21 Questions…And They All About Us

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, October 6, 2008 20:23 EDT
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imageVictor David Hanson and Peter Krikorian have a combined twenty-one questions for Barack Obama, roughly eighty-three of which have to do with Bill Ayers.

Originally, I was going to attempt to answer all 21 questions, but then I got tired of having to answer the same incredulously recapped information over and over again (Did you know that Bill Ayers is unrepentant? Because until right this very minute, I had no earthly idea or no way of knowing that incredibly pertinent fact.). Instead, I’m just going to marvel that this is what the campaign is going to come down to – arguing that people Obama had and has no control over did things which he’s admitted he finds distasteful or worse. McCain certainly has far closer connections to two decades of various indicted Republicans (who in turn have far greater knowledge of him) than Obama does any any of the…oh, three people that are supposed to form his trinity of terror.

There’s the old adage that you turn your opponent’s strengths into weaknesses and your weaknesses into strengths. (I actually think that’s two adages, but whatever.) Anyway, the McCain campaign is doing those one better – they’re turning their weaknesses (a healthy penchant for embracing extremists without remorse, to be exact) into Obama’s. It could theoretically work, but it seems to be done under the presumption that the Obama campaign is going to think that instead of punching, McCain is just reaching for something behind Obama’s head with his fist. Good luck with that.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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