I was on back to back
catfights conference calls between the Obama and Clinton campaigns this morning as they traded sharply worded assaults upon one another over the issue of NAFTA, trustworthiness and credibility. The Obama campaign is condemning Hillary for, as they say, lying about her role in NAFTA, while their opponent condemns their negative tactics after calling for an end to the politics of old.
Frankly I'm fed up with them both for all of this fighting and bickering. Trading jabs is one thing but crawling all the way into the sinkhole of negative politics against one another isn't winning them any votes, not here or anywhere. People are sick and tired of this argument, this catfighting, this bickering. The candidate to go after, the one Democrats everywhere will judge both of them on, is John McCain.
John McCain is the winner in all of this. He's over in Iraq conflating Al Qaeda, the insurgents, Iran and making a complete fool of himself and destroying any credibility he has in foreign policy and Senators Clinton and Obama are here destroying each other. It's bad politics. It's bad politics because Democratic voters, and remember Pennsylvania is a closed primary state, want to see which of these candidates can win in the fall. They want to see which one will go after John McCain and the continuation of the Bush Administration. They don't want to witness this carnage, this crap, this infighting.
The surest way to pick up the support of Democrats is to go after the Republicans, not one another.
If you agree let's all send a message to both campaigns to concentrate their fire where it counts. John McCain's major gaffes this week were swallowed up in the media by the fighting between the Dems. He got off nearly scot free because Obama and Clinton were completely focused on one another.