Barack Obama today called for the media, blogs, and public in general to avoid discussion of the candidates and their families’ private lives. He’s absolutely right about that, as I noted.
The McCain campaign is indignant, demanding that everyone
Leave the kids alone. Leave the kids alone. This is an election about the future of the country.
If only McCain had heeded his own campaign’s admonishment ten years ago when he joked about then 18 year old Chelsea Clinton:
Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
Because her father is Janet Reno.
Shameless and absurd. Hypocrites.
John McCain, in an attack on Barack Obama’s patriotism, says that Obama would rather lose a war than risk losing an election. He also frequently says that he’s so patriotic that he doesn’t care about any particular election — he always puts country first.
Nobody who lives permanently on planet Earth believes Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. She’s the former mayor of a town with fewer than 9,000 inhabitants and has been governor of a state with barely more than half a million residents for less than two years. She has no known foreign policy views and no national security experience. Before today, McCain had only met Palin once.
McCain selected Palin to capture the votes of women — particularly those disaffected by Hillary Clinton’s loss in the Democratic primary. McCain’s transparent targeting of Clinton voters was evident from the start, with Palin herself praising Hillary for showing such “determination and grace in her presidential campaign.”
Barack Obama picked Joe Biden. Whatever you think of his politics — and I agree with them of course — you simply cannot argue that he’s not ready to be president.
So who cares more about the country than an election?