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maximusveritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:55 AM
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23. I'm not sure a clarification from Michelle would have generated significantly more press
It was going to get covered anyway, so it was better to get it covered with the clarification added. It's obviously tricky in these last-minute situations (which was the Clinton campaign's whole idea), but I do think it would have helped. Something to think about for next time at least.
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  -Obama clarifies wife's remarks: "proud of the *politics* of America" Alhena  Feb-20-08 12:44 AM   #0 
  - Batting cleanup, Mr. Obama hits a home run for the win.  Tatiana   Feb-20-08 12:45 AM   #1 
  - Of course that's what Michelle was  zidzi   Feb-20-08 12:46 AM   # 
  - You better get some sleep as your mind reading must take effort.  Neshanic   Feb-20-08 12:52 AM   #18 
  - even with the media going crazy and Pat Buchannon having a fit, Americans said STFU  TheDonkey   Feb-20-08 12:53 AM   #19 
  - I'm sure the McCain campaign  maddiejoan   Feb-20-08 12:46 AM   #2 
  - Will those be on before or after the Obama ads about McCain's 100 years in Iraq plan?  RummyTheDummy   Feb-20-08 12:48 AM   #8 
  - You might be shocked when you learn the truth.  maddiejoan   Feb-20-08 12:51 AM   # 
  - The truth is obvious, to anyone who can grasp reality.  RummyTheDummy   Feb-20-08 12:57 AM   #25 
     - okay, cookie  maddiejoan   Feb-20-08 08:36 AM   #61 
  - 100 years? Try 10,000....  MercutioATC   Feb-20-08 12:54 AM   #22 
  - I want the ad  Mojorabbit   Feb-20-08 01:04 AM   # 
  - before the 100 years after the bomb bomb bomb Iran ad  grantcart   Feb-20-08 02:23 AM   #43 
  - So what?  ProSense   Feb-20-08 12:48 AM   #9 
     - So what?  maddiejoan   Feb-20-08 12:51 AM   #16 
        - Careful about what? The RW penchant to spin and distort?  ProSense   Feb-20-08 12:58 AM   #27 
           - Thank you ProSense for sharing this.  Window   Feb-20-08 02:27 AM   #45 
  - Yeah, but she needs to say this herself  maximusveritas   Feb-20-08 12:47 AM   #3 
  - I disagree- the plan was to give it no more press than necessary  Alhena   Feb-20-08 12:51 AM   #14 
  - I'm not sure a clarification from Michelle would have generated significantly more press  maximusveritas   Feb-20-08 12:55 AM   #23 
     - It would have generated more respect.  Hoof Hearted   Feb-20-08 02:22 AM   #42 
  - Bingo!  Hoof Hearted   Feb-20-08 02:21 AM   #40 
  - She probably will address this.  Window   Feb-20-08 02:32 AM   #48 
  - It is defiantly spin, but it works for me  Johnny__Motown   Feb-20-08 12:47 AM   #4 
  - Here's a longer quote from Obama ...  Alhena   Feb-20-08 12:47 AM   #5 
  - She'll really be proud when she sees this..  zidzi   Feb-20-08 12:50 AM   #13 
     - ! wow. Thanks for posting this  Emit   Feb-20-08 12:54 AM   #20 
     - Very emotional  zidzi   Feb-20-08 01:06 AM   #33 
     - Situations like this show just how good Obama is politically ...  Alhena   Feb-20-08 12:54 AM   #21 
     - We have ourselves a real  zidzi   Feb-20-08 01:09 AM   #34 
     - Just clicked on your link, that is amazing. Go Prairie View!  Alhena   Feb-20-08 12:58 AM   #26 
     - Beautiful!  Window   Feb-20-08 02:35 AM   #49 
  - Nice save.  Heaven and Earth   Feb-20-08 12:47 AM   #6 
  - Clean up in aisle 3.  Beausoir   Feb-20-08 12:48 AM   #7 
  - Fun?  maximusveritas   Feb-20-08 12:49 AM   #10 
     - Just you wait and see. Clinton played pattycake with the Obamas. Things are about to get serious.  Beausoir   Feb-20-08 12:51 AM   #17 
        - "Clinton played pattycake with the Obamas." Was she trying to fall behind? n/t  ProSense   Feb-20-08 01:04 AM   #30 
  - It's a good save. Michelle is classy  TheDonkey   Feb-20-08 12:49 AM   #11 
  - Thanks Alhena. This makes perfect sense.  ShortnFiery   Feb-20-08 12:49 AM   #12 
  - And there it is. Just add "politics". All better!  Neshanic   Feb-20-08 12:51 AM   #15 
  - I've heard her speech, and that's exactly the context.  Diane R   Feb-20-08 12:55 AM   #24 
  - Shouldn't this be coming from her?  pirhana   Feb-20-08 12:59 AM   #28 
  - She has been effectively muzzled. He has to apologize for her. Same old politics.  Beausoir   Feb-20-08 01:01 AM   #29 
     - "God forbid a woman speaks her mind." I think, and it's just a hunch,  ProSense   Feb-20-08 01:05 AM   #32 
  - A Perfectly Reasonable Explanation...  JimGinPA   Feb-20-08 01:05 AM   #31 
  - Explaining your spouse seems necessary on both sides  splat   Feb-20-08 01:38 AM   #35 
  - There you go Insanity and O'Lielly. Now shut the hell up!  usregimechange   Feb-20-08 01:39 AM   #36 
  - Nice spin  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-20-08 01:41 AM   #37 
  - It was an easy fix, and they nailed it. Non-story.  Political Heretic   Feb-20-08 01:46 AM   #38 
  - .  Hoof Hearted   Feb-20-08 02:24 AM   #44 
     - :)  Political Heretic   Feb-20-08 02:56 AM   #52 
        - Exactly ...  Alhena   Feb-20-08 05:53 AM   #54 
  - Thank you for posting this.  Window   Feb-20-08 02:19 AM   #39 
  - What, the "little woman" needs hubby to speak for her? n/t  Sapphocrat   Feb-20-08 02:22 AM   #41 
  - Everyone knows she is no little anything. Beliveve that.  cooolandrew   Feb-20-08 02:29 AM   #47 
     - Hell yes, I know that.  Sapphocrat   Feb-20-08 02:43 AM   #50 
  - Good call by Barack.  cooolandrew   Feb-20-08 02:28 AM   #46 
  - PERFECT!!!!!!  GoldieAZ49   Feb-20-08 02:47 AM   #51 
  - Someone always has to explain what they really meant. It took  anamandujano   Feb-20-08 03:38 AM   #53 
  - I was thinking about Cindy McCain's comment and it seems to me  Vinca   Feb-20-08 06:15 AM   #55 
  - A day late and a dollar short, Barack.  DemVet   Feb-20-08 06:29 AM   #56 
  - You know, until now I haven't really said anything on this matter...  theHandpuppet   Feb-20-08 06:45 AM   #57 
  - We are going to be SO TIRED of both of them so soon  JoFerret   Feb-20-08 06:56 AM   #58 
  - Too late. Sadly, Cindy came off as the primary princess, Michelle as the ill-tempered shrew  Maribelle   Feb-20-08 07:00 AM   #59 
     - Nothing like handing the enemy ammunition. Michelle makes a  anamandujano   Feb-20-08 07:41 AM   #60 

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