If Barack can’t handle the stress of campaigning, how in the world will he cope with being President? During the past week we have seen a series of troubling gaffes by Barack Obama that strongly suggest he lacks the intellect and toughness to hold up under pressure. How else to explain his claim to have visited “57” states, his repeated confusion in referring to NBC’s Matt Lauer as “Tim,” and waxing nostalgic about his father’s flag draped coffin.
When Dan Quayle performed in this fashion, the media was swift to label him a moron. And the media was relentless going after Hillary for her Bosnia sniper blooper. And you can be sure that if John “McCranky” McCain makes these kinds of verbal blunders the media would replay these as evidence he’s too old, too senile, or too addled to handle the job of being President. But the press is giving poor, tired Barack a pass. Are they afraid to focus on these failings for fear of being labeled “rascist’s?” The double standard is astonishing.
It is time to acknowledge that Obama lacks the stamina and mental toughness to endure the pressures he would face if elected President.
Check out the video evidence:
Here you can listen to Barack repeatedly call Matt Lauer “Tim” (as in Tim Russert). Perhaps, by being tired, he is simply affirming that Matt is just a typical white person and that all white people look alike.
Then there is the flagged draped coffin.
Howard Kurtz noted the oddity of Barack referring to his “father’s” flag draped coffin. Only problem, Barack’s dad died a Kenyan. He was not entitled to having the U.S. flag swaddling his coffin. Barack really meant to say “grandfather.” (If you have a video of his speech on Tuesday night talking about this let me know.)
Nit picking you say? Really? Well then why criticize Hillary for one comment about taking sniper fire in Bosnia. Let’s ignore Dan Quayle’s spelling errors. And let’s give McCain a preemptive pass for seeming confused, when it happens. It if is good for one it is good for all.
For Republicans there is a bright side. They can now rebut any attack on McCain’s alleged non compos mentis. Just roll tape. There are 58 states in America and Barack has visited 57 of them.