Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Obama Dodges Questions on NAFTA Gaffe

Is there a chink his his supposedly invincible armor? From the Washington Post:

The day before primaries in Ohio and Texas that could effectively seal
the Democratic presidential nomination for him, a smiling Obama strode out to a
news conference at a veterans facility here. But the grin was quickly replaced
by the surprised look of a man bitten by his own dog.

Reporters from the Associated Press and Reuters went after him for his
false denial that a campaign aide had held a secret meeting with Canadian
officials over Obama's trade policy. A trio of
Chicago reporters pummeled him
with questions about the corruption trial this week of a friend and supporter.
The New York Post piled on with a
question about him losing the Jewish vote.
Obama responded with the classic
phrases of a politician in trouble. "That was the information that I had at the
time. . . . Those charges are completely unrelated to me. . . . I have said that
that was a mistake. . . . The fact pattern remains unchanged."

When those failed, Obama tried another approach. "We're
running late," the candidate said, and then he disappeared behind a

Doesn't look good, but at least reporters are finally acting like reporters against the Democrat media star. But it may be too little too late to help Hillary, which might have been the MSM's intent.