In an article titled ‘Innocence and experience’, the Economist falls for the groupthink perpetuated by mainstream media.
The worst democratic moment for Barack Obama in the Democratic candidates’ debate ..followed a slightly offbeat question. If elected, wondered a questioner, would candidates commit to meeting with the leaders of Iran, Syria…without preconditions and within one year.
Here is the video of his reply – followed by Ms. Clinton’s rebuttal –
The Economist continues –
It was perhaps unfair to imply that Mr. Obama wants to skip off for a kaffee klatsch with Hugo Chavez…but it did make him look a bit naive. The point went to Mrs. Clinton..
Before you cast judgment on the naivete of Mr. Obama, just ask yourself – what would your reaction have been if Hillary had been asked the question first and Barack Obama had replied to her comment.(assuming the answers were exactly the same)
There’s a lot to be said for having the last word.