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Just click and send, John

September 12, 2008 - Per Peterson
Sen. Barack Obama’s latest campaign attack threw jabs at his opponent John McCain by mocking him as an out-of-touch computer illiterate. The latest TV ad says McCain ‘‘admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail …” ‘‘Our economy wouldn’t survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats,’’ Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said. ‘‘It’s extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn’t know how to send an e-mail.’’ They say they’re not attacking his age, but let’s be honest, this IS about his age. They don’t call it “old-school” for nothing. Call it a sneak attack, or a sneaky attack. Obama’s hip, McCain needs a new one, plain and simple, and Obama will probably take every opportunity to highlight that. But the Obama camp is also smart enough to not be obvious when it comes to reminding us that McCain is old. Should we care how old he is? Yes and no. Should we care that he can’t send an email? I think McCain is smart enough to learn how to use e-mail. He’d better be. Email is as much a part of our lives today than anything. I don’t know how much President Bush uses e-mail, but it’s safe to say the leader of the free world should be able to use it. Then again, it’s the president. The president doesn’t even write his own speeches; maybe he doesn’t write his own e-mails, either. Whatever the case, John, if you’re reading this, I hope you were able to access this site by yourself. If not, you’d be wise to learn a little bit about our friend, the computer. (It’s the thing that looks like a TV, only there’s no remote).


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