(CNN) - Samantha Power has resigned her position from Barack Obama's campaign after calling Hillary Clinton a 'monster,' the Illinois senator's campaign announced.
“With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an advisor the Obama campaign effective today," Power said in a statement issued by the campaign. "Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign. And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months."
The Obama campaign said that the decision was Power’s, and stressed that “she was an adviser, not a paid staffer.”
"She made the decision to resign and we accepted," said communications director Robert Gibbs.
Earlier in the day, the Clinton campaign had called for Obama to end Power's association with his campaign.
Well, she obviously cares about Obama to do such a thing.
Senator Clinton has been behaving and looking like a MONSTER!!!!
She is right, maybe not politically correct in the comment but right.
Obama is true to his word. Now what about Hillary? Is she going to fire Ken Wolfson?!
I personally think the people resigning from the race should be the clintons for making the big lie about the NAFTA deal, and canada. Iat was clinton doing the wink wink , not OBAMA...maybe cliton should resign from the race,
Yes, i think clinton is a monster, and please Samantha do not resign...what you saud was thge truth..I know Obama does not suport such comments...but honestly, i think Hilary is a monster!!!!!!!!
The Clinton's and their subordinates are selling the idea to have Obama as a vice president as a win-win situation. No way Jose!
The reason, we, the new voters, independents and old voters are engaged and voting for Obama is to look for a new way of doing politics.
Hillary does not represent a departure from old politics and negative campaigns. Actually they are making all the efforts to drag him into their muddy campaign. Having Obama as a vice president will destroy the hope for change that we have deposited on him and will move him to the dark side (Clintons politics). We are not voting for more of the same. We do not want Hillary as a vicepresident neither. We want real change. Obama with a new staff.
so be it.
She did the right thing, apologize to Clinton and remove herself from Obama's campaign.
Hillary: now fire Wolfson!!!
LOL...Gary, if he did any less it would just add to the hypocrisy of the rest of his campaign.
Obama is a man of his word! Hillary needs to the same!
HOW MANY MORE WILL RESIGN
STARTING FROM MICHELLE OBAMA ,,,,,SHE IS BEING A WOMAN HERSELF ATTACKING HILLARY ON HER MARRIGE TROUBLES SINCE 2007 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,TELLING ITS HER FAULT ,,
ITS NOT JUST ONE SUPPORTER ,,ITS THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN ,,,THEY ARE VERY RUDE AND NEGATIVE ON EVERY BLOG YOU GO TO ,,THEY DON,T TALK ABOUT ISSUES,,,,ALL THEY DO TALK ABOUT CHANGE AND START BASHING OTHER CANDIDATE SUPPORTERS
Thank you for resigning. You've helped contribute to Obama's dedication to run a clean campaign.
DONT GO! Speaking the truth about how the HRC campaign has handled itself is not a reason to resign.
This is LUDICROUS!!!
I am glad she said it. Hillary will stop at NOTHING to get what she wants. She can't win the nomination without blackmailing the superdelegates. My suggestion to Obama–HIT HER WHERE IT HURTS! Give her a dose of her own medicine.
I think that it is a good thing that she resigned for her comments because Sen. Obama has tried to run a decent campaign focusing on the issues. However, I know that Sen. Clinton's camp demanded for her to be fired, however when a high ranking Latino supporter from Texas stated that Latinos will never vote for Obama because he is black. Didn't get any media attention what so ever. So it is unfortunate that the media continues to sway the mindset of the American people by only reporting the news that places Sen. Obama in a bad light. As Americans we have to call the media on their biases and tell them that we deserve to hear the TRUTH and not the media spins!!!
It is funny that in the other thread people were calling Obama a hypocrite for not firing this person. These people gave him 10 minutes after the article was posted before criticizing him for not getting rid of her. People are a bunch of idiots, give the man time to even hear about it before you start accusing him of not staying true to his words.
Off to moderation.
When is the Clinton staffer that circulated the picture of Obama with a Kenyan outfit insinuating he is a Muslim resign? Also, when is the staffer that sent e-mails stating Obama was a terriorist and Muslim resign? Hillary and the media are hyprocrites. No one is calling her out on the staffers who made discrimanatory comments about Obama. Why the double standards?
this goes to show us just what kind of pigs obamma wiil have working for him!!!!!!!!!!!
Truth hurts...doesn't mean you have to say it...
i think it was right for her to leave- Obama said he would never allow that kind of stuff – i still dont see how folks are saying hillary went all neg- if he thinks this is bad than wait to mccain gets ahold of him!? hes weak and hillary is by far the best -shes a fighter and will get things done! Obama shady past is gonna bite him in the butt!
Yes, you don't call names. Only people with no valid arguments call names. But she's right though about Hillary. Hillary knows she won't win this nomination and is now looking forward to 2012 against sitting president McCain. She will damage Barack and the democratic party so badly that the party may lose the general election this year.
I think she was right in the beginning, teh Clintons are monsters in the political field.
I do not think she should have took it back, truth is truth. Obama is crazy to let let leave. He is a fool if he thinks he can beat them and not play hard ball, they will, he must, or he will loose over the next 2 months. I perdict they will eat his lunch in the closing days, he does not have what it takes to play with the big boys.
Obama just stuffed the faces of all those people screaming "Lets see if your a man of your words!"
Good Job Obama, way to stick with your ideals.
As an independent who usually votes for Democrats, I'm starting to get really trouble