"It's time to get real about how we actually win this election," Clinton declared at a fundraiser at Hunter College. "It's time that we move from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions ..."
I knew I heard something about solutions from Bill Clinton the other day in one of his speeches. I believe he said something to the effect that this administration, speaking of Hillary being elected, would be an administration that would be one of solutions. I just can't let that one pass ... I thought his administration was one of solutions. We know of at least one solution during his administration ... the one in which part of the solution was left on a dress.
I'm not sure this country could take four more years of this type of administration. Folks say it couldn't be worse than the last seven years, but, yea, it could. It could be a repeat of the last 12 years and more of the same. Things were not as great as they seemed, and things are not as bad now as they are made out to be. Why would anyone want to go back to any of that?
Obama says he has a plan for change, but so far I haven't heard what the change is. So far it would be a change in dynasty, as far as name goes, but does he really have any plan for real change? He says we need to change Washington. My question is still, “How does he plan to do it?” I wrote on this subject a week ago and was hoping by this time to at least have one or two ideas of what the changes are that he is going to bring to Washington. I'm still waiting. All I have heard is rhetoric, and Obama is beginning to look more and more like an empty suit throwing out nice phrases and saying he has a better plan. Unfortunately, it seems that the voters are buying his rhetoric with no substance, but this is one voter who isn't. Maybe Hillary is right; maybe Obama is just about good words.
If John McCain is going to make his run, now is the time, before the Obama train gets to the top of the mountain. McCain needs to get on the tracks and make Obama blow the whistle to clear the tracks. Engineers on the old steam engines didn't like to have to blow the whistle going up hill, it takes away some of the steam and the power needed for the climb to the summit. McCain needs to start questioning Obama’s ability and knowledge on foreign policy and on military policy. How is Obama going to handle Putin, who is becoming bolder each day and knows that if the U.S. elects Obama, he will have the upper hand? How will Obama handle China after the Olympics and all the playing nice is over? Now the Balkans question is raising its ugly head once again. Do we leave it to an amateur to deal with the situation? I believe we tried that once before, and we are still trying to smooth that situation over 12 years later.
McCain needs to begin to show that he has the knowledge and expertise to answer these questions and Obama doesn’t. If McCain waits too long he will be like Hillary and out of the race before it begins. Obama says we need change, and he is the one to bring it. For McCain, it's time to pin Obama in the corner and make him say how he will handle tough situations, and get some real answers. So far, Obama hasn't shown that he has any.
In this day and time, OJT* in the Presidency just won't cut it.
*On the Job Training
I have finally discovered what the "Change" is that Obama has been preaching since Iowa. You can read it here!