Today's Barbershop had problems with the mic. This is the second time this week I had to get up at 5 in the morning. Damn!
Anyway, I tried to get in some words edgewise, but didn't do a good job this time. Hard to say what's going to make it to air and what won't. Basically, my colleagues were busting on McCain's 'robo-calls' pushing the Ayers hotbutton, which is interesting because I was prepped to talk about the one by Rudy Giuliani saying Obama is soft on crime. A little bias in the agenda switcheroo, I'd say. Because nobody has been talking about crime and punishment and I think Obama has something to prove in that regard.
The spin of the day was that this was all racial. I was going to counterpunch with a hard right that went a little something like this. Sarah Palin is enormously popular with millions of Americans. So is NASCAR. So is hockey. But if you're not in that demographic why do you have to assume those Americans are hostile? You have to on Obama's behalf because he hasn't shown in any way that he's ready to lead those Americans. I think everybody has this scenario in their minds which is becoming more real every day, that although Obama talks one game, that if he loses, he's going to have to stand up on national TV and say 'Cool it baby!'I'm a little bit frustrated with people trying to make Obama more than he is, but I understand that this is what happens when you come out of left field without any institutional backing. More on that later. Anyway, this was a flubbed Barbershop show, and I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to say all that I wanted. Basically I did want to say that I'm down with the Phillies, because anybody who beats the Dodgers has to win it all, just to prove that the Dodgers might have won it all but only got beat by the best - not the second best.