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Mc CAIN'S VICE PRESIDENT

Postby jieh2008 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:15 pm

Sarah louise Heath Palin
Born: 11-Feb-1964
Birthplace: Sandpoint, ID
Gender: Female
Religion: Christian,Palin grew up attending nondenominational Bible churches

Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Alaska
Father: Chuck Heath
Mother: Sally Heath
Husband: Todd Palin (commercial fisherman)
Son: Track
Daughter: Bristol
Daughter: Willow
Daughter: Piper Indy
Son: Trig (b. Apr-2008, Down syndrome)
High School: Wasilla High School, Wasilla, AK (1982)
University: BA Journalism, University of Idaho (1987)
Governor of Alaska (2006-)
Mayor Wasilla, AK
City Council Wasilla, AK
National Rifle Association Lifetime Member
Rotary International Honorary Member
Salvation Army
Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
Beauty Contest Miss Wasilla 1984
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Postby Abou Jamra » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:16 pm

He would have had a better chance with condi rice than with this unexperienced unknown, whom he had only met once prior to yesterday.

Appointing her is like putting a monkey incharge of a space ship. i beleive she was forced down his throat by oil tycoons who are getting ready to start digging up alaska.

I said it before and i will say it again. The only person who could have saved the Republicans was Colin Powel.

If the Republicans are trying to lure Clintons female voters, i urge them to think again. It wont happen. Palin is no clinton and clintons supporters are die hard liberals. Other than being a female Palin has nothing incommon with them.

If the choice was McCains then this is an act of desperation by him, it shows his lack of confidence and at 72 can you blame him... somebody give that man a viagra and a pacemaker. He damn well knows all too well that he is going to lose by an electoral landslide.
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Postby jieh2008 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:44 pm

“Most critics will claim that this is just a strategic move by the McCain campaign to appeal to dissatisfied female voters that supported Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries. Sen. Barack Obama's support has plunged recently among white women. Many Hillary Clinton supporters accuse him -- I think unfairly -- of being sexist. Having Sarah Palin on the ticket could help (yes could help) Sen. McCain appeal to these disgruntled Democrats.
But is it any different than choosing a candidate to help you win a state or another demographic? This is politics after all”
But it's mostly because she's been an excellent governor, a strong fiscal conservative and a ferocious fighter of corruption, especially in her own party.
Shortly after becoming governor in 2006, she pushed new oil taxes through the Alaska Legislature, saying the taxes proposed by her predecessor, were too favorable to the oil companies. She was bucking Exxon Mobil, BP PLC and ConocoPhillips, which strongly opposed the legislation.
The new tax brought in an estimated $6 billion in the last budget year, bulging Alaska's treasury with an expected surplus of as much as $9 billion. This enabled Palin to push a second initiative — giving each Alaskan $1,200 to help them cope with high energy costs.
“Regardless of how the critics see it, I think Palin is a great choice. As Governor of Alaska, Palin will help McCain get the upper edge on offshore drilling as issues.
She pushed for more competition for the construction of a $26 billion pipeline to bring natural gas from the North Slope to the lower 48 states by favoring the TransCanada pipeline project, backed by independent companies over one proposed by big companies like BP and ConocoPhillips. She has tangled with Exxon Mobil and other oil companies over their reluctance to develop gas fields on state land. (She’s not in the pocket of Big Oil. She's fought them at every step)."
Palin also helps McCain as a pro-life female candidate that has a child with Down syndrome. (Children born alive during abortions (Obama opposed Illinois legislation that would protect them). (Children in the process of being born (Obama supports partial-birth abortion)
And another child enlisted in the military. Palin is ideologically sound with most small government, low tax Republicans that has been able to separate herself from the failed policies of the federal government by being at the state level. “She proved to be a reformer, fiscally responsible and formidable governor, and that is what Washington need.
Good luck McCain/Palin supporters.
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Postby Abou Jamra » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:54 pm

way to go Palin... she has been there for three days

1- She was Booed on stage by her own partisans after complimenting Hillary Clinton in an attempt to appeal to Clinton female voters. Somebody should tell her that female republicans hate the Clintons. email her jieh2008

2- her daughter who is 17 is 4 month pregnant. Does that really appeal to the traditional family values the Republicans boast about.

3- She has hired a lawyer to defend her in the investigation into firing a public safety commisioner. Lol because he didn't sack her ex brother in law.


God is a aouni democrat... Gustav was a message

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Postby jieh2008 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:02 am

'Barak Obama, sr .left Ann Dunham and their son (Barak) in 1963 to attend Harvard in Boston. Press reports claim Ann Dunham and Barak sr. were divorced around this time; however, no evidence has yet been presented to show they were ever married. Do you want to blame the children for their parent’s mistake, or do you want to judge the parent’s morality for their adults (17 years old) children mistakes.
One of the major question about Obama, of whom so little is known, is whether he is serious about challenging Washington (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, Hillary ,Joe Biden ,Reed , Pelosi, etc.. all are part of Washington that is hardly the favorite of most voters), or whether his election would simply bring on the regular wish list of liberal policies.(most voters don’t like).
Most democrats thought they had found good candidate to represent them, it is too bad that good one did not make it to Denver. And about the lawyer and pregnancy, the McCain campaign knew about the pregnancy and the lawyer before Gov. Palin was put on the ticket, so this is unlikely to become an issue; and if it does, it will probably have a positive impact rather than a negative one.
The governor of every state gets legal counsel and this attorney is part of a weeks-old effort to provide this governor defense in a series of outlandish politically motivated charges," so, the state of Alaska, not Palin, hired Anchorage attorney Thomas V. Van Flein to represent her in her capacity as governor, and that he has been working for several weeks (not the last three days). As for that booed ; it was sarcasm with smiles all over. Please get your facts straight before you submit it to the readers.
And your comment about Gustav, I remember the wahhaby made the same comment during Kathrina( that is shame) as if your are telling me that God had something to do to what happened to us in here in Jieh. And I will leave Aoun out of it . Good luck for what you believe in anyway".
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Postby Prince Cadmus II » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:49 am

Traditional Values meant people got pregnant before turning 20.

At least she knows she's fertile and won't have problems conceiving.
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Postby Abou Jamra » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:55 pm

Sick of these damn republicans talking about POW's and 9/11. he got shot down and became a POW, so did many many others. A war was going on, he was probably going to drop bombs on innocent women and children.

sick of them lying and bullshitting the america public. Leiberman done it yesterday and palin again today they know damn well nobody wants a republican so what do they say... "dont vote for the party.. vote for the man" we are not republicans or democrats.. we are american" Bitch please who you fooling? go look after your dysfunctional family stop carrying your daughter around like a poster child, your a bad mother and you will only get worse. Wait till your kids grow a little older and have matured before you run for public office.

تهر ي لسانك أبل ما تحكي عن باراك اوباما.

:lol: رَمضان مُبارَك
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Postby jieh2008 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:20 pm

“There is a lot to say about Sarah Palin’s performance , but perhaps the place to begin is with this observation: Boy did Democrats choose the wrong hockey mom to pick a fight with.
It’s always difficult to judge these things in real time, but my sense is that what happened in St Paul was a genuinely important political moment. It was important above all for Sarah Palin, who, under enormous pressure, delivered her speech flawlessly, with grace and style, in a way that was elegant, effective, and accessible. She is a supremely gifted political talent, both captivating and tough. And her conservatism seems organic rather than manufactured, real rather than being fake like Obama. After seeing her , you can understand why her approval rating in Alaska is at 80 percent. (What on earth is wrong with the other 20 percent and Abou Jamra.?)
Palin took crowd-delighting swipes at Obama and what she called the Washington elite. "Here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country," she said.
The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer," Palin said, a clear reference to Obama's time as a community organizer in Chicago.
PALIN: "There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state senate."
The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars“. I think McCAIN/PALIN have a big (shot) at winning specially if she brings with her a big gun, like her moose gun.” It is a rich irony, that Barack Obama should prance out of his faux Greek Temple in Denver only to run straight into Diana (I think the author meant Sarah) , the Huntress.
And just like the last guy who did that, he was torn to pieces.
As for Prince I’ll say "Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.”
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Postby Prince Cadmus II » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:51 pm

I'd like to see people STOP using vulgar language in this forum.

If you're so sure there are many reading this forum, then how about you children set an example to other children by using appropriate language, otherwise I will begin deleting whole messages instead of just sentences since I cannot be bothered searching your posts for rude words anymore.

STOP the rudeness please and show a bit of respect.
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Postby jieh2008 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:29 pm

thanks Prince, you are a true gentleman. "He who angers you, conquers you!"
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Postby Abou Jamra » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:43 pm

There is a lot to say about Sarah Palin’s performance , but perhaps the place to begin is with this observation: Boy did Democrats choose the wrong hockey mom to pick a fight with.


One well read speech full of misconceptions and lies and all the sudden she is GI jane?

It’s always difficult to judge these things in real time, but my sense is that what happened in St Paul was a genuinely important political moment. It was important above all for Sarah Palin, who, under enormous pressure, delivered her speech flawlessly, with grace and style, in a way that was elegant, effective, and accessible.


You want grace hear Ted kennedys speech again

Style: Barack obama

Elegant: Bill Clinton

Efective: Al Gore

Accessible: Hillary Clinton

What was so important and elegant about her speech? She didnt even write it herself, it was written by George Bush's speech writter. only difference is she is better reader.

She is a supremely gifted political talent, both captivating and tough. And her conservatism seems organic rather than manufactured, real rather than being fake like Obama.


How did you come to that conclusion dear friend?

After seeing her , you can understand why her approval rating in Alaska is at 80 percent. (What on earth is wrong with the other 20 percent and Abou Jamra.?)


Alaska the second least populated state in the US. It's like saying what's wrong with the world when JaaJaa has 80% public support in Bchare.

Palin took crowd-delighting swipes at Obama and what she called the Washington elite. "Here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country," she said.


Bush admin unilateral attitude and mentality. It takes little to amuse and "delight" the crowds in the US. Did she mention how she will serve the people? what will she serve? tea or coffee?

also sick of all this BS about cripling the washington establishment.. please. Wonder what Kissinger & Baker are thinking.. does she think its so easy to get rid of the neo cons in the capital. You asked me a similar questions Jieh2008? how will the republicans deal with their established political ruling elite? What change (borrowed from Obama campaign) do the Rep seek to bring? do people in the US actually believe their BS?


The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer," Palin said, a clear reference to Obama's time as a community organizer in Chicago.


Most people appreciate community service.. the republicans are so out of touch with the common man/women.. rather than glorifying his work as a public servant she is demeaning it. If you dont succeed at changing your community how do you expect to change and improve the world. Obama a constitutional lawyer is the voice of the voiceless. Obama is Hope for the hopeless.

Every Journey is a journey of discovery.

PALIN: "There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state senate."


Other than being named miss congeniality in the miss Alaska pageant what has she achieved? lets see she cut funding for programs assisting single teen mothers and she opposed sexual education programs at schools. these two mistakes have effected her on a personal level. her husband belonged to a political party that advocated for Alaska seceding from the union and professed hate for the United States. she fired the police chief when she was mayor because he did not support her campaign, concpired againt her ex brother in law to get him fired. Opposes abortion even in the case of rape. Like Bush who allegedly spoek to god she too beleive that the war in iraq is a "task from god". Her resume is a list of miss achievements.

obama might have writen two books now on his third she doesnt even have a diary entry.

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars“.


i have to research this to confirm if its true. I doubt it though

I think McCAIN/PALIN have a big (shot) at winning specially if she brings with her a big gun, like her moose gun.” It is a rich irony, that Barack Obama should prance out of his faux Greek Temple in Denver only to run straight into Diana (I think the author meant Sarah) , the Huntress.
And just like the last guy who did that, he was torn to pieces.


RIP Charles Heston and all trigger happy republicans.. you guys are on a bridge to nowhere.
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Postby jieh2008 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:23 am

the difference between McCain and Obama

Foreign policy:
John McCain would strengthen alliances, keep America safe, and enhance American prosperity by expanding trade.
Obama says he would meet unconditionally with the world’s worst dictators.
Iraq:
John McCain had the courage to call for a change in strategy that is now succeeding
Obama says he will retreat from Iraq no matter what the situation on the ground is, and no matter what advice he receives from military commanders.
Trade:
John McCain will lower barriers to trade. Ninety-five percent of the world's customers are outside of U.S borders and need to be at the table when the rules for access to those markets are written.
Caving to isolationist sentiment, Obama would reverse U.S path to lowering trade barriers to U.S. products. Obama opposes free trade agreements with Colombia and Korea, and would unilaterally renegotiate NAFTA.
Spending:
John McCain is committed to and has long fought for restoring fiscal discipline by eliminating wasteful government spending
Obama proposes to increase federal spending, further increasing the burden that Americans will pass along to their children and grandchildren.
Energy security:
John McCain will break from the past to lead a great national campaign to put America on a course for energy independence.
Obama voted for the same policies that created the problem
National security:
John McCain understands the threat posed to America by violent wahhabies extremists and has the judgment and experience necessary to lead his country to success in this struggle
Obama has consistently shown poor judgment about the nature of the terrorist threat and the policies needed to keep America safe.
Taxes:
John McCain is committed to keeping taxes low, as well as making the tax code fairer and flatter.
Obama proposes to raise taxes on millions of Americans and small businesses.
Judiciary:
John McCain will look for accomplished men and women with a proven record of excellence in the law and a proven commitment to judicial restraint
Obama would nominate judges that would continue the judicial activism that has characterized the federal bench for years. This is why he opposed Roberts and Alito.
Health care:
John McCain will make health care more available, affordable and responsive to patients.
Senator Obama thinks we can improve health care by driving Americans into a new system of government orders, regulations and mandates.
Reforming Washington:
Only John McCain has a record of working to end Washington's stagnant, unproductive partisanship.
The American people have not seen Obama forsake partisanship for progress.
A change election:
John McCain will initiate far-reaching reforms in almost every area of government policy recognizing that many of government's policies and institutions have failed.
Obama is looking to the past for solutions that have failed before and will fail again. In his short-time in office, Obama has accumulated the most liberal voting record in the Senate. And the only change he is looking for is the change in your pocket.

And for that bridge:
Using the Washington Post US Congress Votes Database about
The Bridge to Nowhere
“Though Gov. Palin originally supported the earmark spending on the Ketchikan bridge (to nowhere), she eventually killed the project, chosing to spend Federal money on other infrasturcture programs.
However, Sen. Biden……and Sen. Obama ……YES BIDEN AND OBAMA voted for funding the Bridge (to go nowhere), even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief in Louisiana.
Sen. McCain is on record as opposing the Ketchikan bridge earmark.”

love to all and good luck.
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Postby Abou Jamra » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:11 pm

In short... more of the same.

I wasn't reffering to the Ketchikan bridge, although i had heard about. Didn't Palin also support the bridge only then to oppose it?

Lets tackle and debate two issue at a time.

Foreign policy and Iraq been first.

You say "John McCain would strengthen alliances, keep America safe, and enhance American prosperity by expanding trade."

Strengthen alliances? isn't that done multilateraly? something which Barak proposes... How do you seek to strengthen them? economic terrorism? forcing them into an alliance? lets face it world opinion is not totaly favorable towards the US especially if the republicans remain in power. Your (REP) alliance or pledge of allegiance isn't that credible. Lets use Leb as an example. Bush admin has traded with alliances like stockbrokers do on wall street buy and sell as it suits them.

Keep America safe? oh and Obama wants it unsafe? how will McCain do so. This is a BS issue, it just give pretext and used as an excuse for pre emtive strikes. The Iraq war was launched to keep america safe.

expanding trade? Yes by sending american jobs to Asia and devaluating the US dollar to increase exports.

You say "Obama would meet unconditionally with the world’s worst dictators"

The guy is a realist as JFK said "let us never fear to negotiatiate but never let us negotiate out of fear" and that is exactly what the present US admin is doing. Maybe not on an official level but it sure as hell is negotiating with dictators and war lords.

Iraq

You say John McCain had the courage to call for a change in strategy that is now succeeding.

The surge was successfull due to a combination of factors some which more important than the surge. Bob woodward and thomas freidman (great author one must read from beirut to jerusalem) called it the sunni awakening and a rejection of al qaeda. But what price was paid for Moqtada al-Sadr. Surelly a trade somewhere. hence my earlier statement regarding US allies and stockbrokers.

If Mccain was right about last year then surelly Obama was right about the last 6 years. this war should not have happened.

Obama says he will retreat from Iraq no matter what the situation on the ground is, and no matter what advice he receives from military commanders.

wrong... he did say will work on a time table but he will begin withdrawel immediatly. Surprisingly the Bush admin has taken on the Obama plan, withdrawing trops from Iraq and sending them to afganistan.

Look if the plan was successfull then why do you still have the same amount of troops in Iraq as you did prior to the surge?
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Postby jieh2008 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:04 pm

THIS IS MIGHT HELP SOME READERS.

BY FOUAD AJAMI
September 10, 2008;

The candidacy of Barack Obama seems to have lost some of its luster of late, and I suspect this has something to do with large questions many Americans still harbor about his view of the dangerous world around us. Those questions were not stilled by the choice of Joe Biden as his running mate.
To be sure, the Delaware senator is a man of unfailing decency and deep legislative experience; and his foreign policy preferences are reflective of the liberal internationalist outlook that once prevailed in the Democratic Party. To his honor and good name, Sen. Biden took a leading role in pushing for the use of American military power in the Balkans when the Muslims of Bosnia were faced with grave dangers a dozen years ago. Patriotism does not embarrass this man in the way it does so many in the liberal elite. But as Bob Woodward is the latest to remind us, it is presidents, not their understudies, who shape the destiny of nations.
So the Obama candidacy must be judged on its own merits, and it can be reckoned as the sharpest break yet with the national consensus over American foreign policy after World War II. This is not only a matter of Sen. Obama's own sensibility; the break with the consensus over American exceptionalism and America's claims and burdens abroad is the choice of the activists and elites of the Democratic Party who propelled Mr. Obama's rise.
Though the staging in Denver was the obligatory attempt to present the Obama Democrats as men and women of the political center, the Illinois senator and his devotees are disaffected with American power. In their view, we can make our way in the world without the encumbrance of "hard" power. We would offer other nations apologies for the way we carried ourselves in the aftermath of 9/11, and the foreign world would be glad for a reprieve from the time of American certitude.
The starkness of the choice now before the country is fully understood when compared to that other allegedly seminal election of 1960. But the legend of Camelot and of the New Frontier exaggerates the differences between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. A bare difference of four years separated the two men (Nixon had been born in 1913, Kennedy in 1917). Both men had seen service in the Navy in World War II. Both were avowed Cold Warriors. After all, Kennedy had campaigned on the missile gap -- in other words the challenger had promised a tougher stance against the Soviet Union. (Never mind the irony: There was a missile gap; the U.S. had 2,000 missiles, the Soviet Union a mere 67.)
The national consensus on America's role abroad, and on the great threats facing it, was firmly implanted. No great cultural gaps had opened in it, arugula was not on the menu, and the elites partook of the dominant culture of the land; the universities were then at one with the dominant national ethos. The "disuniting of America" was years away. American liberalism was still unabashedly tethered to American nationalism.
We are at a great remove from that time and place. Globalization worked its way through the land, postmodernism took hold of the country's intellectual life. The belief in America's "differentness" began to give way, and American liberalism set itself free from the call of nationalism. American identity itself began to mutate.
The celebrated political scientist Samuel Huntington, in "Who Are We?," a controversial book that took up this delicate question of American identity, put forth three big conceptions of America: national, imperial and cosmopolitan. In the first, America remains America. In the second, America remakes the world. In the third, the world remakes America. Back and forth, America oscillated between the nationalist and imperial callings. The standoff between these two ideas now yields to the strength and the claims of cosmopolitanism. It is out of this new conception of America that the Obama phenomenon emerges.
The "aloofness" of Mr. Obama that has become part of the commentary about him is born of this cultural matrix. Mr. Obama did not misspeak when he described union households and poorer Americans as people clinging to their guns and religion; he was overheard sharing these thoughts with a like-minded audience in San Francisco.
Nor was it an accident that, in a speech at Wesleyan University, he spoke of public service but excluded service in the military. The military does not figure prominently in his world and that of his peers. In his acceptance speech at the Democratic Party convention, as was the case on the campaign trail, he spoke of his maternal grandfather's service in Patton's army. But that experience had not been part of his own upbringing.
When we elect a president, we elect a commander in chief. This remains an imperial republic with military obligations and a military calling. That is why Eisenhower overwhelmed Stevenson, Reagan's swagger swept Carter out of office, Bush senior defeated Dukakis, etc.
The exception was Bill Clinton, with his twin victories over two veterans of World War II. We had taken a holiday from history -- but 9/11 awakened us to history's complications. Is it any wonder that Hillary Clinton feigned the posture of a muscular American warrior, and carried the working class with her?
The warrior's garb sits uneasily on Barack Obama's shoulders: Mr. Obama seeks to reassure Americans that he and his supporters are heirs of Roosevelt and Kennedy; that he, too, could order soldiers to war, stand up to autocracies and rogue regimes. But the widespread skepticism about his ability to do so is warranted.
The crowds in Berlin and Paris that took to him knew their man. He had once presented his willingness to negotiate with Iran as the mark of his diplomacy, the break with the Bush years and the Bush style. But he stepped back from that pledge, and in a blatant echo of President Bush's mantra on Iran, he was to say that "no options would be off the table" when dealing with Iran. The change came on a visit to Israel, the conversion transparent and not particularly convincing.
Mr. Obama truly believes that he can offer the world beyond America's shores his biography, his sympathies with strangers. In the great debate over anti-Americanism and its sources, the two candidates couldn't be more different. Mr. Obama proceeds from the notion of American guilt: We called up the furies, he believes. Our war on terror and our war in Iraq triggered more animus. He proposes to repair for that, and offers himself (again, the biography) as a bridge to the world.
Mr. McCain, well, he's not particularly articulate on this question. But he shares the widespread attitude of broad swaths of the country that are not consumed with worries about America's standing in foreign lands. Mr. McCain is not eager to be loved by foreigners. In November, the country will have a choice between a Republican candidate forged in the verities of the 1950s, and a Democratic rival who walks out of the 1990s.
For Mr. McCain, the race seems a matter of duty and obligation. He is a man taking up this quest after a life of military and public service, the presidency as a capstone of a long career. Mr. McCain could speak with more nuance about the great issues upon us. When it comes to the Islamic world, for example, it's not enough merely to evoke the threat of radical Islamism as the pre-eminent security challenge of our time. But his approach and demeanor have proven their electoral appeal before.
For Mr. Obama, the race is about the claims of modernism. There is "cool," and the confidence of the meritocracy in him. The Obama way is glib: It glides over the world without really taking it in. It has to it that fluency with political and economic matters that can be acquired in a hurry, an impatience with great moral and political complications. The lightning overseas trip, the quick briefing, and above all a breezy knowingness. Mr. Obama's way is the way of his peers among the liberal, professional elite.
Once every four years, ordinary Americans go out and choose the standard-bearer of their nationalism. Liberalism has run away with elite culture. Nationalism may be out of fashion in Silicon Valley. But the state -- and its citadel, the presidency -- is an altogether different calling.

Mr. Ajami is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. He is also an adjunct research fellow of the Hoover Institution.
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Postby jieh2008 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:29 am

About jamra said:
“Alaska the second least populated state in the US. It's like saying what's wrong with the world when JaaJaa has 80% public support in Bchare.”

Really, I did not see the comparison here, anyway here some facts about Delaware and Alaska .
Biden (Obama’s vice president) is from Delaware. Population Estimate - 783,600; 2 senators, and (3 electoral votes = 3 nouwabs).
Sarah Palin (McCain’s vice president) is from Alaska estimate population- 670,053.
Alaska has 2 senators and (3 Electoral Votes = 3 nouwabs).
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