Remember, this is a controversy Obama had to know was coming since at least (by his own admission) the beginning of his campaign. Ideally, he'd have issued his HuffPo statement many months ago.** In any case, it's not something he had to hastily draft. Unless he's clueless, he's been working on it for a while.
"Clueless" is one way of putting it, I suppose.
Perhaps bereft of judgment is another.
But hey, it's not like Obama's made a big deal about judgment in the race or anything, right?