Friday, March 21, 2008

Juan Williams on Fox re: Obama, Richardson et al

I want to comment on a few things NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams said tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume.

Asked whether the questions concerning Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Barack Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright would “go away,” Williams said: “No, largely because he hasn’t answered them.”

Williams nailed it.

Remarking on today’s endorsement of Obama by NM’s former Gov. Bill Richardson, Williams added that he thought former NC Sen. John Edwards would have said something about an endorsement by now, but “so far he hasn’t said a peep.”

I think that’s because while Edwards has already privately committed to Obama, the Obama people are holding off on a public announcement in order to “keep some ammo in reserve.”

Everyone who has been in combat knows you don’t want to fire all your rounds before the battle's over.

Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton are in “close combat” right now, hence, IMO, Edwards’ silence.

Caution to Obama’s people: North Carolinians know Edwards can go back on his word. He’s like Sen. John (“whichever way the wind blows”) Kerry. I bet you know that, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

About Juan Williams: I often disagree with him, but I find him far more civil, open to facts and reasonable than most liberal MSMers.

You can read more about him here.


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Anonymous said...

John: I agree. Juan Williams is by far the most honest of the NPR "comrades." Everything he has offered recently about Obama has been on target. Of course, he's a "traditional" NPR liberal so I assume he's in Hillary's camp; thus, opinions critical of Obama are to be expected. It's great fun watching Obama's wheels come off.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

It's great fun watching Obama's wheels come off.

Don't pop a gut, Pops!

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