It has been admirable that Obama has thus far stayed above the fray, refusing to get in the mud by going after his adversarial campaign. But there is only so much even a Messiah can take before turning the other cheek must be righteously set aside.
When asked about the endorsement, Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, was flattered that Hamas compared his candidate to JFK: "We all agree that John Kennedy was a great president, and it's flattering when anybody says that Barack Obama would follow in his footsteps."
“This is offensive, and I think it's disappointing,” Obama told Blitzer … “and to engage in that kind of smear is unfortunate.
“I’ve said it’s a terrorist organization and we should not negotiate with them unless they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and unless they are willing to abide by previous accords between the Palestinians and the Israelis. So … to toss out comments like that I think is an example of … losing … bearings…”
The Obama campaign, by smearing Obama with praise for the Hamas endorsement is disappointing, offensive and shows a loss of bearings?