September 9, 2008

DOUBLING DOWN ON A LOSING HAND:

Obama rejects Bush Iraq withdrawal plan (AP, 9/09/08)

Obama has seen his poll number slide after McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate and has since been on the defensive as the veteran Arizona senator seized on his central campaign theme of changing Washington and tried to make it his own.

The first-term Illinois senator has also campaigned on a pledge to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months of becoming president, and Bush's announcement allows him to refocus attention away from Palin and onto the two wars being fought by American troops, an issue that U.S. voters have turned away from in their anxiety over the shaky economy.


We are so clearly winning that voters aren't concerned about it anymore, giving him a golden opportunity to just move on and hope people forget how spectacularly wrong he and his running mate were about the war. So what does he do?

There's no genteel way to say this, but if he were white it would be conventional wisdom that he's the dumbest national candidate since Dan Quayle.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 9, 2008 7:04 PM
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