Has Obama gone too far?
"[McCain] admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail"
Seems kind of damning doesn't it? The person who might be the next president of the US can't use email. Well, it turns out that there is a good reason why he can't:
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.
At 63, he is the oldest of the bunch and because of his war injuries, he is limited in his ability to wield a keyboard.
This interview in the NY Times makes it look like he can use the mouse if not the keyboard.
Q: What websites if any do you look at regularly?
Mr. McCain: Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge. Sometimes I look at Politico. Sometimes RealPolitics, sometimes.
(Mrs. McCain and Ms. Buchanan both interject: “Meagan’s blog!”)
Mr. McCain: Excuse me, Meagan’s blog. And we also look at the blogs from Michael and from you that may not be in the newspaper, that are just part of your blog.
So it appears as if Obama is not only attacking someone who is crippled from old war injuries but it is also wrong because he does have some knowledge of the web.
UPDATE: I just did a Google news search on all this at 1:40 PM EDT. Using the terms "Obama ad McCain computer" produces 4804 hits over the last day. Using the terms "Obama ad McCain computer vietnam" produces 256 hits.
Howard Kurtz has a discussion here. The LA Times blog mentions the issue here, with a note about McCain's war injuries.