Senator Obama was given the opportunity to attend the prestigious Occidental College in Southern California, and he dropped out.
He was accepted to the prestigious Columbia University in New York, and we don't know what he accomplished because he refuses to disclose his transcripts.
He went to Chicago to become a community organizer and quit because, in his own words, "I wasn't accomplishing anything."
He was then accepted to the very prestigious Harvard Law School. We don't know what he accomplished there because he refuses to release his transcripts.
He was then named Editor-in-Chief for the Harvard Law Review, the most renowned law review in the country, and didn't write a single article.
He was then accepted to the post of Senior Lecturer at the prestigious University of Chicago. There again, he didn't write a single article.
As board member of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he was responsible for disbursing over $100 million to improve Chicago's public schools. By the projects own admission, the money accomplished nothing.
As Illinois State Senator, he voted present 194 times and didn't have a single note-worthy piece of legislation to his name.
As US Senator, he hasn't once called a meeting of the one commission that he chairs.
When forced to take a postion, Senator Obama has consistantly chosen the wrong one.
When given a chance to vote to save infants born alive after an abortion, he voted against it.
When given the chance to take money from the "Bridge to Nowhere" and give it the victims of Katrina, he voted against it.
When given a chance to vote for the successful surge in Iraq, he voted against it.
When given the chance to condemn Russia's invasion of Georgia, he chose not to.
When given the chance to take a stand on the economic crisis currently facing us, he chose to "wait and see". "Call me if you need me." He said.
Never in the history of our Republic has a candidate for President been given so many opportunities and accomplished so little with them.
Do you really believe that if given the opportunity to lead this great nation he will all of the sudden start doing better?
You can vote for hope, and you can vote for change, but you can't simply hope for change.
It is interesting that the following false impression continues to be repeated:
"When given a chance to vote to save infants born alive after an abortion, he voted against it."
Actually, what Obama was doing in Illinois was protecting an abortion method known as induced labor abortion, where a very premature child is forced to be born prematurely then left to struggle to breathe unattended, alone, eventually suffocating, as the way to terminate pregancies. On four occasions, Obama worked to prevent any legislation which would extend medical care to these tiny preemies being forced fromt he womb alive to struggle and die by purposed neglect. These were alive, already born children whose question of human rights as born citizens Barack Obama said were above his pay grade ... and he's supposedly a Constitutional lawyer!In summary, what Obama worked to accomplish in Illinois was the protection for this heinous method for killing Born Alive Children, IOW banning infanticide is something above his pay grade by his own admission. The issue isn't protecting children born after an abortion, it is Obama's protection for a particularly heinous way of killing already born children.