Campaign 2008 Watch

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Democrat Barack Obama today conceded that comments he made about bitter working class voters who -- quote -- "cling to guns or religion" were ill chosen.

Presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton says Obama's remarks were "elitist and out of touch."

At issue are comments Obama made privately at a fundraising gathering in San Francisco last Sunday. He explained his troubles winning over working-class voters, saying they have become frustrated with economic conditions.

The comments, posted on the Huffington Post political Web site yesterday, set off a storm of criticism from Clinton, Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain and a number of other GOP officials.


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  • by Darla Location: winnebago ,il on May 27, 2008 at 08:34 PM
    I want to know why is that portugul is not part of our states and they do not pay taxes so why is it that they get to vote for our countrys president that is not right and shouldnt be allowed just like the mexicans that live in our country that live off the states money and dont pay taxes get to vote even though we are supporting them to be here its not fair to the ones who belong here in the USA . eyes need to be opened to all nationalities who live in the USA and here we work and have to support them its not fair to the ones who work every day for every little dime they can get to put a loaf of bread on the table and a pint of gas in their car if they have enough money left over for rven that much . other countrys are getting more help than our own . i believe cherrity starts right here in our country help us first then the other guy later .USA needs to be the ones who can vote only . tell me why everyone else can thats not part of USA gets to vote .
  • by Tom Location: Rockford on Apr 19, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    Why do you have so many postings about Obama and not so much for Clinton? I always hear that Obama is being treated "unfairly" but from this station I feel it is the other way around and Hilary is the one taking cheap shots. I always watch CBS, but lately, being a Clinton supporter, I find myself changing the channel when the topic of politics comes up. Especially after the debate the other night. I started watching Katie Courric and was very unimpressed with her commemts!!! The station seems to be for Obama, which is fine, but to be a national broad casting station I think many of you should be more discreet on your dislike for Hilary Clinton.
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