Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Update: Obama responds

As I expected, Barack Obama has issued a statement that he did not approve the document attacking Hillary Clinton for her financial ties to India. He now says that it was a "dumb mistake" made by his staff.

I was told that he posted a statement on this at his website, but I can't find it. If someone else knows where it is, please help me find it. But here's an article discussing his response to his campaign's actions. And another here.

I'm sorry, but so far I'm hearing way too much denial of involvement from him on way too many topics. Here's a nice summary, that doesn't even include this latest campaign gaffe. I'm waiting for him to start taking some responsibility before he gets my endorsement for president.

We've already witnessed the damage that occurs when those in power refuse to take responsibility. Just ask Scooter.


Judy said...

I found the comments posted more interesting than the summary of Obama's 'gaffes'.
I find myself trusting the media just about as much as I can trust the politicians these days.

PookyShoehorn said...

I fear this is going to be the nastiest election yet, at least in my lifetime.

Personally, I think it was a legitimate news story, but the gut reaction from a lot of Obama supports seemed to be that it was not newsworthy. And when Obama did not come out strongly — or quickly, really — it fanned the Clinton supporters' vitrol.

Sigh. I'm not a big fan of an of 'em right about now.