Chuck Todd explains why the Obama camp is cheering today…
When President Bush — thousands of miles away in Israel — decided to fire his thinly veiled shot at Obama yesterday, it was a giant gift to the Illinois senator and his campaign.
One, it essentially kept Clinton on the sidelines just two days after her big West Virginia victory.
Two, Obamaâ€™s opponent was no longer Clinton or McCain, but the man with the 27% job-approval rating.
And three, it rallied Democrats to Obamaâ€™s side. Even neutral Dems, like Joe Biden, Rahm Emanuel and Harry Reid, quickly leapt to Obamaâ€™s defense.
Agreed on all points. Obama wants to run against Bush ALL day, and Bush puts McCain in a precarious position with statements like these because John is virtually forced to agree with him. That leaves Obama open to credibly charge that a McCain presidency would equal 4 more years of Bush’s foreign policy.
More as it develops…