Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dumb and Dumber? Biden says Clinton might have been a better pick.

Less than 24 hours after Barak's now infamous "Lipstick on a pig" remark, Joe Biden emerged from the media shadows to tell a townhall forum crowd that not only is Hillary immensely qualified to be the President and/or Vice President "Frankly, she may have been a better pick than me.".

Clearly Biden was sucking up to Hillary supporters, but what he said was that his boss' first presidential level decision, the choice of vice president, was a mistake. This after Obama went to great lengths to convince people that his decision had nothing to do with any personal animosity toward Hillary or the fact that she's a woman. He maintained he thought long and hard and picked just the right guy. The guy he picked disagrees.

The McCain campaign has to be loving this. The hits just keep on coming. They need to be careful though. At this point they should switch gears and focus on the McCain message rather than continuing to spotlight the opposition. If they keep trying to hammer on Obama's campaign for its mis-steps, they run the risk of becoming the bullies. Nobody likes a bully.

When your opposition is in self-destruct mode, don't get involved. Just go about your business and let it happen. Are the McCain folks sharp enough to do this? We'll see. This election is still wide open.

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