I don’t spend much time criticizing Barack Obama – there are many people who do that for a living. Nevertheless, I have to say something here, directed at Obama for America (the Obama campaign organization).
You may be familiar with the birther joke told off hand by Mitt Romney’s son Matt. You can read that story with video clip here at the CBS News web site. It was, in my view, a legitimate joke albeit only mildly funny.
My problem is the Obama campaign jumping on it in an email from campaign manager Jim Messina to supporters that said:
This is how the Romney campaign thinks it’s going to win the Republican primary: by pandering to the dead-ender fringe of extremists who still question where the president was born.
Gimme a break.