Monday, April 28, 2008

Obama campaign: Quoting Obama is divisive and distracting

Barack Obama:

I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that [Reverend Wright] had made in the past.

The fact that he is my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue. So I understand that.

John McCain:

"Senator Obama himself says it's a legitimate political issue, so I would imagine that many other people will share that view and it will be in the arena," McCain said at a news conference. "But my position that Senator Obama doesn't share those views remains the same."

Obama campaign spokesman:

“By sinking to a level that he specifically said he’d avoid, John McCain has broken his word to the American people and rendered hollow his promise of a respectful campaign. With each passing day, John McCain acts more and more like someone who’s spent twenty-six years learning the divisive, distracting tactics of Washington. That’s not the change that the American people are looking for.”

Whereas distorting McCain’s words about 100 years in Iraq is Speaking Truth to Power. It’s the uniting change of the new politics of hope. Right?

If you can’t see the difference, of course, it’s the NDD.

UPDATE: Note also that this isn’t the first time the Obama campaign took exception to people quoting Obama. We still agree!

No comments:

Post a Comment