Sorry for the football analogy, but Obama seems to be unclear on who he’s running against. Via Drudge, we’re entertained with this little gem this morning:
Stumping in an economically challenged battleground state, Obama argued Wednesday that President Bush and McCain will resort to scare tactics to maintain their hold on the White House because they have little else to offer voters.
“Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough, he’s got a funny name, you know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
“That’s a definition of madness, but that’s what John McCain is offering. He’s offering Bush economic policies and Karl Rove politics,” Obama said.
Umm, Mr. Obamident? Bush is actually, um, LEAVING the White House in January, and Rove’s already gone. Did you fall off your metrosexual bicycle and hit your head?
Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising underbelly of this little exchange in the “economically challenged battleground state” of Missouri is Obama’s own pre-emptive use of the race card. Why do we need to hear from Obama that, because he looks different, McCain wants us to be afraid of him? Can’t he just say his policies are better than McCain’s, and that it’s because of his POLICIES and ideals and principles that McCain wants us to be afraid of him?