I’m sorry, I can hear you perfectly fine, I’m just tone deaf.Inexperience is the one thing you can’t hide on the campaign trail. You can hide girlfriends as “staff,” but you can’t hide that you’re simply not ready for prime time. This is what’s happening to the Obama campaign.

Senator Barack Obama made the stupid mistake of saying the following:

“We’ve got to get the job done there,” he said of Afghanistan. “And that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.”

Whether he meant the US military was deliberately targeting civilians or was simply not thinking through what he was trying to say remains hidden between his rather large ears.

But he can learn a thing or two from a more polished politician, if only slightly more experienced. Mitt Romney’s campaign wasted no time to pounce and call Obama out on his gaffe.

“That is a very troubling remark on so many levels,” said Romney spokesman Kevin Madden. “Most importantly, it’s emblematic of Senator Obama’s lack of experience for the job of commander-in-chief. But it’s also an entirely inaccurate condemnation of the efforts of the men and women of the United States military who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Romney’s team was so quick to pounce that they even beat the other Democrats to the punch. They’re probably sitting there wondering if they should pile on with statements of their own, or agree with what he said. This is, after all, the Democrats primary and anti-war and anti-military play well.