greeney2 wrote:I agree with you about one thing, the VP choice is going to be what tips the scales. Incumbant Presidents rarly dump a VP, it is considered political suicide to do that, unless a situation of health, or age, or well known personal problem like the impending death of a spouse or child. Romneys choice could make or break him, and this week a lot of talk has been about Condelessa Rice. She herself is more qualified than Obama ever was.
I think you are being very foolish about trivializing the home deal. At the time, Obama was in a small but rising position in Chicago Politics, and the property in question, leaves a lot of eyebrows raised over its being pushed through, by those with the power to rubber stamp it off, and at a price that can not be cosidered a good deal and good fortune, it was payola for what is in the future. Its called Graph, a kickback, or a bribe, and payoffs are part of the Chicago corruption mill. They have more Governors in prison than any other State. What does he become but a US Senator, with a Govornor who's wife quietly set this house deal up. Now he owes them. Small town corruption is not always some monumental crime like Al Capone, its real estate deals, slip a zoning change through, use the city to zone out old communities, and let the fat cats bulldose them out. Corporations like housing tract builders, had the banks and local polititians in their pockets, and Obama was a community planner. A slick talker, perfect image, 2 little girls and a puppy, and a lovely house to elevate his position, molded by the Chicago politial game.
well I don't know the particulars . We see conspiracies in everything g2. as well.
I will be more alert and I'll be looking for ruz down stream benefits . I think
His story did not have the best of endings . May have been sued, lost some cash.
In retrospect , what political figure can say they have not at least met, and may
Have not known , been photographed , or been at a fund raiser where criminal
Elements were not present ? pick up a hitch hiker they have drugs. your busted
Too. That simple. Is it fair ? no . Is there recourse sometimes.
Rice is qualified . more so than romney.
sad to say , the paradox of his becoming competitive ...he has to get someone
More qualified , greater depth of political experience , and projection.