There's been a flare-up between Barack Obama and John McCain's campaign, and it's very telling how McCain will handle the obvious contrast in age between the 46 year old Obama and the 71- year- old presumptive Republican nominee. The Politico reports...
"It’s nice of him to constantly point out how nice he thinks of John McCain and his half-century of service to our country," [McCain Campaign manager Tom] Davis said sardonically. "I don’t think he can get that ["half-century" line] out enough."
"I actually think half a century of service to our country is a good thing. If you would like to talk about the day John McCain went into the Naval Academy and pledged his loyalty to our country and everything that’s happened since then, let’s prosecute that. We love those kinds of discussions."
Davis, speaking at a Washington luncheon with reporters, also extended the criticism leveled by his candidate last night, suggesting that the 46-year-old Obama was offering vague rhetoric to mask liberal views.
"I think it’s easy to say, 'let's have hope,'" Davis said. "But hope has to come into some form.
"And what form is hope? Is hope higher taxes, greater government spending, a retreat out of Iraq?"