Who Wants to be a Rock Star? Obama!

For some weeks now, Barack Obama has been described by the media as the “rock star” candidate for the Democratic Party.  One would imagine that this is a label from which any self-respecting politician and potential President of the United States would want to distance himself.  Apparently not.  Almost every Democratic strategist appearing on cable news shows seem to overflow with pride as they gush that Obama is the “rock star” of the Democratic Party.

To which section of the voters do they think this term appeals?  Probably the “Rock the Vote” demographic that catastrophically failed to materialize last time round and that left many in the Democratic Party feeling rather humbled.

Obama appears to believe the hype, as can be seen from his fundraising attempts in Hollywood.


That Obama will be well-received in Hollywood comes as little surprise considering how out of touch the actors are with the ‘real world.’  Undoubtedly, he will receive many standing ovations for uttering the usual anti-Bush, anti-war, ‘wave the white flag and retreat’ rhetoric.  He needs to be careful with these lines of thought.

The American people are currently making their frustrations about the war in Iraq known through the very discouraging opinion polls.  However, reality might begin to set in, when visions of the terrorists celebrating America’s (and the Coalition’s ) capitulation and defeat (for that is what the Democrats and their friends in Hollywood seem to want) play over in their minds.

Rock stars can make flippant decisions without too much consideration and can spout their views with limited consequences.  An American politician cannot.  Particularly a politician who would be President.  Australia’s PM, John Howard, pointed out the glaringly obvious flaws in Obama’s Iraq countdown to surrender policy:

“I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilize and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory,” Howard said on Nine Network television.

“If I were running Al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.”  

The position of President of the United States during a time of war cannot be filled by a candidate who revels in “rock star” qualities.  That mistake was made before with Bill Clinton and we are all aware of the consequences. 

When the American voters realize the future of the American way of life is on the line, they will not waste their votes on a rock star.  Maybe Obama should reconsider his career choice.  Is it too late for him to enter this year’s American Idol?  Seeing how rattled he was by Howard’s remarks, it seems unlikely he would survive long with Simon Cowell.

One Response to “Who Wants to be a Rock Star? Obama!”

  1. britandgrit Says:


    Liberals have been more concerned with appearance than action since JFK and “Camelot.” I suspect this stems from the belief of their elitist upper echelon (rich members of the entertainment industry) that they are indeed royalty. I expect any day now to see a move to amend the Constitution and take out that silly line about titles of nobility.

    the Grit

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