Posts Tagged ‘bad judgment’

A Tale Of Bad Judgment: Barack Obama Back On His Heels

September 10, 2008

Barack Obama has played enough basketball to understand three terms: defense, underdog, and losing.

In a rather dramatic turnaround from just a short time ago, his campaign is experiencing all three of them.

An Associated Press article titled, “Analysis: Obama is back on defense against McCain,” provides a sketch of Barack Obama’s problems.

The man who so often and so confidently proclaimed his superior judgment may well lose because of two very bad decisions: the decision not to seek Hillary Clinton as his running mate, and his decision to break his promise to accept public campaign financing. (more…)

Inexperienced Obama Makes Experience The Issue

August 29, 2008

Politico has the Obama campaign reaction to John McCain’s VP pick, Gov. Sarah Palin:

Obama spokesman Bill Burton: Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.

When Barack Obama ran in the Democratic primaries, he was far away the least experienced candidate.  But it didn’t matter then.  He had “hope” and “change” on his side.  When Barack Obama began to run against John McCain, he was even farther away-er the lest experienced candidate.  But it didn’t matter then, either.  The man who opposed the surge – and the victory it has brought us in Iraq – said it was all about his “judgment.”

Now we get to see his poor judgment in action again.