Roger L. Simon

Dems in Panic: Obama Attacked From Two Directions

This is a bad morning for Barack Obama on the internet. I doubt he’s a fan of Charles Krauthammer, but the former psychiatrist fairly eviscerates the Illinois senator here, posing a series of questions the senator will doubtless never answer. Then, from the left, he is undercut by none other than Mr. Valerie Plame, who, of course, toots his own horn as a man of the Three O’Clock Hour.

And the worst news of all is this: According to a new poll, Democrats look ready to desert for McCain. Will this happen? Will the Democrats, in panic, now work to join together? Ironically, it is McCain’s advanced age that militates against this. Odds on, he’s a one-term president. Probably both Clinton and Obama camps are keeping their options open for 2012. That, more than anything, could keep them from sharing a ticket.

UPDATE: Krauthammer’s final graph merits quoting:

Then answer this, senator: If Wright is a man of the past, why would you expose your children to his vitriolic divisiveness? This is a man who curses America and who proclaimed moral satisfaction in the deaths of 3,000 innocents at a time when their bodies were still being sought at Ground Zero. It is not just the older congregants who stand and cheer and roar in wild approval of Wright’s rants, but young people as well. Why did you give $22,500 just two years ago to a church run by a man of the past who infects the younger generation with precisely the racial attitudes and animus you say you have come unto us to transcend?

I think there may be a one word answer: Michelle.