Obama fights to establish leadership credentials – MoneyWeek

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TheweekseventsinDenverarefastturningintoacriticalmomentforObamascampaign,saidPaulHarrisinTheObserver。

ObamaandMcCainarevirtuallytiedinthepolls。

OneexplanationforthefailureofObamascampaigntoachieveliftoffisrace。

Hissupportamongblacks,Hispanicsandyoungvotersisashighasitislikelytoget。

TowininNovember,heneedstopersuadewhite,workingclassandelderlyAmericanstobackhiminmuchgreaternumbers。

Thatmaybebeyondhim,saidMaryDejevskyinTheIndependent。

MichelleObamaacquittedherselfmagnificentlyinherspeech,butforalltheboastsabouttheAmericanmeltingpot,thedividebetweenwhiteandblackisaninsidiousfactofAmericanlife。

ButObamahasbiggerproblemsthanskincolour,saidMattBaiinTheNewYorkTimes。

Herepresentsastarkgenerationalshiftandhasremarkablylittlegoverningexperience,almostnoneinforeignpolicy。

Theappointmentofaforeignpolicyexpert,Biden,wasdesignedtogivehimsomemuscleinthatdepartment,saidHeffer,butitstheeconomythatreallymatters。

Worryingly,neitherBidennorObamahaveanyexpertiseineconomicaffairs,saysMcKay。

SinceUSsub-primemortgageshaveallbutruinedourbankingsystem,thatisnotcomfortingfortheUKeither。

Bothcandidatesmustbemuchcleareronpolicy,saidTheNewYorkTimes。

InhisspeechonThursdaynight,Obamawillhavehischancetolet120mvotersknowwhathemeansbychange。

Americansneedtohearhowheplanstohalttheeconomysfrighteningdownwardspiral,extricatetroopsfromIraqandsalvagethesituationinAfghanistan。