This is kind of weird.
“I want to wait and hear what John Edwards has to say, he’s kind of good-looking,” Obama envisioned Iowa caucus-goers from the small town of Clinton telling themselves. During an appearance in West Burlington, Iowa, the phrase appeared again, this time with Edwards as “kind of cute.”
Here’s the uncharitable interpretation, set forth at greater length at Sadly, No: Obama is subtly trying to push the notion that Edwards is too pretty to be taken seriously; that he’s kind of Breck Girl-ish; that he’s, well, maybe Ann Coulter was right after all. Bear in mind also that Obama, like Sen. Clinton, initially booted his response to General Pace’s ghastly comments on homosexuality — though Obama, like Clinton, later corrected the initial mistake.
If anyone’s got a more charitable interpretation of Obama’s weird comments, I’m listening. For now, this looks to me like a really stupid thing for Obama to be doing, and he should stop it.