Senator Jay Rockefeller presents himself as the decoy.
In the Charleston Gazette Sunday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, who has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said that Sen. John McCain "has a temper" and, according to the story, "believes McCain has become insensitive to many human issues.
"McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet [insert a big, fat SIC here]. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they [the missiles] get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues."
Just so Senator Barack Obama could shoot him down.
Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a Barack Obama supporter, apologized to John McCain Tuesday for suggesting to a West Virginia newspaper that the Arizona senator does not care about “the lives of people” caught in the wars he champions, dating back to his Navy service in Vietnam. The apology came after Barack Obama’s campaign swiftly criticized the West Virginia senator for the remarks quoted Monday in his hometown newspaper. [SNIP]Rockefeller's trying to make Obama look good in an area where he's sorely lacking.
The Obama campaign distanced itself from the remark, as it did Tuesday with Rockefeller’s comments.
“Senator Obama has a deep respect for Senator McCain’s service to this country and doesn’t agree with what Senator Rockefeller said,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
It isn’t exactly a new tactic; not even a new one for Obama. Try again, fellas.
(Thanks to Hot Air)