“I’m surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured. I wasn’t saying anything I hadn’t said before, that I didn’t say a year ago or when I was a United States senator,” said Obama, who is still a senator from Illinois. (source)
I keep coming back to that first sentence. “I’m surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured.” Here is a man running for President who apparently doesn’t understand that every word he utters in a public forum or in the presence of any member of the press (including snarky progressive political bloggers) will be scrutinized, analyzed, and fantasized — and yes, even measured to fine calibration — before the next deadline.
If Mr. Obama has not yet figured that out, maybe he’s not quite ready to sit in the Oval Office. What you say in that office is measured on a whole other level.
[posted with ecto]