Tuesday, July 29, 2008

McCain's Criticism of Obama Backfires

The McCain campaign is in really sorry shape. Is there a reason McCain wants to be president because I haven't seen one. He certainly hasn't proposed anything.
It's Obama this and Obama that. I think it's McCain who thinks Obama is the Chosen One.
John McCain has been charging that since Obama couldn't bring an entourage to the wounded soldiers hospital, he opted not to go. That is a bunch of bunk as the Washington Post has now figured out:
But there is no evidence that Obama ever planned to bring anyone to the hospital other than a single military adviser, whose status as a campaign staffer sparked last-minute concern among Pentagon officials that the visit would be an improper political event. The Obama campaign has cited those concerns as the reason for canceling Obama's visit.

After being asked repeatedly for the "reports" McCain was talking about on "Larry King Live," McCain's campaign staff provided three examples, none of which made the allegation that Obama had wanted to bring media to the hospital.

Instead, all three reports -- from Fox News, The Washington Post, and MSNBC -- mentioned that the Pentagon had informed Obama of the prohibition against media and campaign visits, leaving the readers and viewers to make the leap about Obama's motive -- as the McCain campaign clearly wanted.

Obama and his top aides have all denied that the campaign ever planned to take reporters or cameras or additional campaign staff to the hospital. "Absolutely, unequivocally wrong," spokesman Tommy Vietor e-mailed just moments after McCain's "Larry King" appearance.

That is supported by reporters who traveled with Obama.

McCain and his pals are so desperate that they're resorting to this and this and this and this.
In fact, you'll note here that Obama had the grace not to blame the Pentagon but to heed the warning.
McCain needs to go back to the drawing board and get a platform, instead of negative attacks. He's just digging a deep hole.