June 6, 2008

NO ONE EVER SAID PANDERING WAS EASY:

Obama Backs Away From Comment on Divided Jerusalem (Washington Post, June 6, 2008)

Facing criticism from Palestinians, Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged yesterday that the status of Jerusalem will need to be negotiated in future peace talks, amending a statement earlier in the week that the city "must remain undivided."

Obama's statement, made during a speech Wednesday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, drew a swift rebuke from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.


It's indicative of just how big his problems with a core Democrat constituency are that he'd ram his foot that far down his own throat.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 6, 2008 4:34 PM
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Every Democratic mini-group is going to be rolling Obama from now until Election Day. The teachers, the labor unions, the gays, the pot legalizers, the gun grabbers, the tranzis, all of them. They know they can get him to dance.

McCain can always save a good line for the debates - "Barack, you have pandered for every left-wing group out there; why won't you dance for the American military?"

Posted by: ratbert at June 6, 2008 7:32 PM
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