Increasingly, The Messiah chokes when it comes to making the right "image" decision; for a candidate that is all image, that is a problem.
Even Cokie Roberts, a snooty, inside-the-Beltway, aging yuppie herself, pointed out that the timing and locus of Obama's vacation was an error.
In "going off this week to a vacation in Hawaii," she said, at the beginning of his R&R "does not make any sense whatsoever."
"I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place." Roberts continued: "He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time."
He was seen bodysurfing as Russian shock troops ground deeper into Georgia.
It could, perhaps, be called the Kerry Windsurf Gaffe.
Of course his acolytes and mind-numbed Obamabots bristle at any such criticism, but such mistakes are not impressing the undecided and swing voters as well as the Hillary loyalists who still lurk in the short grass of the convention.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton correctly sees the current crisis in Georgia as a litmus test which the inexperienced, unproven and wholly unqualified Obama failed at the opening salvo.
"Finally, the most important step will take place right here in the United States. With a Presidential election on November 4, Americans have an opportunity to take our own national pulse, given the widely differing reactions to Russia’s blitzkrieg from Senator McCain and (at least initially) Senator Obama."
I'm still waiting fro McCain's ad on Obama's close association with Bill Ayers, American terrorist bomber.
I suggest he get to it; this is mid-August.