I discussed yesterday how the latest Obama ad criticizing McCain for his perceived email/internet ignorance would probably backfire. Besides allowing McCain surrogates to again bring up his POW days because of the injuries he received causing problems for him using a keyboard, it appears that it is also not correct.
More proof that Obama needs some more talented internet researchers on his staff. Forbes from May of 2000:
In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.
If wasn’t for the fact that I believe that McCain is no where near smart enough to pull it off, I might believe that his whole internet dumbness meme was nothing more than an elaborate setup that Obama fell for hook line and sinker.