After Mitt Romney and John McCain criticized Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for their votes against the Iraq funding bill, Obama issued a response that included the follwing jab at McCain:
“And if there ever was a reflection of that it’s the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago….”
McCain just followed it up with a hook:
“By the way, Senator Obama, it’s a ‘flak’ jacket, not a ‘flack’ jacket.”
And good for McCain. This is indicative of a few things. Clearly, it benefits McCain to pick a fight with a leading Democrat on his strongest issue with the Republican base at a time when he is being savaged on immigration. It also provides a bit of a preview of how Republicans (particularly McCain) can attack Obama’s inexperience. Should be interesting to see how the young Senator responds.