…doesn’t strike me as the smartest move on the part of the Obama campaign.
First of all, that’s more executive experience than Obama has ever had. Second of all, it’s been superceded by the fact that she also has some experience as Governor—an executive office of even greater magnitude—and has done rather well. In fact, her tenure as Governor is longer than Obama’s time as Senator before he left the job to begin campaining.
I begin to wonder just how smart Obama’s advisors are (actually, that’s a lie; in fact, I’ve been wondering for quite some time). Dissing small town experience isn’t designed to appeal to those bitter clingers of Pennsylvania or elsewhere. It plays right into the “condescending elitist” charge against the Democratic candidate.
[ADDENDUM: Hillary doesn't make the same mistake.]