Disappointed in Obama's Behavior
In the last couple days, Obama said something that I think is quite true:
Clinton is a game player who uses "slash and burn" tactics and will say whatever people want to hear.
Clinton responded with [paraphrased]:
Look beyond all the whoop dee do speech-making and take a hard look at who's got the know-how to deal with the nation's burdens. ( ... Why, Obama is, of course, Senator. )
It's expected that Clinton would bite at Obama's ankles, but it just seems Obama has started to sound like her lately, in terms of negative attacks. Actually, that in and of itself doesn't bother me, because I think there's a time to fight back. BUT, wasn't the time to fight back during the debate? He betrayed himself in two key ways:
1. Part of his campaign message so far has been that he's trying to stick to issues; be above the fray.
2. Poor judgement: If he were going to go negative and attack character, why the HELL didn't he do so during the debate when the Bosnia question came up, while he had everyone's full attention? Why did he instead say Clinton and he had "both made mistakes" (as if her bundle of lies were mistakes and comparable to his behavior), letting her off the hook for being a fatally toxic candidate, and then start attacking her character only AFTER the debate (hypocritically)??
I'm basically an Obama supporter, but he's coming across now as a hypocritical wimp. Still, the other two candidates are not an option for me.