Obama’s Lipstick Sunset

The Internet is abuzz with the Obama comment about lipstick and a pig.  Whether or not it was deliberate, I think it might be the thing that could begin the death by 1000 cuts of the Obama campaign.  I wasn’t old enough to understand everything that was going on when Dukakis had his wheels fly off, but didn’t a tank helmet help do him in?

All I’m saying is, even if he didn’t mean it at all, it looks like he did.  He’ll be ruined by perception on this one.  So what if McCain used the expression months ago.  His rival hadn’t just used the word “lipstick” as a punch line in a speech just a week before.

Why did Obama go negative, anyway?  In the words of Peggy Noonan, it’s not where he “lives.”  He’s Mr. Hope and Change.  He’s horrible at going negative.   “Won’t be bullied?”  You just were!  Epic fail, Barak.

Keep up the good work.  Here’s a serenade for you, John Hiatt‘s “Lipstick Sunset.”


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