These guys have no clue as to how the nomination of Sarah Palin will play here in the heartland:
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
Um, last time I looked, Alaska bordered Canada and Russia, and between energy and fishing rights, off the top of my head, I’d be very surprised if Gov. Palin hasn’t had to deal with both of those neighbors (and Japan) at least a couple of times over the last year or so. Which would be a couple of times more than Sen. Obama has had to deal with foreign governments as anything more than a visiting foreign dignitary.
In other words, as Vox Day puts it, the Dems warn us against putting the inexperienced Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency while “the Obama campaign, on the other hand, offers the opportunity to put a man with no experience of any kind outside of law school and the legislative branch even closer!”
And don’t think Joe and Jane Sixpack out here in Flyoverland won’t know it, because comments like Burton’s will make the point so clearly that the Republicans won’t have to. Team Obama obviously hasn’t learned a thing from the way they pissed off big chunks of small town Middle America with their candidate’s condescending remarks about their guns and religion.