Friday, April 11, 2008
Hillary Clinton and John McCain are trying to make hay out of Obama's comment that people who are struggling financially in Pennsylvania might be bitter.
But the CNN pundits didn't let them get away with it.
UPDATE: Folks, sorry, but I'm not much of a TV watcher. Evidently, CNN started out the day with this balanced reporting, but then later figured out there's more ratings to be had with Obama-bashing, and is now engaged in Fox News-style nonstop "Obama Hates Small Town America" type reporting.
Here's Obama's response to the Clinton/McCain attacks at a speech in Indiana:
Well, Sen. Obama slaps them both down with his just-issued response to it all:
...I made this statement -- so, here's what rich. Senator Clinton says 'No, I don't think that people are bitter in Pennsylvania. You know, I think Barack's being condescending.' John McCain says, 'Oh, how could he say that? How could he say people are bitter? You know, he's obviously out of touch with people.'
Out of touch? Out of touch? I mean, John McCain -- it took him three tries to finally figure out that the home foreclosure crisis was a problem and to come up with a plan for it, and he's saying I'm out of touch? Senator Clinton voted for a credit card-sponsored bankruptcy bill that made it harder for people to get out of debt after taking money from the financial services companies, and she says I'm out of touch? No, I'm in touch. I know exactly what's going on. I know what's going on in Pennsylvania. I know what's going on in Indiana. I know what's going on in Illinois. People are fed-up. They're angry and they're frustrated and they're bitter. And they want to see a change in Washington and that's why I'm running for President of the United States of America.