2008 Not Appeasing McCain’s B.S., Anyway
posted by May 20 at 12:48 PMon
Obama’s rapid response to the “talk to Iran/talk to Hamas flap” was smart stuff. If you missed it, yesterday Obama asked what McCain was so scared of, given, for example, that Presidents Reagan and Nixon et al talked to the fully nuked up Soviets.
This is fine-tuned campaigning from a Democrat. Obama actually reframed the traditionally-doesn’t-read-well softy-lib position of talking to your enemies—as the macho position.
O is like: I’m not scared to talk to Iran or Hamas. (And by extension: I’ve got something to say to Iran and Hamas.)
Amazingly, the “sensitive male” position becomes bad ass in contrast to McCain’s ostensibly more macho “I’m not talking to them” pose. O reframed McCain’s tough act as a sissy cop out.
And p.s. Pop quiz for McCain: Hamas. Sunni or Shiite?