Why do you think it is that Obama has not come out, apologized for mocking a war hero for his injuries, and had the advertisement pulled?
Surely he must know that this could be a campaign-killer. How many candidates for President would survive making fun of a man for his disabilities?
Imagine if the Republicans really had run an advertisement making fun of Max Cleland because he couldn't "run as fast as Max Chambliss"?
That's what Obama just did -- he mocked McCain because he couldn't type on a computer, and dirisively said this meant McCain was a technical illiterate.
Obama must know this. He must know he can't say it was a mistake, because it was an actual campaign commercial. It was planned, researched, and he personally approved it. He can't say they just messed up, because that would admit that they ran an ad without thinking -- and since he just said that we should see how he runs his campaign for proof he's ready to lead, it would look bad.
Plus, he can't be the post-partisan candidate if he's seen mocking his oppoents for his personal injuries.
So he has to apologize. He must know this. So what is he waiting for?
Doesn't this show that Obama is indecisive? Presidents must make quick decisions. It's taking Obama over 5 hours to figure out he needs to apologize for mocking McCain's war injuries?
If it takes him 5 hours for this decision, how is he ready for that 3am phone call?