Right wing message: Obama is scary and makes you afraid.
A couple of days ago, the conservative pair, Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, wrote
: (emp add)
Poll Shows Americans Afraid of Obama as Commander-in-Chief
On the night of January 20, 2009, a new commander-in-chief will leave the inaugural podium, parade, and festivities for the Oval Office. A national security staff ready with the latest “threat briefing” will join him there. On his desk, they will place a thick binder of reports, each focusing on real or emerging threats to our national security. In the quiet of the Oval Office -- in the presence of these stern-faced, deadly serious briefers and advisers -- Barack H. Obama, should he be the next president, will come face-to-face with reality.
Americans are afraid of this scenario, Barack H. Obama as commander-in-chief. The New York Times and CBS News released a poll this week; in it, Americans answered detailed questions about this possibility.
The poll’s answers shocked the strategists at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. An intensive international travel schedule for Obama and a refocus of the campaign’s message on defense and foreign policy speaks to this fear.
The poll says Americans consider him lacking in the abilities necessary to run the armed services. Conversely, the polls show John McCain blows Obama out of the water as a good commander-in-chief. Forty-six percent of respondents thought McCain would very likely “be effective” as commander-in-chief, as opposed to only 24 percent saying the same of Obama. In fact, 36 percent think it is “not likely” Obama will be effective in the position.
The poll made no mention of being "afraid". The poll did not show
Americans Afraid of Obama as Commander- in-Chief.
And to compliment that nonsense, Fox News Channel conducted a poll
which contained this question: (emp add)
Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about Barack Obama that scares them?
Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about John McCain that scares them?
Some people believe Barack Obama, despite his professed Christianity, is secretly a Muslim. Others say that is just a rumor and Obama really is a Christian as he says, and point out he's attended a Christian church for years. What do you believe -- is Obama a Muslim or a Christian?
Nice touch, using "some people believe" and "others say" to allow any garbage rumor to get into the public consciousness.
On the night of January 20, 2009, a new commander-in-chief will leave the inaugural podium, parade, and festivities for the Oval Office. A national security staff ready with the latest “threat briefing” will join him there.