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New York Post Editorial: How Obama Blew It

Kirsten Powers wrote a column appearing in today's New York Post entitled "How Obama Blew It." The article succinctly outlines what I predicted as soon as the wave of attacks against Palin started - that the rumors and false claims would come back to hurt the Obama campaign deeply, and sooner rather than later.

I recommend reading her entire piece, but here's an excerpt:

Obama's toughest challenge has always been to connect with working-class swing voters. So attacking the poster child for small-town values, Sarah Palin, was a bad strategy.

No, Obama didn't engage in the mass sneering at Palin - but he didsitting governor. fall into the trap of disrespecting her. When McCain chose her, the Obama campaign's first response was to ridicule the size of her town.

When she retaliated (justifiably) by mocking his stint as a organizer, the Obama camp was clearly rattled. Obama himself actually began arguing about the importance of community organizing. His supporters amplified this cry - claiming Palin's attack was a racist slur and passing around e-mails titled "Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor."

Meanwhile, the rest of the country was probably wondering what being a community organizer has to do with being president.

Instead of turning McCain's pick into a checkmate for the Democrats, Barack has found himself outmaneuverd, having fallen into a perfectly laid trap. If you are of the opinion that the Messiah may have "blown it," you're not alone.

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