This afternoon on Hardball, Chris Matthews offered Barack Obama a great retort to the Clinton’s comment about his “experience.”
Over the weekend, President Clinton remarked about his experience to Bloomberg TV. In an apparent response to comments that he was – like Obama – young and inexperienced when he ran in 1992, he said:
“I was the senior governor in America. I had been head of any number of national organizations that were related to the major issue of the day, which is how to restore America’s economic strength.”
Matthews said that if he were Obama, he’d retort:
“So, you and Hillary were so experienced that you thought it a good idea to authorize President Bush to take the American Army into Arabia, where it is now stuck? You were experienced enough to think that invading a third world Islamic country would not create a problem from which we would find it brutal to escape? It is experience like that that I, Barack Obama, promise not to repeat.”
Oh if only, if only. Good idea, Chris – keep dreaming. Unfortunately, though, he’s starting to get that deer-in-the-headlights look that comes when the suits have gotten their hands on a candidate – you know, the establishment leftie shapers and spinsters, the handlers that helped iron any sense of authenticity out of Gore and Kerry, ultimately leading to the failures of those campaigns.
And now, Hillary is helping us slide into war with Iran with her antagonistic Senate vote last week. That any anti-war voter would support her is baffling to me.