Requiem for Obama

"If you listen closely, the silent dog whistle is already blowing for the Obama candidacy, and the tune it is playing is taps."

For the record, Alex Beam said on May 8, 2007, that Barack Obama won't be elected president in November 2008.

Beam calls Obama "the BradleyDeanBabbittTsongas of the 2008 election cycle" and, borrowing a line he has used before, writes:

"I wouldn't mind living in a country where Barack Obama is president. Brains; candor; charisma; ambition hitched to a work ethic; I admire those qualities. But frankly, the people who've ponied up $4,600 for Obama in this election cycle might as well have piled the money on the kitchen table and set fire to it. Or donated it to the Audubon Society, which has a lot better chance of being in business a year from now than Obama's presidential campaign."