Crisis in Georgia: McCain and Obama React
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I've been casting about all week-end trying to figure out how to write something about the political implications of the two presidential campaigns' responses to the Russia-Georgia situation. (I'm not in a position to comment on the policy implications -- the situation is still too murky to make sense out of what's really happened.) The more prosaic domestic implications are easier to get a handle on.
Then I was alerted to this piece over at Political Wire by my email acquaintance (and Barack supporter) Dan Conley. I'll just steal the whole thing:
The following guest post is from Dan Conley, a former speechwriter for Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
While most of America is distracted with the Olympics and the Edwards scandal, the world is inching closer to a massive, destructive war between Russia and Georgia, one that could possibly draw in Ukraine as well. So far, the domestic political implications of this conflict have been minimal, but the actions of both campaigns raise troubling questions about how either Senator would perform as Commander in Chief.