Michael Gaynor
Why Obama won and McCain lost
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By Michael Gaynor
November 5, 2008

ACORN succeeded in making their man, Obama, president, because not enough voters learned what ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief knew, that ACORN is "a corrupt organization that is preying on the marginalized in this society" and " the cancerous growth of this election."

Obama won, because McCain lost.

McCain lost because (1) the predominantly liberal mainstream media abandoned him for Obama and the campaign coverage of ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC was biased in favor of Obama and against McCain; (2) McCain accepted public funding for his presidential campaign, as he promised, while Obama broke his own promise, refused public funding and outspent McCain hugely, without being blamed for breaking his promise and trying to buy the election; (3) three-fourths of the voters believed (rightly or wrongly) that the country was on the wrong track; (4) the country was eager to elect its first African-American president, with white opposition to Obama suspected as racist and nearly unanimous black support for Obama excused as a fitting expression of racial pride; (5) Obama's clam and polished manner contrasted sharply (and very favorably) with the manners of the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, prior African-American presidential hopefuls; (6) only Fox really scrutinized Obama and many voters never learned important facts; (7) McCain expected to win because he is much better prepared to be President of the United States instead of realized that he could win under the circumstances only by showing that Obama was unfit to be President, (8) for decades Obama's radical allies had prepared the way for him to win this year, instead of setting the stage for the financial crisis that put Obama ahead in the polls after McCain had taken the lead; (9) the mainstream media, led by ABC's Charles Gibson, CBS's Katie Couric and NBC's Tina Fey, made it seem like Palin was unfit to be President instead of Obama, even though she had executive governmental experience and he had none; and (10) the mainstream media, particularly The New York Times, kept a lid on the ugly truth about ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its ties to Obama, the Obama campaign and the Democrat Party.

McCain was a liberal media darling when he was the alternative to President Bush and a Republican proponent of liberal versions of campaign finance reform and immigration reform.

But the liberal media always was ready to attack McCain if a more liberal alternative was available (and The New York Times proved that with scurrilous articles about both McCain and his wife Cindy and whitewashes of Obama's relationships with ACORN and William "domestic terrorist" Ayers).

McCain received the endorsement of The New York Times for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, but if he ever expected its endorsement over a more liberal Democrat presidential nominee like Obama, he was fooling himself.

Ironically, McCain played into the hands of the Left, especially The New York Times, by supporting campaign finance reform (McCain-Feingold) and keeping his promise to accept public funding of his presidential campaign.

Money was a big factor in the presidential election this year, and the Obama advantage was huge.

ACORN succeeded in making their man, Obama, president, because not enough voters learned what ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief knew, that ACORN is "a corrupt organization that is preying on the marginalized in this society" and " the cancerous growth of this election."

Houston Post, now defunct, published an article about ACORN published in the May 6, 1979 edition titled "Group hopes to gain control of U.S. power." It began with the ACORN recruiting song: "Aren't you tired of seein' the way that your own country's being run? For the sake of Monster Profit, they would even steal your son. And if you think it's bad, well, buster, you can bet it will grow worse. So you better start to organize, or empty out your purse!" The lead sentence of the article reported: "ACORN organizers are taught to be ever aware their goal is to create a massive political pressure group which ultimately will take over the full operation of this country for the benefit of 'low-to-moderate-income' Americans."

When Obama told "Joe the Plumber" that he favored spreading the wealth, he meant it.

When Obama said that it wasn't "communistic" for him to have shared his peanut butter sandwich with a friend, he was right. Private charity is not "communistic."

But it would be "communistic" to use the taxing power to redistribute income and wealth, as many Obama supporters fervently want.

Fortunately, there will not be 60 Democrat Senators in the next Congress.

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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