Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Rants & Raves

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I see that Barack Obama is campaigning as a hip, cool, with-it kind of guy, you know, trying to get the young voters to vote for him. I heard him singing at some meeting, for instance. Please, stop trying to be cool.

Personally, I'm not interested in hip, cool presidents, I want a president who has knowledge of the world, who can relate to and communicate with other world leaders. It seems to me this president was very inexperienced in world relations, didn't seem to know how to treat those from other countries with respect. I was often embarrassed by his lack of diplomacy and tact.

Hip and cool is not where it's at. We need a stable economy, jobs most of all, and a sense of assurance that our president is capable and able to do the job.


The Florida Times-Union anointed the mayor last year, and it has put him on the front page many times since. The problem is that he hasn't done anything - all hat and no cattle, as they would say in Texas. …

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