October 3, 2008

Obama has a lead in all the national polls and has made significant progress in the battleground states at this point. So I think if he wants to cement his run to the White House, he should come out with an updated version of an economic recovery plan that further illustrates his leadership abilities. With his constant call for bipartisanship, he can summon the Republicans to join him for the good of America or he'll be able to paint them as ideologues hellbent on retaining their power in Congress instead of trying to use their authority to help the American people.

It's a simple strategy that could resonate with voters and also knock the Newt Gingrich-led Republicans back on their heels---painting them at obstructing the American dream.

I've never been a fan of calling for bipartisanship because there are no moderate Republicans left in DC since the "Southern strategy" was launched by Gingrich in '94. They've attacked Democrats and liberals at every turn, but as I've said, Obama can use that now to his advantage and it would also finally lead the country in a progressive direction.

The fruits of Conservatism have been finally realized and we can all see that its end game has led this country into ruin so now is the time for a left-wing agenda to guide the country. It will be a difficult task; the Conservatives will continue to kick and scream, but playing the obstructionist game may not help their cause. In any case, if Obama comes out strong and leads with a firm hand he can grab the White House and give us a legitimate shot are restoring America to the promised land.

The ball is in your court now, Obama, will you take it?

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