Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Campaigns Need to Cool It, Supporters Do Too

From the LA Times, a great piece of leadership...

"It is important for me as well as Sen. Clinton to communicate to our staffs as well that . . . we're both trying out for quarterback, but we're on the same team," he said in a press conference, where he picked up the endorsement of Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.).

With tensions rising between the two remaining Democratic candidates, Obama was asked about Clinton's mocking comment that he was selling a vision of "celestial choirs" in attempting to persuade voters he could solve problems.

"I think things have gotten a little hotter over the last couple of days, but these things have gone, sort of, in ebbs and flows," Obama said.

One day after allegations that the Clinton campaign had circulated a photo showing Obama in Somali native dress, a reminder to voters of his African ancestry, Obama attempted to move on from the controversy.

"At this stage of the campaign, there are going to be dust-ups, particularly at the staff level," Obama said. "Certainly I don't think that photograph was circulated to enhance my candidacy. I think that's fair to say. Do I think it's reflective of Sen. Clinton's approach to campaigning? Probably not. And so at this point, my interest is just moving forward and talking about the issues that are going to be helpful to the people of Ohio.

This goes for supporters too.

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2 Comments:

Blogger PATCH said...

March 4th can't come soon enough. It's going to crack me up if Clinton only wins RI.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2008  
Anonymous Miguel said...

I think it's her responsibility to campaign as tough as she can - it's not like he isn't going to get worse than she's giving in the general. The best guideline is don't say stuff that John McCain is going to use in debates as an appeal to authority.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2008  

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