Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Glenn Reynolds: why isn't Obama praising the Bush Administration's Afghanistan policies?

Uh-oh. Obama's in big trouble.

With Bush followers:

Meanwhile, also from the Nashua Telegraph, is this rather inflammatory quote:

Campaign spokesman Reid Cherlin said Obama was not endorsing the current Bush policy, which consists solely of air raids and bombing of civilians.

Really? Solely? Evidence that the Obama campaign remains unready for primetime, I'm afraid.
Unready for primetime, indeed! I mean Cherlin may have said something mean about the Great Leader's Victory in Afghanistan. Why, Obama might as well pack it in.


The article Putz references is here. Read it for yourself. It's not entirely clear what Cherin said. But what is clear is that, to Putz, somehow Obama's campaign spokesman attacking Bush or even (gasp!) framing and perhaps over-simplifying a failed strategy of an unpopular President and an unpopular war is somehow a sign that Obama's campaign is struggling.

Let's review some recent actual quotes by actual GOP candidates which the nonpartisan ignored:
"There is a global jihadist movement ... And they've come together as Shi'a and Sunni and Hezbollah and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda with that intent."
“This is not a mayor or a governor or a president who’s sitting in an ivory tower,” he said. “I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers. … I was there working with them. I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I’m one of them.”
"All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus. All for Jesus."
No matter how outrageous or inaccurate or ridiculous the GOP candidates are, the nonpartisan looks the other way. But an Obama staffer attacks Bush and he's in trouble.

No wonder he's the right-wing's favorite blogger.

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