Yesterday, Barack Obama issued a challenge to Sen. McCain. That doesn’t mean he’ll accept the opportunity to debate Sen. McCain on taxes, though. Here’s what he said yesterday:
“I want to cut taxes for middle-class families, ordinary folks who are working hard and playing by the rules,” he said. “I’m ready to duel John McCain on taxes right here, quick draw.”
Sen. McCain quickly responded:
“If Barack Obama wants this so-called duel then why did he and his entourage run for the hills when John McCain challenged him to 10 town halls,” said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds.
The truth is that the Obama people want nothing to do with a debate. They’ve seen the Obamessiah away from the teleprompter. He’s a disaster. The gravitas gap would be substantial, noticeable and embarassing.
That’s why he can’t afford to do anything more than be lippy.
I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it again: Sen. Obama is a gifted orator in an empty suit. That won’t change anytime soon.
Cross-posted at California Conservative