Thursday, February 28, 2008

What would Obama on the campaign trail call the Obama campaign?

With the obligatory nod to the denials coming from both the Obama campaign and the Canadians, we tackle the easy question regarding the alleged events that the Canadian television station still stands by...

What would Obama on the campaign trail call the Obama campaign?

Obama on the campaign trail:


And in this mission, our rivals won't be one another, and I would assert it won't even be the other party. It's going to be cynicism that we're fighting against.

Too often, this cynicism makes us afraid to say what we believe. It makes us fearful. We don't trust the truth.


It's caused our politics to become small and timid, calculating and cautious. We spend all our time thinking about tactics and maneuvers, knowing that if we spoke the truth, we address the issues with boldness, that we might be labeled -- it might lead to our defeat.


Obama campaign allegedly working the back channels:


Barack has ratcheted up his attacks on NAFTA, but a senior member of his campaign team told a Canadian official not to take his criticisms seriously, CTV News has learned.Both Obama and Hillary Clinton have been critical of the long-standing North American Free Trade Agreement over the course of the Democratic primaries, saying that the deal has cost U.S. workers’ jobs.


Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama’s campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the United States , and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources.


The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms would only be campaign rhetoric, and should not be taken at face value.


What would Obama on the campaign trail call the Obama campaign?


Cynical.

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