Ok, there has been quite a bit of hullabaloo regarding Obama’s pick of Rick Warren (“A Purpose Drive Life”) to give the invocation at the inauguration. The gay community is upset because Warren is opposed to gay marriage. Some conservatives object to pro-life Warren speaking for very pro-choice (to the point of infanticide approval) Obama.
Most of the commentary I have heard today is praise for Obama being such a centrist and not holding anything against Rev. Warren, particularly in view of Obama’s terrible “debate” performance with John McCain at Saddleback Church before the election. Many conservatives thought Obama would lose the election because of his very poor performance at Saddleback.
My opinion about picking Rev. Warren is contrarian. Obama wants to win over the conservatives/Republicans/independents and his selections for his cabinet and inauguration activies will allow the MSM to pronounce that Obama will govern as a centrist. Obama will attempt to prove he is not the radical liberal (voted most liberal senator) portrayed by Rush and Hannity.
Once he is in the good graces of the majority of Americans (approval rating above 60%) we will then see William Ayers, Bernadine Dorhn, Rashid Khalidi, and all of Obama’s radical contingent invited to the White House. And I for one, will not be surprised when Rev. Jeremiah Wright is front and center at the White House Prayer Breakfast. To quote Rodney King: “Can’t we all just get along?”