I’m sorry to say I haven’t had much time since I got back from my weekend trip to blog. The returns are in from the Wisconsin primary and it’s Obama and McCain, yet again. In a preview of what’s to come if Obama is the Democratic nominee, John McCain “took a swipe against Obama” in his victory speech which “focused on the fight against terrorism.”
“I will work hard to make sure Americans aren’t deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change,” McCain said.
The presumed Republican nominee also knocked his likely Democratic opponent by taking a shot at the “confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate.”
Ouch… The writing is on the wall, I am sorry to say. I am dubious whether hope and change will be enough for Obama to go toe to toe against McCain in the general election debates.
McCain also took a swipe at Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, who stepped in it on Monday and raised the patriotism alarm with the right wingers:
“I have never lived a day, in good times or bad, that I haven’t been proud of the privilege” of being an American, said McCain. “Don’t tell me what we can’t do. Don’t tell me we can’t make our country stronger and the world safer. We can. We must. And when I’m President we will.”
Michelle Obama has been criticized for saying in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country . . . not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”
ABC News reports, “McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker called the swipe at Obama, “a preview of things to come.”” I’ll repeat, I am dubious whether Obama can hold his own with McCain and I honestly wish I was not. The right wing will push McCain’s experience to the max. McCain got a boost with the moderates in Wisconsin today, which could actually play badly for Obama in the general election. Time will tell.