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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:41 PM
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Obama campaign's response to the RNC "troop funding" ad
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:42 PM by ErinBerin84
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0708/Obamas_defe...

Obama's defense: 'Honest differences'

Voted against funding for the troops" is a pretty time-worn attack line, so the Obama campaign's response to its first use is interesting.

Sensing, perhaps, that McCain's at risk -- as he sharply amps up the anti-Obama rhetoric -- of being cast as angry, Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan goes for a high-road tone last see (on both sides) sometime late last summer:

"There are honest differences between Senator Obamas position on Iraq and Senator McCains, but theres no question that both support our troops. Under the RNCs definition, John McCain would have also chosen politics over our military when he urged George Bush to veto funding for the troops, and we know thats not the case. This is the sort of distasteful and misleading attack from the Rove playbook that the American people are tired of, that does nothing to give our troops the equipment they need, and distracts from the honest debate we should be having about how we can keep the country secure."
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jezebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:43 PM
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1. Classy. Shows the difference from the Obama camp with the frantic bashing coming out of McCain's. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:49 PM
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2. That's Good! I like it so much..
rove's name is going down in infamy associated with bringing us the dumbest president in the history of the US, gw bush.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:54 PM
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3. heh.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:55 PM by ErinBerin84
The Obama campaign should make an ad with a clip of Rove talking to George Snuffy about how he "gives advice" to the McCain campaign, with something like "The American people can tell. And we're sick of it." at the end.
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