Two weeks ago, he wanted to sit down for tea with his country's enemies. Last week, he was willing to go in and bomb their friends and allies. In his latest example of foot in mouth disease, Illinois freshman Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate wants a "meaningful dialogue" with dead people.
In an Iowa campaign speech, Obama said that "I want to sit down with the victims of 9'11, those who lost their lives in the buildings and the airplanes and rescue attempts. The American people need to know how they feel about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
By a strange coincidence, none of the people who did die in those events were available for comment.
The freshman senator and political neophyte was once the front runner for his party's nomination. The young man with an insufficient resume' is now in a distant third and is fading fast.
When asked about his political chances, former Kansas Senator, Vice President, and Republican nominee Bob Dole was quick to respond. "Bob Dole knows about politics. Bob Dole has been in a few races himself. Bob Dole was a war hero who was injured in fighting our country's enemies to try to safeguard the freedom of all Americans."
"What was the question again?"
With sagging popularity ratings, Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton is currently the front runner for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Party officials worried that Obama's slide, coupled with the baggage she brings to the campaign, might jeopardize what was once considered an easy party victory after the disasterous Bush years.
Party Vice Chairman Howard Dean reflected this when he said, "Everyone still remembers "Billary" and hates that steel dike bitch, and Obama keeps blowing himself up. That leaves us Edwards, who has a bad rap as Kerry's running mate, gets $400 Hollywood haircuts, and wants to ignore his dying wife and kids. Next, we've got Bill Richardson. New Mexico would vote for him just to get rid of the man just because he's been a terrible governor, but that is only 5 electoral votes. "
"Regardless of that, we're gonna get a good candidate...and then we're gonna win in Vermont...and then we'll take New York...and then we're gonna sweep in Florida and Colorado...and then we'll win in Kentucky and Wisconson...."