Lack of Faith

So, quick question, what does it say about McCain when his own spokesperson doesn’t have faith in him?  I’m just saying.

It begins with McCain’s spokesperson and former HP bigwig, Carly Fiorina, getting on the radio today and saying that she doesn’t think that Sarah Palin could run a major corporation.  Okay, that alone could easily qualify as shooting one’s self in the foot.

Integral to Palin’s selection is the concept of pushing back against critics and the media and insisting that she is not only qualified to hold the office of the Vice President, but is also capable of taking over the presidency should the worst occur.  Saying that Palin couldn’t run a major corporation doesn’t exactly encourage an awful lot of confidence on that front.

Sensing that she probably said something she shouldn’t have, Fiorina hopped onto MSNBC to clarify her remark:

FIORINA: Well I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation. I don’t think Barack Obama could run a major corporation. I don’t think Joe Biden could run a major corporation. But on the other hand, a major corporation is not the same as being the president or vice president of the United States. It is a fallacy to suggest that the country is like a company. So of course, to run a business, you have to have a lifetime of experience in business. But that’s not what Sarah Palin, John McCain, Joe Biden or Barack Obama are doing.

(Bold added for emphasis)

Okay, so it’s a given that Fiorina would add on that neither Obama nor Biden could run a major business; they are the opposition, she’s not supposed to be touting their attributes.  But to compound the damage of the Palin quote to include McCain?  Is she insane?

The Obama Team immediately pounced on the gaffe:

“If John McCain’s top economic advisor doesn’t think he can run a corporation, how on Earth can he run the largest economy in the world in the midst of a financial crisis? Apparently even the people who run his campaign agree that the economy is an issue John McCain doesn’t understand as well as he should.”

Really not much more to be said about it than that.

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