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With 51 days to go and polls showing that Republican nominee John McCain is either slightly ahead or tied with Barack Obama, there is plenty of advice this Sunday morning specifically geared to help the Democratic nominee.
Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, tells Obama to knock off the jokes.
And forget the comedy, Barack. You are not naturally funny and you do not speak "street." You speak like a professor. And you do not know how to set up a joke. That "lipstick on a pig" line clearly backfired.
If you had said, "As John McCain said about Hillary Clinton's health care ... lipstick on a pig is still a pig," at least you would have had a frame of reference to fall back on.
You didn't, you left yourself left wide open and you got nailed. Now everything you say will be double-examined for sexism.
Every day, in every speech, Obama needs to hammer home the Bush administration's record of failure and remind voters that "McSame" has presented an astonishingly thin plan for rescuing the American middle class from lower wages, rising tuition prices and falling home values.
Obama's message to swing voters infatuated with Palin should be: Sure, you like her, and why not? But teaching abstinence isn't going to lower your taxes, help with your kid's college tuition or save your job from being outsourced - and I have a plan that will. Take a look.