Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bus Tour

President Obama’s recent bus trip through the Midwest got some attention from some folks because of the bus itself.

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group is planning to “make a star out of” the $1.1 million armored bus President Barack Obama is using to travel across the country by featuring it in attack ads ahead of the 2012 election.

There are a couple of problems with this tactic. First, the Secret Service ordered the bus, not the re-election campaign. You really don’t think the people charged with protecting the life of the president are going to let him ride around on any old bus, are you?

Second, they ordered two identical buses; the second one is for the Republican candidate, whoever that ends up being.

Nice try, Karl.