Obama on GOP Attacks: “This is What they Do”

4 09 2008

Earlier today Senator Barack Obama met with reporters to respond to some of the Republican attacks last night at the GOP convention. The Democratic Presidential nominee minced no words. He told journalists “This is what they do” when “they don’t have an agenda to run on.” He then coyly asked those same reporters if they were surprised to hear such negative criticisms from Republicans during their convention.

And when asked why has he not gone on the offensive against Senator John McCain’s running mate Governor Sarah Palin after fierce and snide jabs at him last night, Obama told the press corp “Because John McCain’s running for President and I am running against John McCain and as far as I can tell Governor Palin does not have any ideas that are different from John McCain’s and that speech she delivered was on behalf of John McCain.”

Watch it.

But of course, Obama could not let the community organizing jab slide either. For those of you who did not get a chance to see the speech last night Governor Palin said:

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involved. I guess — I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.

A reporter in the clip below ask Obama to respond by saying “They are talking about work I did right out of college” and asked “Why would that work be ridiculous?” and “Who are they fighting for?” and maybe they are out of touch and don’t get it because they (McCain and Palin) have not been working on behalf of those folks.

Watch it.

(H/T: Jed Report)

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[…] out for more footage from this episode of the o’reilly factor soon, but in the meantime, watch obama rock a few more people. his speaking is near impeccable. stumps people all […]

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