“It is not going to be a political speech,” said a senior foreign policy adviser, who spoke to reporters on background. “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally."
“But he is not president of the United States,” a reporter reminded the adviser.
Recently, a commenter on my Townhall blog named Diana predicted that John McCain will bow out of the campaign and hand it over to Obama, since the "zeitgeist" is not with him:
This election is already over. The zeitgeist is not with McCain and the Republican party. The best chance the conservatives have is to start a new party, a conservative party, and nominate someone worthy into the race soon. Someone out there's got to have the balls to do it. McCain may very well concede come October or so and endorse Obama, unless he's holding out morbid hopes like Hillary regarding Obama's well-being. He too knows it's not a winning fight. He's not even getting support from Fox News.
That kind of arrogance is completely unwarranted in a campaign where a recent Gallup poll shows Obama maintaining a lead of 3-5% over McCain, and where Obama had to battle it out with Hillary Clinton all the way to the last primary in order to grab the Democratic nomination. Are candidates supposed to suspend democracy whenever the media falls in love with an opposing candidate?
The Obama campaign gets even weirder with this German language ad for the Obama political rally that, according to the adviser quoted by Politico, "is not a political speech or a political rally:"
I will concede that Obama's campaign has some of the sleekest graphic design I've ever seen in a political campaign.
UPDATE: Brian Sikma of Reclaim Our Heritage had this to say about Obama's coming-out party in Deutschland:
Obama needs to wake up and realize that the world is not a stage waiting for his grand entrance. Great leaders do not see the world as a tool to further themselves, great leaders see themselves as a tool to further freedom and liberty around the world.