Yesterday, it was learned that Barack Obama has been repeatedly uh, “borrowing” the words of a political cartoonist for one of his favorite attacks on Republican rival John McCain. You’ll note the use of quote marks around the word plagiarizing in the headline above. This is, of course, because Obama has (surprise!) denied any knowledge of the origin of the lengthy quote which he repeated nearly verbatim from a political cartoon that had run in the Washington Post.
The details of how this came about can be gleaned from this article from the Fox web site.
This clearly illustrates just how disorganized and chaotic the Obama campaign has become. He’s been reduced to plagiarizing political cartoonists. Where Obama once offered flowing speeches of inspiration, lately he’s got little more to offer than stand-up material one would expect from the likes of Leno or Letterman.
More seriously, however, this latest gaffe of failing to attribute the source of his material is indicative of a much larger problem for Obama and his campaign. This latest blunder illustrates precisely the LACK of fundamental organizational skills by the man who would be king. Worse, it again exposes his lack of character as he once again falls back on blaming someone else for his foible, claiming someone gave him the lines, failing to tell him the source.
As Commander In Chief, it’s your JOB to know what’s going on in your organization. Obama either doesn’t have a clue what’s going on within his campaign (exposing a lack of organizational skills), or is being totally dishonest in his explanations to the American Public (exposing his lack of character and trustworthiness). In either case, this is not “Change We Can Live With.” It’s merely proof positive that Obama is clearly not executive material, let alone fit to serve as President of the United States. He has illustrated numerous times throughout the campaign that he has neither the character nor the judgment required for the job.
Throughout the campaign, I’ve winced as I’ve seen the public react as if Obama was the “second coming.” Obama gave wonderful speeches, but it quickly became crystal clear to me that, in Obama’s own words, these were “Just words… Just speeches” and there was little or no substance beyond those speeches written for him by others. Yes the speeches were flowing and radiant… but totally devoid of any specific substance and commitment, much like Obama himself.
Now, however, according to the latest polls showing Obama’s has lost the one-time robust lead he had over McCain. People are abandoning the Obama juggernaut as it slows to a halt in the choppy waters of the campaign. What is the overwhelming suspect in this decline in support? It can really be linked directly to repeated demonstrations of his unique ability to make the wrong decisions constantly.
As for his stealing lines from cartoonists, Obama had better get his and his campaign’s acts together soon or else he will stumble across the November 4th finish line quoting one other cartoon as he tells us, ‘Th-th-th-th- that’s ALL, Folks!”