Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ah, Presidential politics

Missed this a few days ago.

Barack Obama is warning supporters that the general election fight between him and John McCain may get ugly, but the Illinois senator is vowing not to back down.

"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," Obama said at a fundraiser in Philadelphia Friday, according to pool reports.

Uh huh. I hope he also brings a gun permit, a trigger lock, and a good lawyer. And a health care plan. In his next fantasy I suppose Obama will want to channel his inner Clint Eastwood, who once explained that "I've got a firm policy on gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be the one controlling it."
Yup, Barack Obama ready to shoot guns and be a badass. Now, of course, he's being hyperbolic here -- he wouldn't dare use a gun to fight off a potential stabber, would he? Wouldn't he negotiate and use his Winnie-the-Pooh diplomatic skills to ensure that his would-be murderer could see the error of his ways, and voluntarily disarm?

Sarcasm aside, I used to think Obama was slick, likeable, and smart. Lately, he seems tone-deaf, arrogant, and, well, kinda dumb. Of course, he's running against the Republicans, so he's not going to have too hard a time with any of it.