Monday, June 18, 2007

Well, that rests the matter then....

Obama came out with a statement today on the recent controversy arising from the memo that his campaign team put out that took a cheap shot at Hillary Clinton's financial ties with the Indian-American community.

He had this to say:

"It was a dumb mistake on our campaign's part and I made it clear to my staff in no uncertain terms that it was a mistake," Obama told the AP in a brief interview in which he referred to the memo as "unnecessarily caustic."

and added...

"It is not reflective of the long-standing relationship I have had with the Indian-American community,"

Well accepting a mistake upfront is always nice to see from a presidential hopeful.....good on his part to realize that before it snowballed into a major controversy.

And on the issue of jobs going overseas, he had this to say....

"The issue of outsourcing is a genuine and important issue but to refer to one particular country was, I think, an error and I let all of us know that we've got to be more careful about how we communicate,"

and added....

"While it's not possible to stop globalization in its tracks, what we can do is make sure we have a government that's looking out for our workers," Obama said. "We can do more to create a government that's creating quality jobs here in America, and we can do more to create a government that's helping workers who lose their jobs."

A reasonable stance Mr. Obama, i agree with you on that.

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