April 26, 2008 -- "DESPITE Hillary Clinton's win in Pennsylvania Tuesday, there's almost no scenario in which she can win the Democratic nomination. Barack Obama is the almost-certain choice to become the nominee - but he'll face far more hurdles than he has overcome in Democratic primaries.
Obama's record of accomplishment is slim. He served two terms in the Illinois legislature, where he did almost nothing to distinguish himself. He has spent nearly half his time as a US Senator running for president.
What Obama does have is a sharp mind, a gift for inspiring rhetoric and a talent for raising money. But he also has a propensity to choose his friends and allies poorly and to be unwilling to extricate himself when those relationships turn troubling. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's racist and anti-American diatribes will haunt Obama.
But Obama's relationship to William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, members of the '60s domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground, may prove more vexing. The Weather Underground bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon and New York City police headquarters in the '70s; Ayers claimed to have personally participated in the bombings.
Ayers and Dohrn threw a fundraiser for Obama in 1995 as he began his political career, and Obama and Ayers served on a left-wing charity board together for a number of years and remain friends. It is clear from Ayers' memoir, "Fugitive Days," why Ayers would be attracted to almost any young black politician on the left; it's far from clear, however, why Obama would find Ayers an appealing ally..."
What's far from clear is Miz Chavez's difficulty in understanding the plain and simple facts of life.
Obama didn't choose Pastor Wright as a spiritual mentor, Pastor Wright chose Obama to be his pet politician. Back when Obama was beginning to make a name for himself he was told flat out that being an agnostic wasn't going to cut it, so he should ally himself with as many racist black preachers as would take him under their wing.
Obama then needed to find an anarchist, all fledgling black liberal politicians have one, someone to cozy up with to show how anti-establishment he truly was.
Even his wife is a moaning complainer of all things American, and thus a potential star was born. His ascension into the lofty ranks of true leftwing nutcases was BY THE BOOK. Just as his call for HOPE & CHANGE is nothing more than a gathering of hopeless whiners who want the world to CHANGE for them. The liberal playbook of how to succeed in politics without really trying.
Nothing about Barack Obama is a puzzlement. Why supposed Conservative writers can't bring themselves to say so, is.