FRIDAY UPDATE: An Obama supporter is getting nervous, really nervous.
UPDATE: Thursday afternoon while doing errands, I was listening to talk radio in my car and heard for the first time the wild allegations that in November 1999, Barrack Obama, while still a state senator in Illinois, had a late night rendezvous/fling with a man in a limo in which he smoked crack cocaine and then went on to have a tryst..... with the same man. This was news to me. The man who made these allegations and also allegedly had the sexual encounter with Barack evidently has agreed to a lie detector test. He's probably a sleaze bag, but if there's any truth to it, Obama could be farther from the finish line than we think.
Meanwhile, it's also noteworthy that while unsubstantiated rumors of John McCain's alleged romantic interest in a female lobbyist half his age in 1998 has flooded every airwave, newspaper and Internet outlet in the past two days, nary even a sparse word has been written about Barrack's possible escapade. My first question: Is Barrack's accuser a Hillary plant? And if not and there's a shread of truth to it, then katy bar the door.
When you're all style and no substance, isn't that just another side of the same coin? Too much, too little, it's still the same when it comes to controlled substance-less-ness: abuse. The placebo is called C-H-A-N-G-E, laced with H-O-P-E . It's an elixir that feels so good for a shorter and shorter time, yet delivers less and less. Except maybe for this.
We want specifics. Not just an emotional high. We want to know Barack knows something about history, and has experience that would inform his decisions as president.
Don't voters who are fainting for Barack and mainlining Obama seem like they've had a few too many? The more Barack talks---and talks and talks and talks---the more mesmerized people become from the mere sound of his voice. But no one stops to figure out what he's really saying and how substance-less it is.
We fail to pay attention to this vacuous substance-less-ness at our great peril. If we don't wake up, we'll soon elect a man-child to the White House and the learning curve will be steeper and more perilous to our country than any of us could ever imagine.