In his speech Thursday night, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama said:
John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament, and judgment, to serve as the next commander in chief, that’s a debate I’m ready to have.
Hearing those words, Stephen Green commented, “Uh, dude, McCain wants to have like ten debates, and you winced at holding three of them.” James Taranto contended that with that line, Obama was hinting at a “favorite theme among Obama supporters . . . that McCain has an unstable temper.”
When I heard those words and as I ponder them today, I wonder if the Illinois Senator himself has the temperament to serve as commander in chief. I mean, this guy gets upset when the McCain campaign puts out a critical and mocking ad.
He alleges his rival’s team is “going to try to do is make you scared of me,” because “he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.” And yet offers no evidence to back up those allegations.
It doesn’t seem that someone who is easily rattled by criticism has the temperament to serve as President of the United States. Or someone who makes wild and inaccurate accusations about his opponent’s campaign.