In the latest snippet in the Barack Obama being too presumptuous narrative, Marc Ambinder is reporting on The Atlantic magazine's website that his aides are already starting to plan his transition to the White House -- three months before the November election and five months before the next president is inaugurated.
" 'Barack is well aware of the complexity and the organizational challenge involved in the transition process and he has tasked s small group to begin thinking through the process,' a senior campaign adviser said," Ambinder reports. 'Barack has made his expectations clear about what he wants from such a process, how he wants it to move forward, and the establishment and execution of his timeline is proceeding apace.' … A campaign spokesperson confirmed that transition planning had begun but would provide no further details. An adviser said that the campaign wants to keep the process as low profile as possible in order to minimize distractions."
That brought this response from McCain spokesman Brian Rogers: “Before they’ve even crossed the 50-yard line, the Obama campaign is already dancing in the end zone with a new White House transition team. The American people are more concerned with Barack Obama’s poor judgment and readiness to lead than his inaugural ball.”
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