IF MCCAIN DID THIS: Marc Ambinder comments, “But if John McCain did this — if he mistakenly said he’d visited 57 states — the media would be all up in his grill, accusing him of a senior moment. Just saying….”
UPDATE: L.A. Times: “Barack Obama wants to be president of these 57 United States.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Tom Elia: “Personally, I don’t think it was a ‘tired mistake’ as much as this is just how Chicago Democrats are used to counting during elections and election campaigns…”
MORE STILL: Can he spell potato? “This is much worse than anything Dan Quayle ever did.” But there’s no Obama-is-stupid narrative for it to reinforce.
STILL MORE: Dreaming of empire? “Grand Strategist (and likely Obama supporter) Thomas P.M. Barnett in his seminal work ‘The Pentagonâ€™s New Map’ urged America to add several states to the nation, perhaps as many as a dozen. . . . I’m shocked that Obama apparently believes in a hyper-muscular 21st century version of Manifest Destiny. Truly, I didn’t see that one coming.”
FINALLY: Reader Jeff Cauthen emails: “Somebody should ask him to name all 114 US Senators.”