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Obama attacks McCain’s patriotism – Update: Twice

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Jake Tapper of ABC News reports on a speech that Senator Obama gave this morning.  The Democratic presidential candidate was speaking before the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers when he said:

“So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting ‘Country First,'” Obama said, “it’s fair to ask –- which country?”


Update – The latest ad by the Obama campaign attacks the Republican senator for not sending email.  The Associated Press quotes the ad.

“He admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail, still doesn’t understand the economy, and favors two hundred billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class,” it says.

Here’s the ad on youtube

It turns out the reason McCain doesn’t send email is because he can’t use a keyboard. The Boston Globe reported more than eight years ago:

McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.

McCain’s keyboard difficulties were also reported the same year in Slate.

Six months ago, no one would have pegged McCain as the most cybersavvy of this year’s crop of candidates. At 63, he is the oldest of the bunch and because of his war injuries, he is limited in his ability to wield a keyboard.

Criticism for a man injured while serving his country – that country is the United States, in case someone reading Obama’s first quote doesn’t know.

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