Time, Boston Globe, Newsday — this story is out of control now. Team Obama responds by accusing John McCain of “running an increasingly dishonorable campaign,” which will only add more fuel to the fire.
Did you know that Thursday will be the 36th anniversary of Thomas Eagleton’s resignation as George McGovern’s running mate? Just thought I’d mention that . . .
UPDATE: McCain’s spokesman on Fox News:
“He prioritizes throngs of fawning Germans over meeting with wounded combat troops in Germany. . . .
“I think there have been nine different excuses out of Barack Obama’s campaign as to why that trip and that visit never took place, and all of them fundamentally ignore one fact, which is that he couldn’t make time in his schedule to meet with wounded combat troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
This seems almost deliberately provocative, as if Team McCain were daring Obama to complain that it’s unfair — at which point they’ll turn around and accuse Obama of “whining.” This is the 95 mph fastball I was trying to warn the rookie about.