Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RNC, Obama and Auschwitz

Okay, this campaign is really getting stupid. Barack Obama made an innocent mistake when he talked about his great-uncle's participation in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp. Obama said it was Auschwitz, while it was actually Buchenwald. I'm no fan of Obama, but I just can't see anything sinister about his remarks.

An RNC spokesman said this raises "questions about [Obama's] judgment and his readiness to lead as commander in chief", according to's Political Ticker. Indeed, we have seen the dangers of a president who mixes up two different places and two different threats, like Iraq and Iran or Iraq and Al-Qaeda. One guy misspoke. The other mishandled the United States and the world. Quite a difference, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how in the self-proclaimed 'greatest democracy in the world' campaigning for the presidential elections really means trying to dig as much dirt as possible on the other guy. I used to follow the nominations race quite closely on Fox and CNN, but only until I had my overdose of syllable-by-syllable quote mining, endless straw man production and other general manifestations of negative campaigning.