Oy… I’m sorry, but I simply can not believe that Barack Obama went there today:
“You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”
Way to go Barack, nothing like undermining the efforts of the entire Democratic party:
The comment threatened to undercut Obama’s efforts — and those of the entire Democratic Party — to portray the GOP presidential nominee -in – waiting as nothing more than an extension of Bush’s unpopular tenure. At the very least, it provides fodder Republicans can use to prop up McCain.
Hillary Clinton responded to Obama’s comments saying (with audience participation):
“Sen. Obama said today that John McCain would be better for the country than George Bush. Now, Sen. McCain is a real American patriot who has served our country with distinction, but Sen. McCain would follow the same failed policies that have been so wrong for our country the last seven years.
“Sen. McCain thinks it is okay to keep our troops in Iraq for the next 100 years. Is that better than George Bush?
“Sen. McCain will continue the failed economic policies of George Bush that have brought us deficit and increasing debt. Is that better than George Bush?
“Sen. McCain does not have a health care plan that will cover every American. In fact, we will have more and more uninsured Americans. Is that better than George Bush?
“Sen. McCain has no plans to end the housing foreclosure crisis or cut the cost of gas at the pump. Is that better than George Bush?
“We need a nominee who will take on John McCain, not cheer on John McCain, and I will be that nominee.”
Come on Obama… This is the guy who you just gave a boost to today: McCain: A Question of Temperament.
What on earth were you thinking… Oh, I know, the spokesmen have been chiming in, with the “he didn’t mean it,” obligatory lines and the Obamabots are making excuses.
Too late… The damage is done, because while you were busy painting John “I Have A Temper” McCain as “better than George Bush,” he was busy gearing up for taking you on in the general election. You may think you can’t be swift boated… But you know a little over four years ago many of us thought John Kerry couldn’t either. They will try… Yes, they will try. And McCain got in his practice shots today while you were saying he weas “better than George Bush.”
Can someone please pass the Alka Seltzer… I’m with Scan who’s been guest blogging at Taylor Marsh this weekend, Hillary is “The One I’ve Been Waiting For.” Because: “She has a real record. He doesn’t.”http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qep2x2QcJbQ