March 10, 2008

THEY'RE BOTH RIGHT:

The Luckiest Man (Jennifer Rubin, 3/10/2008, American Spectator)

Barack Obama also lent credence to Clinton's point that maybe foreign policy leadership does require experience when his advisers were caught assuring foreigners that their boss does not really mean all that wacky stuff about reneging on NAFTA and bugging out of Iraq when things are improving.

Obama's efforts to shoo away the offenders did not settle the underlying dilemma -- is he being disingenuous with voters or does he not have command over his advisers? Suddenly there did seem to be a stature gap between him and Clinton, who can at least keep her advisers from publicly undermining her policy pronouncements.

McCain got the soundbite equivalent of "I voted for the $87 million before I voted against it" when Obama adviser Susan Rice said of the Democratic contenders, "They're both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call." Clinton pitched in as well, repeatedly saying that both she and McCain have a lifetime of experience but Obama...maybe not so much.

These events reinforced the reason for McCain's candidacy: he is unmatched in foreign policy acumen and experience. Clinton will make half the argument on a daily basis, lambasting Obama as a neophyte. Obama will make the other half, pointing out that Clinton is scarcely better prepared.


Maybe the RNC should just buy ad time in the remaining Democrat primary races and run both their comments about each other.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2008 7:19 AM
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John Hawkins over at RWN was asking why McCain wasn't attacking Obama and Clinton, where is he?

Why should he attack them when they are doing such a wonderful job of attacking each other? Kick back, watch the blood flow, and go out then raise money for the real campaign while the press focuses on them, and all of their worst traits are displayed for the world. Good lord - why would you want to interrupt them when they are killing each other?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 10, 2008 8:23 AM

** Maybe the RNC should just buy ad time in the remaining Democrat primary races and run both their comments about each other. **

There's certainly precedent....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYXnL3ns3w8

Posted by: Kevin Whited at March 10, 2008 8:56 AM
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