Seems he will be on the winning side.
THERE comesвЂ‚a moment in every contest when you instinctively know, whoever you may have started out backing, that it is over. So it must seem with the American presidential contest.
As of this weekend it would take something close to a miracle for John McCain to snatch it back. I believe there were two tipping points, both in the past few days.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but one image alone must have destroyed Senator McCain. Coming off the podium after Barack Obama had convincingly won theвЂ‚LongвЂ‚Island debate, the younger man strode confidently and upright in the lead.
Behind him the oldster from Arizona was bent almost double, his tongue halfway down his shirt.
It was explained he had almost mistaken the exit door and, seeking to recover, made an unfortunate grimace.
But the image was of a frail old thing hardly in control of his marbles. Sandy, the CO of this farm, said it reminded her of the image of Homo erectus trailed by the missing link in the development of our species. In minutes that picture went round the world.
Tipping point two was the passionate endorsement of Obama (Democrat) by former (Republican) Secretary of State Colin Powell.
What counted was not the career or high office of that man but the respect in which he is held. Powell started out as a simple black soldier in what was then a white manвЂ™s army. He rose to a commission, then onwards to a four-star general.
He saw combat in Vietnam, his medals are not pasteboard.
As Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff he headed the military machine during the first Gulf War вЂ“ a calm, rational foil to the explosive in-theatre commander Norman Schwarzkopf.
Eight years later, out of uniform, his reputation was still such that he was urged to stand for the 2000 presidency. Either party would have adopted him. It was his wife Alma who begged for the quieter life and he conceded to her.
But in 2001 he felt able to agree to become George BushвЂ™s Secretary of State. Two years later came his moment of humiliation.
Impelled by the unlovely duo of Cheney and Rumsfeld, Bush was determined to invade Iraq. Excuses had to be found. When history comes to be written, that invasion will surely rate as the biggest Anglo-American debacle of all time; it has already lasted as long as the Second World War. It was accomplished by two deeply dense and, in our case, lying heads of government.
Powell was persuaded to stand up at the United Nations with a vial of baking soda, claim it was anthrax and tell the world Iraq was full of it.
It was supposed to be his вЂњAdlai StevensonвЂќ moment, recalling the day in 1962 when the US AmbassВador to the UN showed the world the U-2 photographs of the Soviet missilesвЂ‚inвЂ‚CubaвЂ‚andвЂ‚proved Khrushchev was lying through
Weeks later we all knew there was not a grain of anthrax in Iraq. The weapons-of-mass-destruction scare had been a hoax and millions had fallen for it, including Colin Powell вЂ“ a thoroughly honourable man.
Only a soldierвЂ™s loyalty to his Commander- in-Chief prevented him resigning on the spot. At the 2004 election he walked away into private life.
Now he has spoken and his endorsement of Obama, the DemoВcВratic candidate, coming from one of the few untarnished stars of the Republican side, will surely clinch it.
It would take an earthquake to shift things now. The only chance is that there are enough covert racist voters who, in the privacy of the poll booth, will refuse to back a black man.
Should that happen the image of the US as the land of the free and the home of the brave would be a mere memory.
Source. Fred Forsythe world acclaimed author
You are entitled to copy and paste and spam all the nonsense the mainstream media is puking out there, everyone knows they are trying very hard to elect Obama. I am very happy you and Eurotrash like you are not the people voting next Tuesday. The half-breed SOB might still win, more's the pity! But not if I have any say in the matter. Unlike you, I will vote and I will vote against Obamba.
And on Wednesday morning, you will feel like the loser that you are...
McPain and Ailin are through, the Pope has a better chance of becoming a Rabbi, than they do of winning the elections bro...
The writing is on the wall...
GO GO GO MCPAIN AND AILIN GO GO GO FAR FAR AWAY !
I am so Flawed, At least all the Eurotrash can appreciate and know the truth when they see it, as for voting against Obama, if all your half baked rants on this Forum are anything to go by, I thought you where going to assassinate him. They say that empty vessels make the most noise, judging by your empty head I,d say thats true. Tonight there is a vacancy in Argentina for a national team coach. How about having your teeth out and some seats put in your big mouth. That should do nicely.
Idiots. He who laughs last laughs best. Obamba will lose. If he wins, you guys are right to laugh at the US. Americans are the dumbest people on earth. You can laugh at the US for the next 4 years, or until Obamba gets assassinated by Mossad. If he manages to finish his first term, he will not get re-elected.
"If he manages to finish his first term, he will not get re-elected."
Hmmm, do I detect a defeatist attitude ???
A statement such as this indicates that this election is over , and you are now looking forward to 2012...
MCPAIN AND AILIN IN 2012 - - - YEAH BABY !!!
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