"The McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee have been hitting hard on the theme that on his trip Mr. Obama has cast himself as not just as the presumptive Democratic nominee, but the presumptive president three months too early." -- NYT Michael Falconemccain campaign, 7/25: obama needs to start acting like he's already the president:
"The most solemn duty of a commander in chief is to fulfill his responsibility to the men and women who serve this country in uniform. Barack Obama ... broke that commitment, instead flitting from one European capital to the next." -- retired Lt. Col. Joe Reypya, speaking on behalf of the McCain campaign.