I Guess Barack Just Isn’t That Good With Numbers By Betsy Newmark

by rwnadmin | July 21, 2008 7:10 am

First he said he’d visited 57 states[1]. Now he’s talking about conducting diplomacy for 8-10 years[2] as Jake Tapper notes.

Today on CBS’s Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that “the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.

“And it’s important for me to have a relationship with them early, that I start listening to them now, getting a sense of what their interests and concerns are.”

The notion that Obama will be dealing with world leaders for eighjt-to-ten years, possibly up through July 2018, suggests that either (a) he believes that not only will he be elected and re-elected, but the 22nd amendment will be repealed and he will be elected for a third term, OR (b) he was speaking casually and just meant two terms.

(I’m guessing b.)

Innumeracy – that’s the change we’ve been waiting for.

This content was used with the permission of Betsy’s Page[3].

Endnotes:
  1. he’d visited 57 states: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws
  2. conducting diplomacy for 8-10 years: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/07/barack-obamas-b.html
  3. Betsy’s Page: http://betsyspage.blogspot.com/

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