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Why is McCain surging, Obambi declining? Voters are starting to pay attention!

They're Paying Attention Now

August 22, 2008

Why is it a real race now, with John McCain rising in the polls and Barack Obama falling? There are many answers, but here I think is an essential one: The American people have begun paying attention.

It's hard for our political class to remember that Mr. Obama has been famous in America only since the winter of '08. America met him barely six months ago! The political class first interviewed him, or read the interview, in 2003 or '04, when he was a rising star. They know him. Everyone else is still absorbing.

This is what they see:

An attractive, intelligent man, interesting, but—he's hard to categorize. Is he Gen. Obama? No, no military background. Brilliant Businessman Obama? No, he never worked in business. Famous Name Obama? No, it's a new name, an unusual one. Longtime Southern Governor Obama? No. He's a community organizer (what's that?), then a lawyer (boo), then a state legislator (so what, so's my cousin), then U.S. senator (less than four years!).

There is no pre-existing category for him.

Add to that the wear and tear of Jeremiah Wright, secret Muslim rumors, media darling and, this week, abortion.

It took a toll, which led to a readjustment. His uniqueness, once his great power, is now his great problem.

And over there is Mr. McCain, and—well, we know him. He's POW/senator/prickly, irritating John McCain...

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Gerard Baker has some grim news for the Obamessiah and his followers:

[A]s cruel geography and the selfish designs of the American Founding Fathers would have it, Europeans don't get to choose the US president. Somewhere along the way to the Obama presidency, somebody forgot to ask the American people.

And wouldn't you know it, they insist on looking this gift thoroughbred in the mouth. Who'd have thought it? You present them with the man who deigns to deliver them from their plight and they want to sit around and ask hard questions about who he is and what he believes and where he might actually take the country. The ingrates!

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Obama's lead, based on frothy media hype and never that big to begin with, has already evaporated. Most people outside the MSM have noticed that Obama has no qualifications to be President, and that "Hope" and "Change" are vacuous platitudes, not policies. Russia's belligerence has reminded people that we live in a real world, full of real dangers, and we need a real leader — not an affirmative action post turtle who plays one on TV.

Obama has gone as far as he's likely to with his cult of personality. As Baker concludes, "the uncomfortable truth for the many devoted fans of Senator Obama is that the more the race is about him, the less likely he is to win it."

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This is history in the making - we are witnessing a tumor transplant from Bush's taint to McCain's. Truly amazing.

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Although I'm waiting for the real debates, that show with the minister might have turned the tide. I thought McCain sounded much more resolute in his views, while Obama came across as wishy-washy.

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