On The Road Again… Visiting 57 States

On The Road Again…. Barack Obama’s been on the road for so damn long now he can’t remember how many states there are in America:

Obviously Obama’s “tired” — who wouldn’t be after months of campaigning. Marc Ambinder thinks if John McCain had said it, the “media would be all up in his grill, accusing him of a senior moment.” Maybe… It just seems like 50 states is a number that is ingrained in everyone’s memory though…

But as the LA Times Blog, Top Of The Ticket explains, Obama’s was quick to explain aways his gaffe later in the day: 

At a later stop Obama was talking with reporters and expressed concern he’d also mis-stated the number of potential cyclone victims in Burma. He said, “”I hope I said 100,000 people the first time instead of 100 million. I understand I said there were 57 states today. It’s a sign that my numeracy is getting a little, uh.” At that point, an aide cut him off and ushered journalists out. Before he could mis-speak again?

It’s certainly not a fatal campaign gaffe on Obama’s part, but it makes for some blogospheric conversation on a Friday… There’s discussion primarily from the wingnut faction of the Sphere at:  Power Line, Althouse, Classical Values, The New Editor, Macsmind, Weekly Standard Blog, Instapundit.com, American Power, JustOneMinute, Ed Driscoll.com, TigerHawk, NewsBusters.orgThe ImpoliticThe Moderate Voice and TalkLeft.

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Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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4 Responses to On The Road Again… Visiting 57 States

  1. FISHER says:

    How tired does one have to be to forget how many states there are??

    Besides, I thought he took Wednesday and Thursday off.

    And frankly, to be fair, if McCranky had said this, the press would have eaten him alive.

  2. Don Hannaford says:

    If gas is $4.00 a gallon, If the Iraq war is still going bad, if we are in a recession, If President Bush’s approval rating is at 30%, Who really cares if McCain is too old, lost his bearings,whether he voted for Bush or not, whether he can’t tell sunni from Shia, Whether or not Reverend Wright or Ayers will hurt Obama, or that Hamas wants Obama to win, or if Obama wears a lapel pin (Neither Clinton nor McCain wear one) or whether he misspoke of 57 states,whether we care if Clinton came under fire in Bosnia. People are worried about the real issues: Gas Prices, The War, The economy. The people will want CHANGE!!!!

  3. kcowley says:

    Eh, 57, 48 what’s the difference? Just numbers.

  4. Peace Out For Unity says:

    57 states ? He may walk on the moon next week ! Has he done that too ? Say what you mean and mean what you say,vote Clinton !