Elizabeth Scalia, reacting to the Obama campaign's focus on Big Bird of late:
Its an ad, and a focus, that betrays the campaign’s feelings about its own base: it says they think their base is full of sentimentalists, and so stupid that they think Big Bird and Sesame Street are more important, more pressing issues than oh, I don’t know, the economy, the increasingly volatile situations in Libya and Iran, the incompetence of the State Department, the scandalous waste of taxpayer money spent on “green” interests whose failures are ignored, the idea that we ran guns into Mexico without that government’s knowledge and people died…
Yeah, let’s talk about Big Bird.
Team Obama is out of steam and desperate. Even Sesame Street knows it. Whoever came up with that ad idea needs to be canned.
Obama’s campaign has wounded him with friendly fire. But like Alana Goodman, I have wondered for a while why Obama is running for re-election when he seems to hate the joband find its requirements beneath him.
You know how sometimes a soldier will shoot himself in the foot? Perhaps a self-inflicted wound on the battlefield is meant to get him an honorable discharge and sent home?
I’m really all for that.
She's got more and it's worth your time.
I truly hope she's right about his desire to be sent home. And I hope even more that America will grant his desire on November 6.