Monday, April 21, 2008

Obama proposes an American triumvirate

Barack Obama had this to say at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania yesterday:

"You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain. And all three of us would be better than George Bush."

Bush must be pleased to hear that it would take the combined efforts of three senators to match his prowess at leadership.

Even if Obama had said what he meant--"Any one of us would be better than George Bush"-- and even if it were true, it's probably not something he should say on the campaign trail. Clinton wasted no time in criticizing Obama for failing to toe the Democrat line and perpetuate the absurd "McBush" myth. Her suggestion that Obama was "cheering on" McCain is a bit much, but she has a point. If the Democrats fail to conflate McCain and Bush in the minds of swing voters come November, they won't stand a chance.