Obama Believes in Recycling
… old political scandals.
Senator Barack Obama said today that a scandal from Senator John McCain’s past – the Keating Five – was just as relevant to the presidential campaign as questions about who Mr. Obama has associated with over the years.
In a news conference here, Mr. Obama was asked whether his campaign intended to raise the banking scandal from the 1980s, which Mr. McCain has apologized for. Every piece of every candidate’s public record, Mr. Obama said, is “germane to the presidency.”
Senator Obama became the presumptive Democrat nominee this week, surpassing Senator Hillary Clinton’s regular delegate count and either narrowing or exceeding her superdelegate accumulation. And pollster John Zogby is now predicting that Senator Clinton will drop out of the race even before the remaining primaries are held.
Naturally, Senator Obama is turning to his general election opponent.
“November is a long way away”, “a lot can happen between now and then” and “this promises to be a lively campaign”. But this is a pretty boring item by which Senator Obama is kicking off his new status.