Obama’s Straw Man

Here’s what Obama had to say at an appearance in Missouri yesterday:

“Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough, he’s got a funny name, you know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

Over the course of answering a question on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday on why polls show McCain would make the better commander in chief, Obama said, “But, as I’ve said before, this is a big leap for people. You know, I don’t look like previous commanders in chief.”