The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund takes a look at the myth surrounding Barack Obama that he is without gaffe, with imperfection.
Aside from the people he chooses to associate with (William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, etc.), he’s not exactly known for being able to speak off the cuff. No doubt that he’s brilliant at delivering a line that has been written down, but off the cuff he sounds like a stutter.
Mr. Obama told a Portland, Ore., crowd this month that Iran doesn’t “pose a serious threat to us,” saying that “tiny countries” with small defense budgets aren’t much to worry about. But Iran has almost one-fourth the population of the U.S. and is well on its way to developing nuclear weapons. The next day Mr. Obama had to reverse himself and declare he had “made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave.”
The debates are going to fun to watch.