Monday, July 28, 2008 9:35 PM
A surprising poll released Monday confirms Sen. Barack Obama's worst nightmare: he actually lost ground to Sen. John McCain after a global trip meant to buck up his sagging credentials in foreign and military policy.
The USA Today/Gallup poll has McCain leading Obama by four points, 49 percent to Obama's 45 percent, among likely voters.
Just last month, the same poll had McCain trailing by six points to the neophyte U.S. senator.
Among registered voters, McCain was just three points behind Obama -- a statistical dead heat.
The USA Today/Gallup poll is consistent with the Rasmussen tracking poll, which also shows Obama ahead by just three percentage points -- again a statistical tie.
The polls suggest that Obama's efforts to act like a president abroad -- even though he has yet to be elected -- may have backfired among American voters.
In Berlin, Obama spoke to 200,000 cheering Germans. The Democratic candidate used the foreign platform to express the view that he was a "fellow citizen of the world" and apologized for America's imperfections.
Later, he decided not to visit wounded American soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southern Germany. When the Pentagon informed Obama's campaign that the hospital would be closed to the press and campaign staff -- only the senator and his official staff would be allowed in -- Obama decided to cancel the event.
McCain has been quick to seize on Obama's ill-advised decision to cancel the humanitarian visit to the hospital.
A McCain television commercial released on the Internet this past weekend chided Obama for his callous act.
"And now, he made time to go to the gym, but canceled a visit with wounded troops,” the ad says. “Seems the Pentagon wouldn’t allow him to bring cameras. John McCain is always there for our troops.”
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So, while Barack was in Germany he apologized to the roaring crowds for America's imperfections.
While he was in France he spoke of a global community. Which is all fine and dandy, but he doesn't like America and does not enjoy or appreciate her uniqueness is an insane world.
Obama has no right to ask for forgiveness on America's behalf. Why, people, are you voting for this man? For all he has written and all he has said, he hates America. He has no desire to defend our Constitution. He has no idea to further America's cause as a world power and has every intention, and he has carefully laid out his economic plan which will cause such, of reducing America to third world status.
Really? That's what you want? That's the change you striving for? That's the man you want to be the next President of the United States of America. Are you kidding me?