NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican John McCain was "losing his bearings" for repeatedly suggesting the Islamic terrorist group Hamas preferred Obama for president.Obama’s response was primarily related to McCain’s statements that he “doesn’t believe in negative smear campaigning.” In that context, he was purportedly talking about the shifting direction of McCain’s moral compass.
That brought an angry response from McCain's campaign, which accused Obama of trying to make an issue of McCain's age.
Age is a touchy subject for McCain, who turns 72 in August and would be the oldest person to be sworn in as president if elected.
But the McCain campaign, perhaps mirroring the candidates noted reputation both as a hothead and a bit of a simpleton, thought Obama was saying that McCain lost his marbles!
All I can say is that if Obama’s comment was straightforward, then McCain is going to be quite entertaining with his constant defensiveness about his age.
And if Obama deliberately chose his words to imply the double meaning in order to goad McCain, then I really can’t wait to see him take on McCain in the debates!
And Joe Lieberman is doing his part to keep McCain from looking like the most oblivious person on the campaign trail: