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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Obama Author Andy Martin says Barack Obama faces "plunge," not "surge" after European "ego-trip" to Europe

The Obama "implosion" and the McCain "reawakening"

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Obama Author Andy Martin says Barack Obama faces "plunge," not "surge" after European "ego-trip" to Europe

"McCain has been arguing about the 'Sunni reawakening;' now he has gone through one of his own," says Andy

Anti-Obama movement leader Martin en route to Washington, DC.

"The book is in the warehouse," announces Andy with a sigh of relief, as "copycat writers" try to duplicate Martin's work
(NEW YORK)(August 3, 2008) First, the good news. My book is in the warehouse. The first truckload arrived Saturday and Monday the truckload goes out to readers. We are already planning a new printing, even as right-wingers try to use copycat authors to challenge me with their own propaganda machines.

We are launching an all-out marketing push for the only authentic anti-Obama book, mine. I am "Chicago born" in politics, just ask Augie March what that means.,24459,the_adventures_of_augie_march,00.html

Now for real time reaction to the past week. Senator John McCain, who was criticized for his confusion over the Sunni "reawakening," (I happen to think McCain was right) has gone though a miraculous reawakening of his own. Unlike some on the right, who hold their noses at the mention of "John McCain," I have a tremendous amount of affection and admiration for the senator. McCain has been his own man in Washington, and he irritates both Republicans and Democrats; to call him "Bush III" is an unjustified slur.

In the wake of Obama's ego-trip to Europe, however, the media were writing McCain's epitaph, the same way his primary opponents wrote his epitaph as a potential nominee in August 2007. Well.

This past week I had the sense that a real battle had exploded. Unpredictable. Unscripted. I felt the crackle of combat, the smell of cordite, the confusion, the contradiction and controversy, all of the loss of control that takes place in the midst of a firefight.

At the end of last week's chaotic events, McCain had "surged" and Obama had imploded. The McCain "reawakening" created panic in liberal newsrooms from the New York Times to the three major TV networks. It was not supposed to happen this way, was it?

The Great Obama was supposed to be invulnerable. My reading list for the media this coming week: The Man Who Would Be King, by Rudyard Kipling. "Berlin" proved Obama's high water mark. Now that he has begun to bleed, Obama's steady descent is predictable. Just read Kipling.

Please note that Obama has only run in one seriously contested election, and he lost. In 1996, he ran for the state senate in Illinois using Daley Machine thugs to remove his opponents from the ballot (Post-It Note to the media: why do you always fail to mention Obama is a member in good standing of the corrupt Daley Machine in Chicago?). Obama ran for congress against an incumbent in 2000, and was clobbered. In 2004, the Illinois Republican Party collapsed, and nominated a professional clown as Obama's opponent.

Finally, Hillary Clinton took my advice and became a fighter in 2008. But it was too late. The rigged Democratic Party presidential selection process "rules" had locked in Obama's nomination before Clinton went through her own "reawakening." By the time Clinton opened up with her machine guns, Obama was already crying "foul" and demanding that he be anointed as king.

McCain looked as though he was running in the same well-worn rut, a patsy for Obama's bogus claims and egomaniacal campaigning. But this week McCain took command of the race. It was a surprise to everyone. Honey, we have an election! Phone it in.

This week also saw copycat writers trying to write books about Obama and using my own columns as their stencil. Unfortunately for the copycats, they do not understand Obama and do not understand his role in Chicago politics. The Daley Machine and local media have protected Obama. But no longer. Now that the Republicans have come to life, Obama will have to fight on his own. And he can't.

To use a boxing analogy, Obama has a "glass jaw." It took one punch from McCain to deck Obama.

Obama has been playing the race card for months. Bill Clinton said the race card was used against him. You decide. The race card worked. Painting the Republicans as racists had become an essential ingredient in Obama's campaign strategy. BHO was stunned when JMC fired back. That's combat, baby. That's a real battle for a change.

McCain fired back. He did it himself.

That's why I admire McCain. Unlike traditional "weenie" politicians who would have tried to hit Obama with a surrogate, McCain grabbed the issue and threw the live grenade right back at Obama's feet. The race card exploded. Obama was blown up with the same arrogant grenade he had tossed at his opponent.

I have never seen a candidate who acted more honorably than McCain. McCain has repeatedly chastised persons who engaged in sharp tactics against Obama. For Obama to be smearing the McCain campaign as racist, and saying McCain's campaign will try to claim "Obama looks different than people on dollar bills," is arrogant, condescending and contemptuous. Obama won’t be talking about pictures on currency or "funny names" any more; he threw himself for a loss. Obama is going to wish he had the "old" pre-reawakening John McCain to campaign against.
The "reawakened" McCain is about to "surge," and demolish Obama.

When McCain took command and personally counterattacked he showed why he is presidential class. Obama was stunned. The race card had backfired. For only the second time in his life, Obama has a real opponent and a real opposition. He lost the last real election; now he is now on track to lose this one.

Finally, a word about advertising: campaign advertising is a form of clutter. It is almost impossible for a campaign ad to break through and become memorable. All of the pooh poohing about the McCain ad comparing Obama to celebrities was confirmation that the ad had worked. Spectacularly. Obama was left sputtering. His great triumph in Berlin had been debunked and deflated. Overnight. This is the man Democrats want to lead them into a battle against a feisty naval aviator and squadron commander? McCain has fought real battles; he has known incredible suffering. Obama is a paper mache warrior. This was the week that was.

As for my book, Obama: The Man Behind the Mask, bring on the copycat authors. I'm a fighter too. Chicago-style.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I have decided to oppose Obama's election and have become Executive Director of The Stop Obama Coalition, By default, I have become the national leader of the anti-Obama movement. I am not acting as either a Democrat or Republican. I am acting as an independent American citizen who sincerely believes Obama is not the man we need in the Oval Office. We are going to run a very dynamic and aggressive campaign against Obama. I will continue to write my columns for

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. His columns are also posted at; Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, published in July 2008, see MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 E-MAIL: [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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