Barack Obama famously thrilled us with the soaring words: "We are the ones we've been waiting for." So, who are the ones Senator Obama is poised to grace us with? Who follows in his train? Thus far the list has failed to impress. It includes two wacky preachers (Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger), two unrepentant terrorists (William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn), a crook (Tony Rezko), a financier of terrorists (Hatem El-Hady), and a senator with chronic foot-in-mouth disease (Joe Biden).
The above-mentioned Bernadette Dohrn once honored Charles Manson and his "family" with a three fingered salute symbolizing the fork they plunged into the stomach of actress Sharon Tate to kill her. "Dig it!" she told a rally in Michigan in 1969. "First they killed the pigs. Then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim's stomach! Wild!" This odious woman and her husband, whose organization, the Weathermen, murdered several policemen, hosted a fund-raiser in their home to launch the political career of Barack Obama.
Senator Obama has asked us to vote for him on the basis of his judgment, but, since he has no record to speak of, the only way we can assess his judgment is to look at the people with whom he has associated. They don't inspire confidence. For his sake I hope there aren't too many more of the ones we've been waiting for waiting in the wings.RLC