Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama's Dukakis in a Tank Moment!

Folks, I've been waiting for a moment when the Obama campaign, already "punch-drunk" in my view from "PMS", Palin Meltdown Syndrome, really politically jumps the shark, ie, Dukakis-in-a-tank. This is Obama's Dukakis in a Tank Moment.

Their tiresome and non-convincing "McSame" theme has the line "John McCain admits he cannot send an email." Aha! Obama is computer Savvy and McCain is not. He's ready for the 21st Century.

Not. So. Fast.

War hero McCain handled fighter-bombers, which is a bit more complex than a PC.

McCain's war injuries sustained from torture are the real reason he doesn't email: “McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.”

Yet John McCain reads email nightly with the help of his wife Cindy:

The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits.
Nice going Obama. Insult millions of Americans who dont have email accounts, and denigrate a man for his war-induced disabilities. Wow, just wow.


UPDATE: I'm not alone in panning this dumb insult and blunder of an ad.
Powerline: Obama gets tough, shoots self in head. Jonah Goldberg NRO has more:
"In a similar vein I guess it's an outrage that the blind governor of New York David Paterson doesn't know how to drive a car. After all, transportation issues are pretty important. How dare he serve as governor while being ignorant of what it's like to navigate New York's highways."
Ouch! The Obama campaign's mocking of the disability of a war hero, is simultaneously offending old and poor non-internet-connected Americans, veterans and the disabled. No wonder a blogger calls it Epic Fail.

Ace of Spades notes -

Instapundit: Another unforced error from the Obama campaign - devastating comments:

  • don't these people know how to use Google? Or NEXIS? Or something?"
  • "I think they spent months trying to figure out how they can position Obama as better qualified than McCain, and basically came up with the fact that Obama can type."
  • "Such an intelligence blunder on the part of a President could cost lives."
  • "Which have less dexterity: John McCain's hands or Barack Obama's campaign strategists?"
  • "The American people can't help but notice a pattern here. Not only totally incompetent, but nasty and petty. And certainly not presidential."

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