McCain; He saw Russia coming (Putin, interview, Democrats, Obama)
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Obama, Bush and the rest of the world waited a few hours, but eventually came around to McCain-style condemnations of Russia.
Politically speaking, in any case, McCain's clarity has paid off here — and Democrats' case, which is that McCain was impetuous and happened to be right, is a tough political sell.
I'd say obama slept through his 3:00AM moment.
The Washington Post’s David Broder: “It’s Particularly A Moment Where John McCain Can Claim To Have Been Prescient.” NBC’s DAVID GREGORY: “David Broder, is this a 3 a.m. moment for foreign policy for these candidates?” WASHINGTON POST’s DAVID BRODER: “It is and it’s particularly a moment where John McCain can claim to have been prescient. Because in his basic foreign policy speech two months ago and in an interview that I did with him last week, he draws a very sharp line when it comes to Russia. He says these people are being aggressive and imperialist. There is no confusion, in his mind, about the character of the Putin-Medvedev government and he is prepared, I think, to make the case that this is a demonstration of exactly what he has been arguing for.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/10/08)
The Washington Post’s George Will: “Certainly Their Initial Responses, They Were, As You Say, Different. Mr. Obama’s Initial Response Was To Say That Both Should Show Restraint: The Invader And The Invaded. That’s Not What’s Going On Here.” “Certainly their initial responses, they were, as you say, different. Mr. Obama’s initial response was to say that both should show restraint; the invader and the invaded. That’s not what’s going on here. What is going on here is an enormous world historic moment. Ballistic missiles, according to the United States administration including… plus a naval blockade, tanks, heavy artillery, and strategic bombers operating by Russia against a European nation.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 8/10/08)
Clearly McCain has shown he immediately grasps and understands the underlying issues here; cleaned Obama's clock in this 3am call. Only surprise is that anyone would be surprised.
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