Monday, May 26, 2008

And Where, Sen. Obama, Did They Bury The Survivors?

Addressing a Memorial Day crowd Monday, Sen. Barack Obama made an interesting observation:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.

That's right: Sen. Obama sees "fallen heroes" attending his speech. At least, I think it was Sen. Obama. It could have been Bruce Willis.

Now, the senator obviously misspoke--something I do on the air everyday--so it's no big and of itself. But something is happening to Barack Obama and it's starting to be a trend. He's getting a reputation as the "one-man gaffe machine."

I first heard this from Michelle Malkin a couple of weeks ago. Then Jake Tapper jumped on it for ABC this weekend. Now the audience full of dead people, and the trend is starting to take on a life of its own.

Yes, George W. Bush is at least as bad, if not worse. But this could end up being a significant problem for Sen. Obama if it amplifies the "ready on Day One" issue. The fact is, Sen. Obama clearly isn't ready to be president. Most voters know that, but they either really like him and don't care; or they really hate the GOP and care even less.

Constantly misstating your positions and not knowing what town you're in don't inspire confidence. Right now they're just kind of funny. But if they continue, fewer voters will still be laughing.