Presidential Campaigns Argue over Friends

Sarah Palin is defends her attack on Barack Obama after accusing him hanging out with the enemy, and Obama is proud to pals around with Bruce Springsteen.

** FILE ** In these file photos, Bruce Springsteen, left, is shown in New York on Sept. 28, 2007 and Billy Joel is shown in this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo in West Hollywood, Calif. Springsteen and Joel are teaming up for their first joint concert to benefit Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Obama plans to attend the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Oct. 16, the day after Obama's final debate with Republican John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/files)

Sarah Palin is defending her attack on Barack Obama after accusing him hanging out with the enemy.

"Someone who sees America is imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who target their own country," Palin said.

She's talking about Chicago professor William Ayers. He was the founder of a radical leftist group that claimed responsiblity for bombings in the 60's and 70's. Obama admits the two are acquainted, but says they are not friends. Experts say this isn't a new issue, just one being brought up more now by the McCain campaign.

One guy Obama is proud to pal around with is Bruce Springsteen. The "boss" is rocking the vote for the democrat. Today he played a free acoustic set at Ohio State's campus. Tomorrow he'll sing at an Obama rally in eastern Michigan. And then will join Billy Joel for an Obama fundraiser on October 16th.

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  • by Jim Location: MO on Oct 5, 2008 at 08:28 PM
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