The "Audacity Of Hope" Gets A Smack In The Face.

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Remember your first “true love”? You know, the one where it seemed like it was really, really going to work out this time, until you found out the object of your esteem was not quite so perfect after all, lied about something very important, you break up, THEN you look back and see all the other little tell tale signs that you would have seen if you hadn’t been so ga-ga over the “soul mate”? Well, I really, really like Obama. I admit it – I’m mesmerized! He is sooo smooth! And when I say smooth, I mean that in a good, non-political way. He is the first national politician in a long time who comes off as smooth and sincere and human (better than Reagan at his best), and not smooth and calculating and political (I think we all know who we’re talking about here). He just has that something that, when he gives a victory speech (such as the one after the wonderful South Carolina landslide), even though you can see how it is staged, you feel as if he really really appreciates his success and his supporters. I know I don’t agree with a good chunk of his policy views. I know the things I like about him most is superficial. I don’t care. Let me have my indulgence.

That said, this, and this bit of info is a bit of a needed slap in the face, a little jolt back to reality. Rezko may be the one obstacle that Obama, as smooth and gosh darn likable as he is, will have a hard time dealing with in the next few months. Obama really needs to get out in front of this and make sure all the dealings with this guy are out in the open; that every bit of money connected in any way to this guy is divested from his campaign; that every transaction ever made with this guy, or anyone else of his seedy caliber, is as clear as a pain of glass. Now, if Hillary was as smart as some would like us to believe, she would lay of the attacks concerning this issue, especially considering her husbands own history of campaign finance shenanigans. But we know she won’t. She can’t. They can’t. This is just too juicy politically to ignore, and doing so would go against their nature. And it’s a mute issue, since she already, unsuccessfully, tried to use this to damage Obama. Maybe, knowing this info is out there, knowing how damaging it could be, this is the reason John Edwards still hangs in, despite his loss in his home state. The Rezko factor may yet give Edwards his own version of the “Audacity of Hope”.