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Outrage: Old Man Who Can't Lift Arms Also Can't Send Email

In recent days the noise from the Obama campaign indicated that Barry intended to "take of the gloves" and really start ratcheting up the intensity of his attacks. What was the first line they decided to trot out again? McCain is old!

Here's his most recent ad explaining how poor John half-senile-incontinent-vitamin-requiring-wheel-of-fortune-watching McCain can't even send an email.

Don't get me wrong...the fact that McCain doesn't use email is astounding (even considering the fact that for security reasons, presidents don't even send emails), but does Obama really think this is McCain's achilles' heel? His major weak point? Of all the things you could rip John McCain to pieces over, you choose to go with the classic "He's-elderly-and-barely-in-your-reality" line.

Maybe Barack's campaign should have asked first, because it's coming to light that since 2000 it's been well understood (by anyone who cared to research) that McCain's computer hurdles are due to the injuries he sustained as a prisoner in Vietnam.

As reported in the Boston Globe in March of 2000, when no one knew who Barack Obama was:
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
Making fun of a former POW's injuries. Real smooth, Obama! Some of the more vicious left-wing blogs will undoubtedly accuse McCain of "Playing the POW card," but honestly, couldn't team Obama have checked this out before embarrassing themselves?

Update: Here's what an Obama spokesmouth had to say on the subject.

You'd think if Barack was serious about elevating himself above those nasty politcal games he claims to be able to transcend, he'd pull the ad and try to avoid any blowback. Needless to say, the ad is still featured on Obama's campaign website.

Update: In an ABC news interview, Obama maintained that the ad was not a cheap shot at McCain's age, and then offered up a laugh-out-loud quote:
If we’re going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily,” Obama said.
You can't make this stuff up.


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