John McCain Is Presumptuous

Remember how the right wing and their supporters in the media accused Barack Obama of being presumptuous for visiting foreign countries and giving speeches while there (even though John McCain did the exact same thing)?

Well, now it seems like John McCain doesn’t realize that he’s not President yet:

Standing behind a lectern in Michigan this week, with two trusted senators ready to do his bidding, John McCain seemed to forget for a moment that he was only running for president.

Asked about his tough rhetoric on the ongoing conflict in Georgia, McCain began: “If I may be so bold, there was another president . . .”

He caught himself and started again: “At one time, there was a president named Ronald Reagan who spoke very strongly about America’s advocacy for democracy and freedom.”

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And this comes on the heels of McCain’s announcement that he will be sending two top campaign surrogates–Sen. Lindsay Graham and Sen. Joe Lieberman–to Georgia to interfere with the ongoing conflict.

In trying to look Presidential, John McCain has overplayed his hand–he’s actually acting like he’s already President. And now he’s undermining our government by sending campaign surrogates to Georgia to push his own agenda instead.

I think John Aravosis says it best:

[N]ow, McCain is sending advisers to interfere in a foreign war. Imagine had Barack Obama done this. Oh imagine the outcry. The accusations of hubris and inexperience, the questions about poor judgment. In McCain’s case it’s not totally clear if this is McCain thinking too highly of himself, or McCain no longer thinking at all. And it’s not clear which is more dangerous in a commander in chief.

Agreed.

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