Senator Barack Obama’s presidential effort is hauling in a boatload of cash, but his credibility is sinking fast as the rookie politician continues to blame staffers for various transgressions related to competency and judgment.
For example, Obama called the ‘Hillary Clinton (D-Punjab)’ memo “a screw-up on the part of our research staff” (Des Moines Register).
He “blamed his campaign staff for crafting” the memo and “distanced himself from” their actions (Washington Times).
The Chicago Sun-Times reports, “This is the third time Obama has blamed staff for mistakes.”
Obama should either fire staffers for “screw ups” or stand by them. There’s no middle ground, and Obama has now exhibited a pattern of taking the worst possible stance when inevitable errors occur: failing to be accountable.
Cash may be king in campaigns, but so is credibility. Obama has a credibility problem that is growing by the day.