McCain ad: “Tiny”
posted at 8:15 am on August 27, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
John McCain will spend this week reminding people of the fundamental unreadiness of Barack Obama to lead the nation in perilous times. Yesterday, he used Hillary Clinton as his unwitting spokesperson, but today he uses … Barack Obama. His extemporaneous comments on the lack of threat from “tiny” Iran in May get featured in “Tiny” today:
Iran. Radical Islamic government. Known sponsors of terrorism. Developing nuclear capabilities to “generate power” but threatening to eliminate Israel.
Obama says Iran is a “tiny” country, “doesn’t pose a serious threat”.
Terrorism, destroying Israel, those aren’t “serious threats”?
Obama — dangerously unprepared to be president.
The ad actually could have been stronger if it had used video from the actual remarks. It’s tough to do this in a 30-second spot, but here is the original video of Obama’s foolish and frighteningly naive remarks:
Actually, this clip provides a cornucopia of material for a series of ads. The Soviet Union fell because we conducted an economic war against it, not because we got friendly with Mikhail Gorbachev, who then decided to turn out the lights. McCain could also press Obama to identify the “common interests” we would have with the Iranian mullahcracy. Democracy? Nope. An alliance with Israel? Uh-uh. An end to terrorism in the Middle East? Given that Iran sponsors most of it, that seems extremely unlikely.
Team McCain needs to hammer on this theme. Obama’s laughing dismissal of Iran as a serious threat demonstrated that he has no clue as to the dangers arrayed against the US and our allies. Anyone this clueless doesn’t even qualify for the Senate, let alone the Presidency.