While others have made much of the President’s use of the term, “wee-weed” up in the clip below, what struck me more than anything was how Mr. Obama has personalized the issue, as if it’s all about him winning.
Basically, this shows that he is not particularly good on defense. No wonder he references Sarah Palin. Her nomination threw him off (before the financial crisis bailed him out); she (all too briefly alas) stole his thunder. In the tw0-week window between the GOP convention and the Lehman Brothers collapse, his campaign was floundering and some wondered if his handlers could put “put the wheels back on.”
Here, he seems just as flustered and defensive as he did in the first two weeks of September.
One thing is clear, Sarah Palin really gets Barack Obama’s goat.