He has almost no credibility in the rank-and-file military. In the USAF he is mostly know as the man that wanted everyone to look like wandering ghosts from Eastern Airlines. I mean, look at it!
Anyway, let's see what he has to say that is so bad for the Obama campaign.
"Any military person who concludes he's a left-wing, hair-on-fire, Kumbaya child of the '60s has sadly misunderestimated him, to use George Bush's term," said retired Gen. Merrill McPeak.Ok, let's sign up Momma Salamander then...
Gen. McPeak, who is an Obama campaign co-chairman, said the senator's intelligence will dazzle the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"I think Obama is going to be an outstanding commander in chief, not just an ordinary commander in chief," he told The Washington Times. "He has the potential to be one of the all-time greats. I think the senior military will learn that about him starting from the first minute he occupies the Oval Office. ... There's no question that he is kind of scary smart. I think just plain intelligence is a very good quality to have in a commander in chief."
While they are at it, they should get rid of Lawrence Korb, who Lowry just takes apart here, BTW. But let's see what Lawrence Korb has to say,
"I think Obama would be very good." Mr. Korb said. "I think the job of the commander in chief is to listen to all of the inputs he gets and then have a sense of world history and the way the world works, and to be able to apply the advice he gets from his military people. Remember, Obama was one of the first ones to support a larger military, a larger Army and Marine Corps, well before the administration did."There are some good, honest, solid and smart men of the Left out there for defense issues.
These aren't two of them.