Obama Advisor: ‘They’re Both Not Ready’
Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s chief foreign policy adviser, agrees her candidate isn’t ready to answer that 3 a.m. phone call — but says Hillary Clinton isn’t, either:
“Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at three o’clock in the morning and yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready,” Ms. Rice said. “They’re both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call.”
I’m glad she cleared that up.*
via Kate Phillips
*For the record, I think the whole “3 a.m.” meme is silly. While I think McCain’s foreign policy experience and military training has better prepared him for crisis situations than either Clinton or Obama, crisis decision making is done by committee. It’s the longer-term foreign policy visions of the candidates that the voters should be worried about.