008 with no responses

McCain Losing It

I have held my tongue this week, but the McCain/Palin tactics are starting to really disgust me. I have been scratching my head and asking myself what has happened to this man. I once admired him. I wanted to see him beat Bush in 2000. Now I wonder if it’s just that my views have changed so much, or whether he was ever the person I thought he was. (For a real hatchet-job that says he was never the man I thought he was, see the new Rolling Stone article: John McCain, Make-Believe Maverick ). Christopher Buckley, the son of the late William F. Buckley, says McCain has changed: A Buckley endorses Obama Buckley, who praised McCain in a New… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Sep 30, 2008 with no responses

Revisiting Palin

On Sarah Palin as McCain’s choice for VP, I came out immediately and said that it was a mistake. I wrote in part: Count me among those stunned by McCain’s pick for his VP candidate. It neutralizes the strongest argument he had against Obama: Not enough experience. Never again can he utter these words. Further, I can’t comprehend her as president (and with McCain’s age, I think we would have a fair chance of seeing that happen). I think the job is over her head, and I have witnessed the carnage several times when people step into a job over their heads. Imagine letting a first year medical school student do your heart transplant, and you start to get the… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Aug 29, 2008 with no responses

Palin a Friend of Big Oil?

Count me among those stunned by McCain’s pick for his VP candidate. It neutralizes the strongest argument he had against Obama: Not enough experience. Never again can he utter these words. Further, I can’t comprehend her as president (and with McCain’s age, I think we would have a fair chance of seeing that happen). I think the job is over her head, and I have witnessed the carnage several times when people step into a job over their heads. Imagine letting a first year medical school student do your heart transplant, and you start to get the picture. I have also heard several people today refer to her as a friend of Big Oil. Ha! She has been called the… Continue»