Obama Endorses the McCain Brand

I’m still stuck in the Atlanta airport, where they have CNN on. I just heard Senator Obama say that the country needs a little more “straight talk” right now, and that Senator McCain is a true American hero.
I think the second part is a great thing to say, but I have to wonder if Sen. Obama understands that “straight talk” is McCain’s brand? He just reinforced McCain’s campaign slogan to the country.
This is just as bad as Senator Clinton saying the other day that McCain is ready to be President and Obama isn’t.