So once Barack Obama finally clinches the nomination sometime this summer, the focus will be on him vs. John McCain. And frankly, I don't think he stands a chance.
[Note: I didn't think he stood a chance in the primaries. However, I am more sure this time around; and he has better competition.]
Here are the first several obvious reasons I can think of:
- His record is unmistakably liberal. Despite his rhetoric, he does not "reach across the aisle," and he has not changed much of anything. McCain, on the other hand [and to the consternation of myself and others] has done so.
- His religion is unmistakably off-target. Most Americans don't attend or trust churches whose pastor says the opposite of "God Bless America" from his pulpit. For that matter, they don't much trust Mormons either—just ask Mitt Romney.
- His skin is unmistakably not white. Americans are not going to elect a minority president until one comes along with far more to offer than Obama does.
- Remind me again—what has this man done while in the Senate?