Ostensibly the ad was about experience. It wasn't. It was about familiarity. After all, as Obama pointed out, what exactly is the experience that prepares Hillary to answer the red phone at 3 a.m.?
She was raising a deeper question: Do you really know who this guy is? After a whirlwind courtship with this elegant man who rode into town just yesterday, are you really prepared to entrust him with your children, the major props in the ad?
Bipartisan support for apple pie is hardly a profile in courage.
Besides, the real softness of the campaign is not that Obama is a wimp. It’s that he has never explained how this new politics would actually produce bread-and-butter benefits to people in places like Youngstown and Altoona.Or maybe he's just one in a long line of sweet-talkin' guys. (Hillary knows all about that.)
And apple pie doesn't square with his radical flirts.
P.S. In contrast, who's the guy who knows dry rub and meat placement?