Sen. Obama must be feeling down today...
by cjbardy, Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 07:29:54 PM EDT
I understand Sen. Obama, periodically, when he is feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost his appeal. (parody of Obama) That can be the only explanation for Obama's emotional attack on Sen. Clinton today as detailed in CNN's Political Ticker and on MSNBC.
Obama was described by CNN as "visibly agitated" with his "voice rising", as he responded to Sen. Clinton's retorts to his comments about people in small-town America as being "bitter" about their economic lot, and therefore clinging to religion and guns, as he said; "She knows better. Shame on her. Shame on her." Although his response had a shrill component, there was no report of any cackling on his part.
Obama then decided to throw the kitchen sink at Clinton. In a feeble attempt to get back at Clinton and to demean her support of the Second Amendment right to gun ownership, he accused her of "talking like she's Annie Oakley...packing a six-shooter."
Obama went on to note that he has consistently spoken about his support of the Second Amendment ABC News Political Radar. In the interest of accuracy, however, I will note that Obama has stated that he "not in favor of concealed weapons" whereas both Clinton and McCain are opposed to out-lawing them. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 4/2/08. It is noted by CNN that Obama supports a national law against carrying concealed weapons, with exceptions only for retired police and military personnel.
Obama's emotional response and inaccurate attempt to make his position on the Second Amendment comparable to Sen. Clinton's, demonstrates that Obama and his campaign advisors are in a bit of a panic over his recent gaffe, and their fear that he will not be able to count on the vote of small-town America in the upcoming primaries. It also demonstrates that he is not used to the negative media response he is getting now, and doesn't know how to respond.
It most certainly raises serious questions about Sen. Obama's electability in the general election should he be the nominee.