I’m not exactly sure how I got routed to The Nation’s page today. I’m pretty sure I meant to click on another link at RealClearPolitics, but somehow or other I ended up reading “An Open Letter to Barack Obama“. I’m not sure how many people will actually read this letter. The same page has a blinking ad begging for donations so that The Nation can keep up with the rising cost of postage. Any publication that begs for donations obviously lacks enough subscribers to stay afloat.

But I digress. Where was I? Oh yeah, the Open Letter.

The signatories of this letter make a point of admonishing Illinois’ junior senator to

… listen to the voices of the people who can lift you to the presidency and beyond.

Forgive me if I get a bit presumptuous in my commentary, but last I checked, the office of the President of the United States is the highest office in the land. Other than a second term, there isn’t an office higher than the president to which one can aspire. What “beyond” are these jokers referring to?

The authors make a point to “remind” Obama that retreating from the stands he took in order to wrest the primary election from Hillary is not an option. Read between the lines and you’ll see clearly the slight cracks which are evident in Obama’s voter base. Simply put, if Obama abandons – or even appears to abandon – the hard left positions he took during the primary season this voter bloc could simply stay home and cost him the Big Chair.

And, to top it off, the first signature on the Open Letter belongs to none other than former (sorry excuse for) Salt Lake City Mayor Ross Anderson. No, I won’t call that spineless weenie “Rocky”.


  • kristen

    I’m sorry to say that Rocky comes from the state in which I reside. What a total embarrassment.

    Hmmm, I would think that if Obama keeps those hard left positions, he’ll only doom himself. Besides, don’t they know that he’s moving more towards the center during campaign time and then he’ll swing back over to the left if elected?

  • Troy La Mana

    President of the World?