Monday, August 04, 2008

McCain consultant's nightmare

"There's an interesting line building on Obama that somehow success and intelligence are a handicap," said Mark Sawyer, a UCLA political scientist. "If he wasn't extraordinary, he wouldn't be there. But then he is extraordinary and it becomes, 'He is just too good, too well spoken, too accomplished.' "

Los Angeles Times,
August 4, 2008

It must be a tough day for a political handler when his candidate has so little to run on that he has to attack the other guy for being too attractive and too smart.

A guy whose plane got shot down, suffered, married a beer heiress, and ran, ran, ran for the big house on whatever looked popular at the moment is tough to sell.

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