Obama's turned into a walking gaffe machine lately as the media have turned from fawning at his teleprompter-read speeches to ah listening to uh him uh talk.
Now, George Bush is well known for his stumbling style of speech but no one claims he's a super-eloquent speaker. Obama, on the other hand, makes these mistakes and it seems to me that it's not so much that he's a poor public speaker but that he is apparently- how can I put it- bewilderingly ignorant of the most basic of facts.
Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.
He's campaigning to be President of the United States of America. Surely- surely- he knows what term limits are?
He can't really be that clueless can he? Note too how ABC tries to cover for Obama in trying to explain the slip- either he's planning on changing those limits or "he was speaking casually and just meant two terms."
So they think Barack's incapable of simple mathematics? That's the best excuse they can come up with for this?