Wanna guess what card the Obama campaign may be playing with this one?
Barack Obama’s campaign immediately highlighted a singular moment in Tuesday’s presidential debate when John McCain sought to criticize Barack Obama for supporting the 2007 Bush-Cheney energy bill:
“It was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate, loaded down with goodies, billions for the oil companies, and it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney,” McCain said. “You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one. You know who voted against it? Me.”
Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton immediately emailed reporters noting McCain’s seemingly peculiar reference to the Illinois senator.
“Did John McCain just refer to Obama as ‘that one?’ Burton asked.
Is that a leading question or what? It’s practically begging the media to make accusations of racism (as they are already doing), or at the very least, encouraging them via implication to ask McCain what he meant by it in order to make it an “issue.” Otherwise, why bring it up? They wouldn’t bring it up if they thought it “that one” was a slam on Obama’s few years in the Senate (they’ve heard it all before, I’m sure). So what else does that leave?
I tell you, the higher-ups in the Obama campaign are slicker than Bill Clinton, and more despicable – if that’s humanly possible.