Obama Wants to be President of all 57 States
An amusing gaffe from Barack Obama: “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”
Presumably, he meant to say “47 states.” Whether he was just tired, thinking of something else, or just someone who shouldn’t do math in public, I don’t know. I’m pretty sure he’s aware of the correct number, in any case.
Still, people are having fun with this. Marc Ambinder muses that, “if John McCain did this — if he mistakenly said he’d visited 57 states — the media would be all up in his grill, accusing him of a senior moment.”
DRJ does his own math:
Obama has been to “57 states.” He hasn’t been to Hawaii and Alaska – they aren’t big or important enough for any of the candidates to visit – so that’s 2 more states. And he has “one left to go” which makes 60. There you have it – 60 states – and that means Hillary is still in this race. The rest of us need to get busy updating our flags to add 10 more stars.
Donald Douglas wonders, “So, who’s losing their bearings?!!”
Tigerhawk proclaims, “Barack Obama is an imperialist! His mistake was not in counting the states properly, but in failing to say that he wants to visit 57 states. And who doesn’t?”
Somehow, I think it’s going to be a long six months to November. Or is that seven?