Don't pluck the salt from your enemy's wounds
Posted by aogTuesday, 01 July 2008 at 23:25 TrackBack Ping URL

So Senator McCain is asking Senator Obama to dump Wesley Clark over Clark’s disparaging remarks. Obviously, given the timing, this is just McCain playing the game. But, if that’s so, wouldn’t McCain do better to just disparage Obama pretextually via Clark rather than try to get such a self wound inflicting loose cannon off the stage? It would be a good play against someone like President Bush, who is too loyal to his people, but Obama tosses people under the bus just to keep his abs in shape. Best not to give Obama any cover.

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Robert Duquette Saturday, 05 July 2008 at 10:33

It’s a good tactic. If Obama dumps Clark, he’ll look like he’s caving in to McCain. It’s like that irritating thing your older brother used to do to drive you nuts - he’d wait till you’re about to do something, like throw a ball, and then say “throw the ball!” You’d stop throwing the ball just to show you weren’t following his orders. Whatever Obama does with Clark will be a problem for him.

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