Saturday, July 26, 2008

Obama's foreign trip - McCain's criticism

As Senator Obama completes his quite-successful week-long trip to Afghanistan, the middle-east, and Europe, Senator McCain is criticizing Obama for holding speeches overseas:
"I'd love to give a speech in Germany... as president [not as a candidate]."
Of course, McCain himself has toured Europe, Colombia and Canada as a presidential candidate, and has even given a speech in Canada that was paid for by his campaign. [Maybe because the speech was a month ago, McCain forgot about it?]

Hopefully, the MSM will pick up Obama's rebuttal:
"It's hard for me to understand Sen. McCain's argument. He [McCain] was telling me I was supposed to take this trip. He suggested it, thought it was a good idea," [Senator Obama] told reporters... "John McCain has visited every one of these countries post-primary that I have. He has given speeches in Canada, in Colombia, Mexico. So it doesn't strike me that we've done anything different than the McCain campaign has done, which is to recognize that part of the job of the next president and commander-in-chief is to forge effective relationships with our allies."

Maybe John McCain come back with "I don't know where Obama got the idea that I have visited these countries and given speeches there as a presidential candidate." A la his debate answer on not knowing much about economics... God bless Tim Russert, I will miss him. Hopefully, Chuck Todd will continue the fine work, albeit online and not on MTP. [On MTP, I watched just one episode with Tom Brokaw... UGH.]

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