Craig Crawford is one of the pundits trying to keep the Obama - Clinton feud going:
Stunning. Hillary Rodham Clinton's convention speech on Tuesday was so NOT what Barack Obama needed.
Sure, Clinton said Obama's name several times. But this was an obligatory, boiler-plate endorsement that was devoid of a single personal reference to indicate whether she had ever even met the presumed Democratic nominee.
That sure wasn't the speech me or many others saw. As matter of fact that seems like the speech only the so called pundits saw. Was there two Hillary speeches going on last night?
Now let's look at how much Craig is nit-picking in this speech. This little gem is just mind numbing:
Consider how Clinton referred to John McCain as her "friend" (before slamming the expected GOP nominee on policy matters). You got the impression from this speech that, on a personal level, she likes McCain better than Obama.
OMG Hillary said McCain was her friend! That traitor!
If you didn't know Craig Crawford you would swear this is the first time he has even seen a politician speak. Biden referred to McCain as his friend during his speech Saturday. Obama even refers to McCain as his friend, as McCain refers to any of these people as his friend. Are politicians supposed to go out there and say "I absolutely hate that guy"?
But then it gets even better. Let's look at the statement that the McCain campaign released last night following Hillary's speech:
"Sen. Clinton ran her presidential campaign making clear that Barack Obama is not prepared to lead as commander in chief. Nowhere tonight did she alter that assessment. Nowhere tonight did she say that Barack Obama is ready to lead,"
And what did Crawford say today?
And there was nothing in this speech to clean up Clinton's earlier dismissal of Obama's readiness to be commander in chief while praising McCain's preparedness - a moment that the Republicans are now replaying in a television advertisement.
Hey Craig - you forgot to include the disclosure at the end. You know, the one that says "I'm John McCain and I approve this message".
And has he totally been asleep the last 48 hours since Hillary said "I'm Hillary Clinton and I do not approve this message" - a shot fired back at John McCain trying to use Hillary's words?
It's obvious Crawford wants to see a renewed war between Clinton and Obama. Sorry Craig - you won't get it. Instead you are going to loose what little respect you have with a lot of people, and that seems obvious by the comments posted on your article.