It seems that Barack Obama has picked the perfect theme for this campaign, “Change.”Â Â People are tired of the ways things are being done in Washington and want government to change those ways.Â Fortunately, for Obama, the media haven’t challenged him on how his policies will differ from the current modus operandi in our nation’s capital.
Indeed, as even one of Obama’s most fervent supporters has acknowledged, his convention speech was “more unabashedly, unashamedly liberal than any Democratic acceptance speech since the great era of American liberalism.”Â Echoing that supporter, one of readers observed “how quickly and eagerly Obama has assimilated with . . . the beltway establishment.”
Obama may talk of a “new kind of politics,” but he has become a creature of the old politics.Â He’s not offering us any new ideas, just the same old tired liberalism dressed us with fancy rhetoric and presented by a more dynamic personality than Democratic nominees past.
The Democrat has surged ahead in most polls not because of his ideas, but because he’s from the political party opposing the one in power–whom people blame for the crisis.Â If anything, Americans reject the statist rhetoric he would spouts.
So, it’s up to John McCain tonight to do what he did in New Mexico yesterday and make the case not only that he has done more to fix the problems which created the current financial crisis, but that he is better suited to manage it once he takes office next January.
McCain has heretofore lacked a coherent economic message.Â And yet he has the stronger argument, more in tune with what Americans want than that of his rival.Â Not just that, he also has a better understanding of the mortgage meltdown which led to the current crisis.Â Meanwhile, many MSM organs pretend McCain didn’t even address the economy in his New Mexico address.