Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Obama=Carter?


I think I'm going to have to agree with Oliver Willis that it's exciting that Senator McCain found an analogy for Obama that involved a politician from the last century instead of the 19th(William Jennings Bryan!?), but it still hits the "I'm an out of touch old man" notes to bring up Jimmy Carter to most people methinks.

I'm sure Rush Limbaugh listeners think it's a witty rejoinder and quite apropos, since they're the Rove Republicans who think they can still win elections by screaming "Liberal! Liberal! Liberal!"... but really, anyone who actually remembers the Carter years is in their 40's or older, so for 46% of voters, he might as well just made a Grover Cleveland reference.

Regardless, I hope he does think it's incredibly witty and keeps reinforcing Obama's messaging by saying "“Senator Obama says that I’m running for a Bush’s third term...", as I don't really care what he puts after the dot dot dot.