Friday, February 15, 2008

Meet Mr. Vague Generalities

Steve Benen: If this is the direction in which John McCain wants the campaign to go, Democrats might be lucky after all: "As he did Tuesday night, McCain focused much of his criticism on Obama, Tuesday’s winner on the Democratic side. 'I respect him and the campaign that he has run, but there’s going to come a time when we have to get into specifics,' McCain told reporters." Now, the claim that Obama lacks specifics is, on its face, false. But the more important point is that McCain is going after Obama on one of his own biggest weaknesses. We’re talking about a candidate who’s running on a powerful personal story, but whose understanding of policy details is almost Bush-like.

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