Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Uh, What I Meant Was…

This picture seems to be a physical representation of the McCain camp’s campaign strategy as of late. From acknowledging that the economy is fundamentally strong to slamming Wall Street “fats cats” that are connected to his campaign contributions, McCain has been digging himself deeper and deeper into a hole in the ground. Now we can see why their campaign strategy has had to resort to lies and a hockey mom!

The latest snafu involved McCain campaign surrogate Carly Fiorina who stated this morning that Sarah Palin doesn’t have the experience to run a major company. When asked by an on-air personality for St. Louis’ KTRS Radio, “Do you think [Sarah Palin] has the experience to run a major company, like Hewlett Packard?"

"No, I don't," responded Fiorina. "But you know what? That's not what she's running for." And it got worse. In an attempt to clarify her comments on MSNBC, Fiorina explained, "I don't think John McCain could run a major corporation ... " Oops, she did it again.

Seriously, I think I could do a better job representing John McCain. The Obama campaign rightly took advantage of the gaffe, “If John McCain’s top economic advisor doesn’t think he can run a corporation, how on Earth can he run the largest economy in the world in the midst of a financial crisis? Apparently even the people who run his campaign agree that the economy is an issue John McCain doesn’t understand as well as he should,” said Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor. Zing!

Check out the awkwardness here:

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