It seems that almost every day, John McCain makes what should be a campaign-ending gaffe, be it calling Social Security a "disgrace," failing to adequately explain his position on the economy after his national chair and chief economic advisor Phil Gramm describes America as "a nation of whiners" or this, from today's news:
Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Friday that his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, is likely to be in Iraq over the weekend. (Rueters)As Josh Marshall points out, this is a big no-no. Quoting a "knowledgeable insider," he writes:
If it is true that Obama is going to Iraq this weekend, it is a very serious mistake for McCain to have disclosed it publically. Even for run-of-the-mill CODELs the military gives guidance like, "Please strongly discourage Congressional offices from issuing press releases prior to their trips which mention their intent to travel to the AOR and/or the dates of that travel or their scheduled meetings. Such releases are a serious compromise to OPSEC." If Obama is going to Iraq this weekend, I can not begin to imagine how much this is complicating the security planning for the trip.This is the guy who has such broad foreign policy experience, remember.
No doubt my 12 daily readers will form the nucleus of support that will one day force the media to cover McCain responsibly, all due to this new feature. No doubt.