Barack Obama is most certainly nervous. He made the biggest mistake of his life not selecting Hillary Clinton as his VP running mate and now he knows that John McCain capitalized on it big-time. Why else would he be taking pot shots at her record of experience?
“My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for the month,” Obama responded
First of all, he’s obscuring the facts. Governor Palin presides over the state of Alaska, not just her hometown of Wassilla. That’s akin to the argument, “My town’s bigger than your town”. Childish and below the office of the president.
Secondly, does the size of a person’s budget determine his ability to manage and lead? If so, then he’s denigrating all of those “less fortunate” people he’s so commonly “fighting for”. I’m more familiar with the saying, “He who is faithful in little is faithful in much”. The size of one’s budget doesn’t determine the character with which he manages it.
Finally, is Sarah Palin running for President? I don’t hear John McCain comparing his records with Joe Biden, he’s comparing himself to Obama. So why is Obama comparing his record with Sarah Palin’s? Because that’s the best he’s got.
Barack Obama’s biggest gun is shooting blanks. This is the best he can do. He know’s McCain’s got him licked by choosing a competent, consistent conservative… and she also just happens to be what Obama needs, a woman. Obama’s primary voting demographic needs to be women if he’s going to win in November and they are no longer a sure thing.
It’ll be interesting to see how long before he starts really laying into her the further and further he drops in the polls. I wonder if the women who currently intend to vote for him will agree with the way he’s comparing himself to her… kinda snooty.