Obama surrogate Wesley Clark attacks McCain: Democratic Campaign reaches a new low
Interestingly Barack Obama has usually been fulsome in his praise of John McCain's war record. Nevertheless the attack by Wesley Clark on John McCain certainly came about with the approval of Obama. Obviously Obama is endeavouring to be a little too cunning for his own good. He lacks the gravitas necessary to attack McCain's experience. So instead he uses a surrogate in the form of retired General Wesley Clark.
Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be President, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS Face the Nation. He also,sniped at McCain’s military service. Barack Obama told a group of donors in Jacksonville, Fla Friday night last that Republicans would try to make voters afraid of him, and suggested they would use his race to scare up votes for John McCain. Here he is playing with fire. It is he who is introducing race into the campaign and not John McCain. Obama's approach is the most cunning and the most devious adopted by any Democratic Presidential candidate in the last thirty years.
He is using a multipronged approach. He is injecting race into the campaign to galvanise the African American vote. He then attempts to insulate himself from attack by insinuating that any criticism is motivated by racial considerations. Indeed many in the Clinton campaign believe that similar dirty political tactics by the Obama campaign cost Hillary the nomination. He is now using a surrogate to attack McCain's military record in an attempt to neutralise McCain's advantage in terms of experience. He avoids many of the issues like the plague. Speeches are usually full of empty rhetoric but devoid of substance.
So much for the change promised by Obama. It is a chimera.