In a follow up to my piece about Obama failing the 3AM phone call test on the Russia/Georgia conflict, it turns out McCain is stepping up and telling Obama; “I got this one.”
According to TPM McCain has announced that he is sending his top 2 people to Georgia, Graham and Lieberman…
At a press conference just now, John McCain redoubled his efforts to thrust himself into a leadership role on the Russia-Georgia crisis front, announcing that two top campaign surrogates, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, are going on a visit to Georgia. McCain said:
“The situation in Georgia remains fluid and dangerous. As soon as possible my colleagues senators Lieberman and Graham will be traveling to Georgia. They’re both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. I hope that other members of the Armed Services Committee in the Senate will go together.”
Lieberman and Graham, of course, are key campaign allies of McCain. The Arizona Senator has been using Obama’s absence on vacation to associate himself more directly with the Russia-Georgia war in the mind of the public.
McCain is playing this election very smart… very smart indeed.
Obama flubbed this one, McCain slam dunked it.
Not good news for Obama… but at least he got his shaved ice and had fun body surfing.