By far, the Obama campaign has been the best run political organization this year. Today, they either made a mistake or panicked. It is a good indicator of how badly the Obama campaign thinks McCain’s POW-driven biography is hurting Obama with the independent voters they are both chasing.
Sen Obama claimed during an ABC interview on Sunday that he considered military service, but rejected the idea because we were not at war. Reread that — in effect, he rejected the idea of military service, because his odds of serving in combat were not high enough. If he had said he considered it because we were not at war, that at least would ring more honest. When you combine it with the fact that this Obama-thought escaped mention in his thirty-something hyper-introspective autobiography and that no other factors in his background suggests that volunteering for war was a plausible alternative to college, ‘finding himself,’ and recreational drug use, as self-described in his book, that makes the claim literally unbelievable. A rare misstep for the campaign.