The fairy tale candidacy 2

Down is up, in Clintonworld:

He has 700,000 more votes, a 100-delegate lead and has won far more states, and they act as if they’d be doing the country a great service to pick him as their VP?

The irony isn’t lost on Obama:

In the middle part of the video, Obama moves on to a second, salient consideration. Given that Obama lacks the experience necessary to be Commander-in-Chief — for so the Clintons claim — how then can they tout him as their choice for Vice President?

Senior advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Monday sought to reconcile the campaign’s assertion that rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has not passed the “commander-in-chief test” with the Clintons’ hints in recent days that the New York senator would tap Obama as a running mate.

Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s chief spokesman, said during a conference call with reporters that Clinton would not pick a running mate who has not met the “national security threshold” — as Clinton’s military advisers and Wolfson put it on the call — but that it is possible Obama could meet that threshold by this summer’s Democratic convention.

You just need to hit the books, Obama. That dread lack of foreign policy experience is nothing that a little cramming couldn’t fix.

Jonathan Chait notes that campaign spin often results in inadvertent comedy, but adds:

The claim that Obama isn’t ready to be president isn’t ordinary spin, it’s the central rationale for Clinton’s candidacy. Now her campaign is tacitly admitting it’s pure bullshit, just something she has to say to get elected.

Then there are the many other reasons to consider Obama suspect. From the Oregonian:


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JewishAtheist
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 10:56:01

    She’s really starting to piss me off. Great cartoon.


  2. Bridgett
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 11:36:47

    Starting to???

    In the end, whatever happens, I will be able to say two things to my children that I am proud of: I marched against the Iraq war before it started, and I always disliked Hillary Clinton.


  3. Ozymandias
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 16:59:26

    I will be able to say two things to my children that I am proud of: I marched against the Iraq war before it started

    That might not turn out to be such a good thing.


  4. nebcanuck
    Mar 14, 2008 @ 21:42:09

    He’s a great speachmaker, that much is clear.

    I think the point about the inexperience factor is great. Making her eat her own word, and in such a mild-mannered way, is a sweet, sweet victory IMO.


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