Friday, July 25, 2008

Compare and Contrast

In a recent
interview with People
, Barack Obama says that he used to do the grocery shopping and the laundry (but not the folding, *blush*):

In normal times, what's the division of labor at home between the two of you?
Barack: I was doing the checkbook, the house and car repairs, the grocery shopping.


Neat.

In a recent YouTube video, John McCain struggles with grocery shopping:



Even though the Wall Street Journal reports that four in ten Americans think Obama has a backround they "can't relate with", I think it's important to keep in mind that Obama did grocery shopping and laundry (he tried, people!), and McCain just kinda forgot about his seven beach houses and made all that apple sauce fall down.

Sure, stances on the issues are all well and good--and I would argue, far more important than we make them--but it's nice to be reminded that "engaged" and "average guy" can still be the same.

(That said, I would never, ever call Obama an "average guy". He can frickin' bench press a house and not make applesauce fall over.)

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