Thursday, April 17, 2008
For the past week Barack Obama has been taking flak because he suggested that lower middle class whites were embittered by their lack of power. Because of this they turned to guns and religion and animosity toward people who didn’t look like them. He lost some points in that statement.
Big Bill said the Hillary “misspoke” about coming under fire in Bosnia because she was old and tired. Hillary loses some points for the misstatement. Bill loses lots of points and has to sleep on the couch—again.
Hillary brought up Barack’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who made anti-American statements. Both Hillary and Barack lose points, Barack for a suggestion of possible insufficient patriotism, Hillary for the perception of negative campaigning. Wright is old news, and Barack had already eloquently responded to the issue.
Hillary points out that Barack served on a board in Chicago with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers, now an English professor. (You have to be suspicious of English professor no matter what their background is.) Hillary looks as though she’s grasping at straws. When Ayers was part of the Weather Underground, Barack was eight years old. Anyway Big Bill had pardoned some members of the Weathermen.
Who won the debate? John McCain, no doubt about it.