Sunday, January 06, 2008

"Obama Exclusive: Barack Sits Down for First Interview Since Iowa Win"

ABC News:
Diane Sawyer Talks With the Presidential Hopeful About Debate Performance and More--After pulling off a victory in Iowa, and with only two days before the New Hampshire primary, presidential hopeful Barack Obama, D-Ill., is on fire. He has become the lead topic on the political circuit, and some pundits think Obama has rival Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. on edge.

The country will watch to see if the Illinois senator can pull off another win in the Granite State, and possibly become the man to beat for the Democratic nomination.

Watch "Good Morning America" Monday to catch Obama's interview with Diane Sawyer, his first sit-down discussion since his victory in the Hawkeye State.

In the interview, Sawyer asked Obama what he thought of how Clinton has been conducting her campaign:

Sawyer: "Do you get angry at her?"

Obama: "Not really. I find the manner in which they've been running their campaign sort of depressing, lately. It was interesting in the debate, Sen. Clinton saying 'don't feed the American people false hopes. Get a reality check, you know?' I mean, you can picture JFK saying, 'we can't go to the moon, it's a false hope. Let's get a reality check.' It's not, sort of, I think, what our tradition has been."

For the "GMA" interview, Obama will touch on his campaign hopes for New Hampshire, his debate performance, and he'll discuss what he really thinks of opponent and former first lady Clinton.

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Blogger Brian said...

An agent for 'change'? Unless you are talking about taking donations, maybe - but until there is something actually progressive in his policy, he looks alot like Hillary.

It appears we have a neo-liberal contingent who don't seem to mind all the corporate dollars Obama is piling up - somehow he is going to have to pay that back - and history tells us that corporate Democrats will sellout the base each and every time.


From 12/13/07 RS:

"Even a cursory glance at Obama's money list includes Wall Street hotshots from Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer and Co., and Citigroup, a smattering of Hollywood players and Native American casino interests, representatives of big pharmaceuticals and the insurance sector — in short, all the major food groups of reviled corporate influence-hunters.

"Worse still, Obama's financial backing is reflected in some of his Senate votes and campaign positions, including most notably his support for expanding NAFTA to Peru, limiting the ability of injured workers and consumers to sue for damages, and pouring federal funds into E85 corn-based ethanol, an alternative fuel for which the market is dominated by the Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland Company. More than once I heard Obama give stirring speeches, only to mar them with plugs for ethanol."

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