MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Why “Obama-Messiah” is an Effective Attack

August 6th, 2008 Viewed 1916 times, 2 so far today

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A few weeks ago the news was awash with the idea that Sen. Obama was impossible to make fun of.  Many late night comics were out saying they just couldn’t find anything that was that funny—or that they felt their audiences could laugh at.

Then Obama went overseas.

It was supposed to be a “win” for Obama—getting a chance to speak to foreign leaders and making him look more Presidential.  Instead, it continued to feed into the notion that Sen. Obama believes that he’s already won the contest—and that really doesn’t endear oneself to voters.

Does He Even Have a Chance?

June 6th, 2008 Viewed 1675 times

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I’m beginning to wonder if Barak Obama even has a chance of winning the election in the fall.

And I’m not saying this because of the possibility of a Michelle Obama “whitey” video or Hillary not closing down her campaign so their might be a ruckus in the fall.

I’m saying this because of a number of things:

Do You Know this Man?

June 5th, 2008 Viewed 1938 times, 2 so far today

bobbarrThe man on your right—do you know who he is?  What if I told you that he’s running for President of the United States of America?

The man on the right is U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, and he is the Libertarian Candidate, and he asked something of the Republican and Democrat candidates for President that I think that they should take him up on:

“In congratulatory letters I am sending, I challenge Senators Obama and McCain to meet me in weekly debates in cities across America with just the candidates and a moderator to keep order,” former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr said in a news release on Wednesday.

If I Were to Write Election 2008

June 3rd, 2008 Viewed 1546 times, 1 so far today

Studying on the SideThis has been a strange time to be alive.  Why do I say that?  Because within my life time we’ve had:

  • A President win almost all the states in the Union (Ronald Reagan).
  • An impeachment of a sitting President (Bill Clinton).
  • A successful recall of a Governor of California (Gray Davis).

Reagan Remembered

June 16th, 2004 Viewed 2161 times

What do I remember about Ronald Reagan the President?  Not much.  I was 4 when he first was elected to office.

I can remember being told he liked jelly beans.  I can remember watching the election returns in ’84 when he beat Mondale with almost all of the states and how good that felt because my parents had voted for him.  I think I remember seeing his farewell address, and hearing about, if not reading his farewell due to his affliction.

What do I think about last week’s mourning?  Appropriate.  I back this up with just how many people watched, visited, lined up on roadsides, etc.  Had these people not done these things, I would think that it was
just a grand show, but the outpouring of love from people that had not seen this former President for 10 years made all of the pageantry and formality seem fitting.

I do not think that we will see such a showing at a state funeral ever again.  I may be proved wrong with Bill Clinton’s funeral, but we’ll see.

What was most touching through all of this, for me, was the faith that shown through the mess.  It was in Michael’s statements from the day he died to the memorial service that Friday night.  It was in the comments from everyone from Jerry Fallwell to Billy Graham.  The clear message that you can know where you are going, and that it is a gift was probably the greatest tribute to Ronald Reagan’s death.  I won’t go to guess what the greatest thing he did in life may be.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.