Wolfson is the same Clinton spokesperson that brought up Ken Starr. Now this inanity:
On a conference call with reporters and several prominent military supporters of Clinton’s presidential bid, spokesman Howard Wolfson was asked: if Obama is not ready to lead in times of crisis, how can he be considered for the vice presidency?
“We do not believe that Senator Obama has passed the commander in chief test,” said Wolfson. “But there is a long way between now and Denver.”
He did not say what Obama might be able to do to get ready in the months before the Democratic convention this August.
Obama’s not ready now, so don’t vote for him. But he could well be ready to be C-in-C by summer, so we’ll take him as VP? This is their offical statement and strategy? Are they trying to insult us with stupidity? They’re succeeding. Does the Clinton camp think through anything? The NYT says actually, no they don’t: the Clinton campaign is a free for all from a managerial (Commander in Chief?) standpoint with lots of infighting and sniping:
Mrs. Clinton accepted or seemed unaware of the intense factionalism and feuding that often paralyzed her campaign and that prevented her aides from reaching consensus on basic questions like what states to fight in and how to go after Mr. Obama, of Illinois
Senator Clinton: please fire this Wolfson bozo for our collective sanity. I don’t think I can take much more of this nonsense.
I find it ironic, I remember the celebration of Clinton Gore in 92′ where I think the song was “Don’t stop thinking about tommorow”. There was hope, excitement, change in the air. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is becoming anti-hope and about military bravado. Aren’t we done with leaders pounding their chests about how tough we need to be? Isn’t that what got us into this mess? Aren’t we trying to move into a post-Bush era without the scorched earth politics and rebuild America’s image in the world?
The message I hear from the Clinton camp under all this banter: when you’re losing, there’s no point in keeping your integrity. Ug.
Pre-rebuttal meme: “A Monster”… Powers… instantly fired.