John McCain's campaign is slamming Barack Obama's decision not to visit the troops in Landstuhl, Germany when he couldn't take his campaign staff.
James Joyner at Outside the Beltway takes issue with this being a weak attack on Obama. I disagree. I think McCain should keep these issues in the forefront while they are happening. I think there are those watching TV who are hearing these issues for the first time as they are likely not blog readers.
Also, I heard a good point on a talk show this week. Obama's campaign claimed that his Berlin visit was not political. Yet, his campaign is using it to raise campaign cash. Visiting injured troops should be even more non-political than the Berlin visit. So why not visit without cameras?
I'd say he lost his chance to make ANY inroads with troop votes with his dissing of the visit. I'd say John McCain was right to remind everyone just what happened. I think there are more of the undecided voter camp that just might swing McCain's way, if they happen to hear of the switch of Obama's.