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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama Addresses His Honest San Francisco Remarks

Some of you may have heard some flap about some remarks that Obama made at a fundraiser in San Francisco recently. Obama said that it's not surprising that people "get bitter, they cling to their guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Although many people would certainly agree that he could have used some softer words to avoid the inevitable soundbite, I think this really speaks to the question of how ready people are to hear hard truths. Because, at their root, Obama's words were right on target.

See below for a video of Obama expanding on his remarks. Talk about a breath of fresh air in this country.



Here's what CNN had to say in his defense:

1 comments:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004343782_dige12m.html said...

I hope he continues to address his comments and this issue. At the issue's core, it is something that resonates strongly for the Obama campaign and it can be used to further elevate the reasons why we need Barack Obama in the White House.