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Barack Hussein Obama is the new Jack Kennedy. Look at the parallels. Jack was a junior senator from Massachusetts, elected in 1952. Prior to that he was in the House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953. He had no executive experience, and in reality, not much political experience as well. In 1957, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Profiles In Courage, which we have found out since then, that it was really written by Theodore Sorensen, Jack Kennedy’s special advisor and speech writer. Ted’s best work was “Ask not what your country can do for you; Ask what you can do for your country”. Of course, Jack couldn’t do it all himself, and his father supposedly enlisted the Chicago mob and political machine, which were pretty much the same thing, to get the cemeteries out to vote. Even so, Jack won by only 110,000 or so votes. Still, when you do the electoral math, even if Harry F. Byrd didn’t run as an independent, Nixon would not have had the electoral votes. He would have won the popular vote, but lost the electoral vote. Shades of 2000? Having Johnson as a running mate, whose ability to get cemeteries voting in Texas, was second to the chicago machine, helped sow up the electoral side. With Obama, we have a Junior senator from Illinois, elected in 2004, no executive experience, and like Jack, has style, charisma and a smile. Oh yeah, we have hope and change. Like Jack, Barack has advisors to help him with his homework in becoming president, in fact 300 of them. Barack is 46, whereas Jack was 43 when he became President. Jack was the first Roman Catholic elected President, Barack will be the first half-black half-white president elected. Oops. Did I say will be? Yeah, if I had to put money on it, Obama will win. The republicans have no one else to blame but themselves. They seem bent on nominating people whose turn it is, particularly when the competition is stiff. Part of the problem is an old boys network, where they want the tried, true, and/or connected, but more importantly, the republicans have lost traction and seats locally and nationally because they did not adhere to their platforms, the values of the party, the values of their constituents and they continue this trend. The democrats have been truer to their party, their constituents and have the will to carry it out. Until the republican party decides it really stands for something, and has the will to carry it out, they will be in the back seat for quite some time. Their political pragmatism has not served anyone well. So come November 4th, you can bet Obama will draw 21 and it won’t matter what McCain draws, as he is not the dealer, the mainstream media is. What did John Cutter say in Passenger 57?