There’s a bit of a glitch in Team Obama’s how-dare-you response to the comment by McCain adviser Charlie Black on the political impact of a terrorist attack:
“Barack Obama welcomes a debate about terrorism with John McCain, who has fully supported the Bush policies that have taken our eye off of al Qaeda, failed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, and made us less safe. The fact that John McCain’s top advisor says that a terrorist attack on American soil would be a ‘big advantage’ for their political campaign is a complete disgrace, and is exactly the kind of politics that needs to change. Barack Obama will turn the page on these failed policies and this cynical and divisive brand of politics so that we can unite this nation around a common purpose to finish the fight against al Qaeda.”
If Obama really “welcomes a debate about terrorism with John McCain”, could he possibly, you know, show up for one of these joint town halls? I mean on a day besides July 4 or the middle of August, when everyone is on vacation?