The Barack Obama campaign doesn't usually come off as a bunch of generals fighting the last battle, so it's surprising that they're blasting Jerome Corsi as hard as they are. Unless you're one of the lucky people who hired Lacuna Inc. to erase the 2004 prez campaign from your memory, you remember Corsi as the co-author (with John O'Neill) of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.
But if you've paid attention to Corsi since then, you've watched him transmogrify into a laughable kook. First there was his abortive run-for-revenge, when he planned to challenge Kerry for his Senate seat.
The co-author of the Swift Boat veterans' book that attacked Sen. John F. Kerry plans to move to the Bay State this year so he can challenge Kerry for his Senate seat in 2008.
"I'm going to do it," said Jerome Corsi, 58. "I've got serious political aspirations now."
Obviously, he chickened out and wrote Atomic Iran, a scare-em saga that hit when fear about Iran was peaking. He penned fairly mainstream conservative books until late 2006, when he got entangled with the immigration restriction movement. As far as I can tell, something snapped. In May he quit World Net Daily to explore a bid for president.
Corsi, who resigned as a WND staff reporter Monday, said he has joined the Constitution Party and is willing to explore a serious pursuit of the nomination.
"The issues that concern me the most are the need to secure our borders and the increasing pace with which North American economic and political integration are taking place under the Security and Prosperity Partnership," Corsi told WND.
He was working on The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger With Mexico (which Amazon is selling with The True Story of the Bilderberg Group), which came out months later. Corsi never actually ran for president, but about half of his reporting when he re-joined WND (I'm not counting his "futures market predicts Romney win in Florida" stuff) was North American Union scaremongering. Such as:
3/13/08—Inside the hush-hush North American Union confab
3/18/08—Mexican official says NAFTA includes superhighways
5/28/08—'North American Parliament' under way
And did I mention his comments about 9/11? Ah, yes.
The fire, from jet fuel, does not burn hot enough to produce the physical evidence that he's produced. So when you've got science that the hypothesis doesn't explain–evidence–then the hypothesis doesn't stand anymore. It doesn't mean there's a new hypothesis you've validated. It just means the government's explanation of the jet fuel fire is not a sufficient explanation to explain the evidence of these spheres–these microscopic spheres–that Steven Jones has proved existed within the W.T.C. dust.
Corsi's of a piece with the PUMAs and Larry Johnson: a shit-flinging lunatic who discredits actual lines of attack on Obama whenever he sidles up near them. On balance it's good for Obama that our shiny-object-loving press has this to cover instead of McCain's subtle attack on him for not being hawkish enough on Georgia.
On second thought, the Obama campaign isn't fighting the last campaign. It evolved! Corsi sent a 5 mph pitch across the plate, and they took a swing at it.