Friday, September 12, 2008

The Gaffe Factory That is the Obama-Biden Campaign Continues to Run at Full Capacity

So the Obama campaign released an ad today attacking McCain for being stuck in the past.  One of the points made in the ad is that McCain doesn't use a computer, relying on his wife and his staff to take care of his electronic obligations.  Obama aides reinforced the message, with spokesman Dan Pfeiffer saying "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail."

Now (like many, I'm sure) when I first heard about this new line of criticism I wondered if the reason McCain doesn't use computers on a regular basis has anything to do with his war injuries. But no, I thought, surely Obama's people would have looked into that possibility and dismissed it.

Apparently not.  As Jonah Goldberg posts over at The Corner, multiple news sources confirm that McCain is quite limited in his ability to use a keyboard because of the damage inflicted on his arms and shoulders during his torture as a POW.

To any Obama supporters reading this: I know there are a lot of jokes about the matter, but you folks really aren't trying to lose this election, right?

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