It seems that Sen. Barrack Obama (D-Ill.) believes that he knows all about foreign policy and that he was so right about the Iraq theatre in the War Against Terror. Also, he will make Iraq, socialized medicine, and the usual Democrat claptrap his main priorities if he is elected president http://drudgereport.com.
I do not think that Sen. Obama has ANY foreign policy experience. I mean, this is his third year as a senator and before that he was a state legislature in Illionis. He criticizes those that have a vast reservoir of foreign policy experience including Sen. Hilary Clinton (D-NY), who may be second least foreign policy experience in the Democrat field, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), Sen John "F--- You" McCain (R-Ariz) and my favorite second tier GOP candidate, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Cal.). Of course it is easy to criticize and offer nothing more than retreat in Iraq and to be willing with no conditions to meet the rouge gallery of dictators within the first year of his presidency.
It is just Sen. Obama's narcissistic, arrogant attitude that rubs me the wrong way. Instead of sounding like he wants to do the job of president for the American people, Sen. Obama wants you to think that he is Mr. Know-It-All and that he and he alone can solve all the problems of the nation and the world.
It may turn on the wackadoos in the left wing of the Democrat party, but the supposedly charismatic Sen. Obama may strike many Americans the wrong way. The way of, oh maybe someone like Sen. Clinton!
This arrogance is what I believe will drive voters away from the Democrats. It is why people have not voted for the Democrats in recent presidential and congressional elections. Yes, I know the Democrats regained congress in 2006, but chalk that up to frustration with an equally arrogant Republican congress. People want to hear a candidate that thinks and speaks like them. Dr. Frank Luntz, whose book about "Words That Work", points this out constantly and it seems to fall on deaf ears.
Lest you think that arrogance is only on the Democrat side. There is the infamous Sen. John "F--- You" McCain who showed extreme arrogance during the debate on the failed "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam.
It is as if these politicians continue to separate themselves from the American people and think that they are potentates or some kind of royalty.
But, Sen. Obama may take the cake in how he sees himself and that is when the American people in all of our wisdom give our check to that by, in Sen. Obama's case, not voting for him for president.