Monday, June 23, 2008

Are We Sure Sen. Obama Knows...

In fact, he's the first "presumed" nominee in 30 years who will arrive at the convention without enough pledged delegates to actually win the nomination. Sen. Obama is forced to rely on the kindness (and promises) of superdelegates. Even Jimmy Carter in 1980 didn't have to do that.

But hey--why let a technicality get in the way? We don't have time to wait around for elections. Our souls need healing now!

UPDATE: Mickey Kaus absolutely nails this (as he does so many subjects):

Is Obama's new faux-presidential, alternative-reality seal his "Mission Accomplished"? If you wanted to emphasize to voters that the Democrats' nominee is a bit stuck up, it would be hard to do better. I suppose he could start requiring reporters to stand when he enters the room...

UPDATE II: 96.9 FM TALK listeners have weighed in with their theories about the meaning of "Vero Possumus." Here are some of their best guesses:
“No Experience Necessary.”

“Let Them Eat Possum!”

“For The First Time, Proud”

“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

“Middle Class, Bend Over.”

“Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em.”

“If I Win, You’re Roadkill.”

“If the Right is Wrong, Then Wright Ain't Wrong”