The Corner

The 3:00 AM Text Message

Carl Cameron was just saying on FNC that some Dems think the 3:00 AM text message announcing the Biden pick might have been a veiled thwack at Hillary for her “3:00 AM ad.” The guys as First Read also noted the timing of the message, though they don’t suggest it’s deliberate. All I have to say is that if it was deliberate — and I really, really doubt it was — then that is the most substantive proof so far that Obama’s youthful arrogance is getting the better of him. The text message ploy on its own was kind of dumb. But if it was a way to tweak Clinton, it was beyond self-indulgent. And the fact that the message went out at 3:00 AM at all is a sign the whole thing was too clever by half.

Update: Goldfarb thinks it was deliberate.  And a reader sends this:

On FNC last night, I believe that Laura Ingraham during the 8 o’clock hour laughingly predicted a 3am text message just to toy with Hillary. If Obama sent it at 3am and it wasn’t their intention to highlight the Hillary ad, then they are more out of touch than anyone could imagine.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

When the Tide Comes In

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More