Obama just can't help himself, can he?
Yet another Republican talking point from Mr. Waffle:
Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for "straight talk and honesty" on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.
"Straight talk, straight talk..." I just know I've heard some candidate use that before... Now, who could it be? Surely a Democrat...
Nothing about that little paragraph is good.
If people want a Republican, they're going to vote for a real Republican, not a fake one. Obama's not stealing voters from McCain, he's just reaching.
And if Obama wants to pivot to the economy now, all I can say that it's a little too late. There's a campaign that won on "It's the economy, stupid," and that campaign didn't have to do any pivots at all. Somehow, I think the Unity Pony is going to be harder for Obama to shove under the bus that Wright was, because a lot of people foolishly bought into the idea...
UPDATE I've never had that happen, a link change from one story to another. WTF? Anyhow, yes indeed:
- Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the debate dispute to a new level, challenging her opponent Barack Obama to face off with her in a debate without a moderator, Lincoln-Douglas style.
What a smart, smart move. And I'm sure we'll see the OFB rushing to post in favor of it, given that the real problem with the last debate was the moderators. Haw.
So, what do people think Obama's response will be? Haw.