He had the time to give a mediocre speech to 200,000 people in Berlin that tried to seem substantial. . 200,000 people who can't vote in the US election.
He also has time to start planning a transition team if he wins the election.
He also seems to be spending money on commercials for the Olympics in the People's Republic of China.
But he does not have time to visit the wounded soldiers.
We know what Obama's priorities are and they all seek to glorify Obama.
Update: It does not help counter the image of Sen. Barack Obama[D-IL] obsessively polishing his halo to learn why the Landstuhl visit was skipped. It seems the military said it was fine for the Senator and a few staffers to visit, but no media or cameras would be allowed. A military photographer would record the visit. So the junior Senator from Illinois passed up an opportunity to see some of his constituents and listen to them because he would not get air time for his presidential aspirations.
Obama - its all about the me 24/7.
Yet another update. It seems the Obama campaign is not smart enough to know when to quit digging the hole they find themselves in. If they had stuck with the original Obama explanation of not wanting to be a distraction to the wounded soldiers it might not have gotten this out of hand. But when people asked why he had time for a gym visit but not for the wounded soldiers, things started to spiral out of control. Now Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC is saying the Obama campaign is blaming the Pentagon who blocked things because one of Obama's advisers is retired military and the DoD would not let him visit because he is now a campaign aide. In fact Andrea Mitchell is saying there might be bad blood now between the Obama camp and the Pentagon. Give me a break! Sen. Obama can't go anywhere without someone to hold his hand? Dang someone tell Michelle her husband needs a parent 24/7 to keep him out of trouble. And this guy wants to be President? And he is getting in a pissing contest with the DoD over a screw up of his making. How petty, how Caligula.