Penn: Obama Not Ready

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THE PLANK MARCH 9, 2008

Penn: Obama Not Ready

The Clinton campaign, and the candidate herself, have lately been hinting that Obama is not ready to be Commander-in-Chief. But I had not seen any top level Clintonite actually say so outright--until now. From exiled TNR alum Ryan Lizza's campaign report in next week's New Yorker (quoting Mark Penn):

“As [voters] get more of a sense that he’s not ready to be
Commander-in-Chief, a lot of Independents who were supporting him are
disappearing.”

That seems pretty clear! Still, you have to admire the effrontery of a campaign that can claim their oppenent:

A. Is not ready to be Commander-in-Chief

B. Should be vice-president, and thus a heartbeat away from Commander-in-Chief

--Isaac Chotiner 

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