First he was Muslim, then an Islamic terrorist, and now he’s a socialist according to John McCain:
…[In] an interview, published Friday in The Kansas City Star…Mr. McCain suggested that Mr. Obama might be a socialist. At a campaign event in Kansas City on Thursday, Mr. McCain accused Mr. Obama of having the “most extreme” voting record in the Senate. When The Star asked about the comment, he said Mr. Obama had taken positions “more to the left than the announced socialist in the U.S. Senate, Bernie Sanders of Vermont.” The reporter then asked Mr. McCain if he thought Mr. Obama himself was a socialist. “I don’t know,” Mr. McCain answered.
First, Bernie Saunders has never “announced” he was a socialist. This is the first I’ve heard that calling yourself an independent means you are a socialist. Under those terms, Joe Lieberman ought to be very careful he doesn’t get the same label. Returning to Sanders, interesting to note that this same “socialist” shares McCain’s anti-gun control position. Maybe some of that “socialism” is washing off on McCain himself? Or maybe Bernie Sanders isn’t a socialist after all.
Second, by what criteria is Obama’s voting record the “most extreme” in the senate? Did he just pull this out of a hat?
Third, you’ve got to wonder what kind of campaign staff this guy has. Can you imagine they sat around in a room and actually came up with this as what they considered would be an effective line of attack against Obama? If this is going to be the tenor of the McCain campaign, Obama may win this thing in a cakewalk.