Presidential candidate Barack Obama has distanced himself from the Rev. Wright, Fr. Pfleger, Bill Ayers and now…Obama has distanced himself his own campaign.
Well, remember right after the Palin announcement was made the Obama/Biden campaign put out a scathing release:
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said Obama spokesperson Bill Burton. “Gov. Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil, and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.”
That release served as a template for the remainder of the day’s media to attack Palin. They marched swiftly to Obama’s orders. But now, Obama is saying he didn’t really mean it.
This from The Politco:
At a stop in Monaca, Pa., Barack Obama seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s first, harshly critical response to the Palin pick.
“I think that…campaigns start getting these hair triggers and the statement that Joe and I put out reflects our sentiments,” he said, according to the pool report, apparently criticizing his staff for going overboard, as he did occasionally in the primary.
He was referring to a more gracious statement of congratulations he issued later with Biden, which he then reiterated.
“I haven’t met her before. She seems like a compelling person … with a terrific personal story.
Does this sound like a new politics? Funny, it sounds a lot like the old kind. And the media is allowing him to get away with this. This guy bears no responsibility for his friends, his Pastor, his campaign. Nothing. I guess taking responsibility is above his pay grade.