I am becoming increasingly worried about the authenticity of Barack Obama.  My first source of doubts was a report on npr by his friend and journalist who had followed him closely in Chicago who indicated that Obama was quite an operator and good at collecting monies from wealthy sources.

More recently I discovered that Obama’s claim to have authored the bill that tamed the nuclear industry was false — the various revisions of his bill directed to obliging the industry to reveal nuclear leaks immediately was so watered down in the end as to give carte blanche to the industry at large and to the company out there that had been a major leak offender, now a donor with an adviser to Obama’s campaign:

“And Obama’s sixth largest contributor is Exelon, the proud Chicago-based owner and operator of more nuclear power plants than any entity on earth (Center for Responsive Politics 2007a).”

There are other doubtful things raised in this article by Paul Street entitled: “Barack Obama and The Audacity of Deception: The Manufacture of Progressive Illusion.”


I am puzzled that our media have not followed up on any of the issues raised about Obama and fear that we may be being set up for a win by Obama of the Democratic nomination followed by a full scale attack on him in the general election.  I do not want to do him injustice, but something does not ring right here with his claim that he can be in effect our next Ronald Reagan.  Reagan was the original source of our current national economic, medical, and other disasters through his push to deregulate and sabotage our protective governmental agencies.  We don’t need some sort of egomaniacal repeat.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent  212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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