Obama plays the "age" card
Suddenly the guy who wants the "new" kind of politics...they guy who the mainstream media tells us is "post partisan"...has decided to play, well, politics. In this case, it's his subtle attempt to play the "age card" in his soon-to-be campaign against John McCain.
Sen. Barack Obama yesterday accused presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain of "losing his bearings," prompting the Arizona senator's campaign to say the younger man was attacking Mr. McCain's age.
Mr. Obama was asked in an appearance on CNN to respond to Mr. McCain's saying on the campaign trail that Hamas favors the Democrat for president.
"This is offensive and I think it's disappointing, because John McCain always says, well, I'm not going to run that kind of politics," Mr. Obama said yesterday, adding that "that kind of smear I think is unfortunate, particularly since my policy toward Hamas has been no different than his.
"For him to toss out comments like that I think is an example of him losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination. We don't need name-calling in this debate."
Pay no mind to the fact that the good folks over at Hamas have indeed said Obama is their favorite among the current candidates for President.
Hamas' top political adviser, Ahmed Yousef, embraced the Obama campaign Sunday in an interview on WABC radio, saying, "We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will [win] the election."
He compared the Illinois senator to President John F. Kennedy, saying he was a "great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance."
Could it be because they know Barry went to a church which reprinted a copy of their manifesto on their website??
So, as far as this goes, it seems McCain's bearings are just fine.