Saturday, March 22, 2008

Just Words

In Friday's conference call, Phil Singer wasn't shy about telling reporters how things are changing in the race.  The email announcing the call, entitled "Obama Campaign: Just Words," made the following arguments:
At this point, it's no secret that the Obama campaign is in political hot water given the news stories of the last few weeks and is desperate to change the subject.
The ground is shifting away from them. And their response?
First, disenfranchise voters - Prevent new votes in Florida and Michigan .  Stop voting in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Oregon  West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Kentucky, South Dakota, Montana, West Virginia and Indiana.
Second, peddle photos of President Clinton shaking hands with Reverend Wright less than 48 hours after calling for a high-minded conversation on race. Well, President Clinton took tens of thousands of photos during his eight years as president. Stop the presses.
Third, accuse our campaign of having something to do with Senator Obama's passport file being breached, a reckless charge that has zero merit.
Fourth, continue attacks on Senator Clinton's character in an effort to implement what the Chicago Tribune called a full assault on her ethics.
Fifth, stonewall the press: no tax returns, no state records, no answers about the inconsistencies in the Rezko story.
Singer continues with a summary of the state of the race now - it's all just words from Camp Obama.
So it's not a pretty sight - it's all part of a pattern of just words.
Senator Obama talks about voter participation while actively disenfranchising millions.
He calls for high minded debates while practicing lowdown politics.
He promises a different kind of campaign while attacking Hillary's character.
He promises transparency while hiding basic info and stonewalling the press.
It's no wonder that Americans are coming to see that for all of his lofty rhetoric, Senator Obama's candidacy is really just words.  
It's no surprise that Americans are expressing serious doubts about his ability to answer the 3am call.
It's no wonder that top journalists are calling the Obama campaign desperate, saying that it's amateur hour in Chicago.


  
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