The Commander-in-Chief Threshold

The Commander-in-Chief Threshold

The Commander-in-Chief Threshold

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March 6 2008 4:45 PM

The Commander-in-Chief Threshold

At today's military photo-op/press conference , Hillary dropped this line , which seems to imply that John McCain is more prepared to be commander in chief than Barack Obama:

"And I think it’s imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold," she said. "I believe that I’ve done that. Certainly, Sen. McCain has done that, and you’ll have to ask Sen. Obama with respect to his candidacy."

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Seems oddly similar to Ann Coulter’s logic about why she would support Hillary: McCain would be so bad that she’d have to vote Democrat. Would Obama be so unqualified that Clinton would have to vote Republican?

It’s comments like this that could hypothetically hurt Obama in the general, should McCain seize on them. The attack ad: Not even Barack Obama’s own party thinks he’s qualified. Cue Hillary tape.