Agence France- Presse reported yesterday:
Barack Obama savaged his Republican rival John McCain Wednesday for running a dishonorable campaign that aides to the Democrat said smacked of "reckless" desperation.Is what we've just read the “new politics” from the “Yes, we can” candidate who says he's “post-racial?”
In some of the most vehement attacks yet heaped on the Arizona senator by the Obama camp during this White House campaign, the Illinois senator said he honored McCain's public service but not the manner of his electioneering.
Coinciding with a new poll suggesting McCain has overhauled Obama among voters nationally, Obama's senior foreign policy adviser Susan Rice portrayed the Republican as a hot-head who could not be trusted to stay cool under fire.
McCain's "tendency is to shoot first and to ask questions later," she said on a conference call alongside former White House anti-terrorism adviser Richard Clarke, who called the Republican "trigger-happy" and "reckless." …
IMO Sen. Obama sounds just like what his old friend and mentor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, called "a typical politician."
AFP's story ends:
Obama argues McCain wants to keep US troops bogged down indefinitely in Iraq, and has vowed to begin troop withdrawals with the goal of getting most US combat soldiers out of the country within 16 months.Whose questioning Obama’s patriotism? If he mentioned anyone by name and specific comment, I missed it.
On Tuesday, Obama complained at what he views as slanders on his patriotism, after McCain said the day before that the Democrat had put his personal political ambition before US national interests on Iraq policy.
"Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country," Obama said in North Carolina.
What about you? The entire story's here.
Is Obama once again engaging in another of his "they're injecting" claims without anything specific or substantial to back his vicious charges?
Is there anyone reading this who doesn't know it's Obama's judgment and lack of experience people are questioning?
You know: all 57 states. That's "above my pay grade." And grandma is a "typical white person."
A few closing thoughts: here in North Carolina a lot of people don’t buy the line that he and Michelle Obama never heard any of the vile racism and anti-Americanism that's spewed forth from Rev. Jeremiah Wright for decades.
We wonder why they attended his church for almost 20 years.
We wonder why they brought their children to Wright’s church for religious instruction.
And most of us don’t like being called racists for wondering about those things.
We hope the Obamas will answer those questions.