When there’s a crisis, you can count on Barack Obama…to say just the wrong thing. First, there was his bizarre rant tying the VTech massacre to Don Imus, Iraq, Darfur, and the kitchen sink.
Barack Obama caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.
The death toll was 12.
“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.
At the end of the speech, he recognized the flub:
As he concluded his remarks a few minutes later, he appeared to realize his gaffe.
“There are going to be times when I get tired,” he said. “There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes.”
Don Surber: “Is Obama too tired to be president?”
Tired? The man is all of 45. John McCain is 70 and served 5 1/2 years in a Vietnamese dungeon. He never complains about being tired. Why is Obama tired all the time? Has he no stamina at all?
PJM notices the Washington Post helping Obama out with a little artificial glow. Sure does perk him up.
You know who’s really glowing right about now?