What a difference a few days makes. Obama preached “change” (and people swooned) during the primary, and then does a flip-flop after securing the nomination and gets old Washington insiders to add to his staff. It’s just standard peer group shift.
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama named a three-person team including Caroline Kennedy to lead his search for a running mate Wednesday while expressing confidence that the Democratic Party would soon unify after a bruising battle for the presidential nomination.
Campaign officials said Kennedy, who is the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, as well as former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and longtime Washington insider Jim Johnson have already begun compiling information on potential running mates. They disclosed no names.
Holder is a former federal prosecutor and District of Columbia Superior Court judge who held the No. 2 job at the Justice Department under President Clinton.
Johnson is widely known among Democrats for having helped previous candidates, including John Kerry four years ago, sift through vice presidential possibilities. He is a former chief executive officer for the mortgage lender Fannie Mae.
A Kennedy, Clinton staffer, and John Kerry member. Some change — Obama is just more of the same old uber-left politics, wrapped in “change” rhetoric (and no experience).
Of course, you should remember Mr. Holder from the Clinton Administration:
On his first day as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama has made his first clear, serious mistake: He named Eric Holder as one of three people charged with vice-presidential vetting.
As deputy attorney general, Holder was the key person who made the pardon of Marc Rich possible in the final hours of the Clinton presidency …
The primary is over, so here comes the peer-group shift and flip-flops. Be prepared. He’s already flipped on Iran — when he needed to appeal to the far-left, he had quite a different tone than today.
FLIP (far-left strategy for the primary):
During a debate last summer, he said he would be willing to meet with Iranian leaders and other American adversaries “without preconditions” during the first year of his presidency.
FLOP (general election strategy completely opposite from the primary strategy):
[A]s president of the United States, I would be willing to lead tough and principled diplomacy with the appropriate Iranian leaders at a time and place of my choosing if and only if it can advance the interest of the United States. That is my position. I want to be absolutely clear.”
We’re absolutely clear — it’s quite different than what he said earlier as the flip-flops begin for political expediency.
In other news, Obama was selected, not elected. For all the complaining the far-left did about Bush-Gore and the popular vote, Obama didn’t get a majority of the vote, and (depending on how you count MI/FL) didn’t even win the popular vote. But now that their guy won, the far-left isn’t saying a peep about the popular vote (which Hillary won).
For her part, at least Hillary is consistent with the position Democrats laid out in Bush/Gore claiming the popular vote is what matters (see the HBO movie “Recount” for the far-left perspective), and elections should be decided on that (she’s wrong now, just as the far-left was in Bush/Gore when they used the argument, but give her credit for being consistent, something her pals on the far-left aren’t as they seek to change the rules to suit their desired outcome).
Another uber-left flip-flop — we guess that’s the change they’re referring to — the popular vote was critical in Bush/Gore, but irrelevant to Obama/Hillary. Sigh. All this shifting ideas makes our head hurt — whatever happened to following the rules? Oh yeah … CHANGE.
Obama’s “change” was nothing but political maneuvering to garner votes (and cover a lack of experience) — and it worked as the change theme was a major issue in the campaign (but then, we’re still waiting for what change means, but as long as people swoon, why bother with details?); people swooning over change is as bad as giving your computer password for a piece of chocolate.
If you believe Obama is “change”, we’ve got a bridge for sale; he’s the same old recycled uber-left candidate with the same old far-left views. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Nothing to see here, move along.