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Wesley Clark’s Vice Presidential Quest

June 30, 2008

Wes Clark fits many of the things Barack Obama needs as a vice president: he’s a former general, a defense policy expert, and an ally of Hillary Clinton. Could his attack on John McCain today on Face the Nation be a try-out?

” ‘He hasn’t been there and ordered the bombs to fall’ as a wartime commander, the general said on CBS. Clark is mentioned as a possible Obama running mate, although he originally supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

When the interviewer, Bob Schieffer, noted to Clark that McCain had been shot down over Hanoi, Clark replied, ‘I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.’ ”

Admiral Leighton “Snuffy” Smith fired back on behalf of the McCain campaign:

“If Barack Obama wants to question John McCain’s service to his country, he should have the guts to do it himself and not hide behind his campaign surrogates. If he expects the American people to believe his pledges about a new kind of politics, Barack Obama has a responsibility to condemn these attacks.”