Watch Obama's comments at a press conference Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (CNN) – Democrat Barack Obama responded to the suggestion that some view him as an elitist by pointing to his closet.
At a press conference Friday, the Illinois senator was asked about the perception some voters may have that he comes across as an elitist who "looks too much like a GQ cover" to be able to relate to working class voters.
He first gestured to his clothing choice. "I think this is a fairly standard suit here, you know?" he said. "I haven't changed my approach to dressing too much.
"I basically buy five of the same suit, and then I patch them up and wear them repeatedly. I have four pairs of shoes. Recently I've taken to getting a haircut more frequently than I used to because my mother in law makes fun of me. So I don't think people are too worried about what I'm wearing."
He added he didn't feel the need to go out of his way to prove his "street cred as a down-to-earth guy" because, according to him, people who've known him long enough know that to be the case.
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He certainly does dress better than McClinton ! Is she competing with the Queen of England for bad style ?
Please use those shoes to stroll the Senate floor some more because you have no experience.
No matter what he's wearing, he's looking down his nose at people. He doesn't want the NAACP to support him b/c he would seem too black (why black people vote for him anyway, I'm not sure). He's lying and saying he disagreed with the pastor whose church he sat in for 20 years. How much of this stuff are people going to believe? Does he really think voters are that dumb?
There is NOTHING special about Barack Obama.
Heres a quote from Hillary in the North Carolina Republican on
Jan. 10, 2008.
"I will not withdraw the troops from Iraq".
Now this is news, how is it possible that a person not connected to the news can find this quote but reporter's can't. The news media would rather look in church or print what someone Obama knew years ago 'said' than any real negative stories about Hillary. Who is paying whom here?
He seems like a normal kind of guy for me who wants what I have wanted as long as I could vote.. Change washington!!!
About as down to earth as the Clintons? I don't think so..............
Obama is so far removed from an elitist it's been absurd to hear the Clintons and McCain call him elitist for political gain.
If people haven't bothered to research all the candidates by now, we know they won't be making informed voting decisions any time this century.
As far as I'm concerned, the arguments that are dead and now look old and tired are elitist, religion, black vote, etc. So what? Bring on Iraq, Afghanistan, mortgages, healthcare, education, re-training programs, revamping the trade policies, create and bring back jobs, environment issues, bringing Congress together to get something done for a change, involving voters to stay in touch with government issues, watching c-span more...you get the idea?
Are we saying that the McCains and Clintons aren't elitist and Obama is? McCain's wife is worth more than 100 million and the Clintons make so much money they won't even release their 2007 tax returns. Please, lets be realistic about this. Obama is about as elitist as Jack Cafferty!
More tabloid trash!
My goodness this is the biggest story you can come up with CNN I am telling you the huffing post has been doing a better job of getting relevant news out than CNN lately!
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Apparently Barack Obama should be dressing like a homeless man to placate the rank and file.
THERE CAN'T BE AN EXAMPLE OF A MORE REGULAR GUY,
STRUGGLING TO GET AN EDUCATION & SOME HELP FORE
OTHER TO DO THE SAME. ONLY HATERS CAN HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THAT.
Regular guy for Hamas.
Oh for god's sake CNN!!!! Get a life!
This isn't entertainment tonight!
When are you going to start asking McCain tough questions – let us start parsing his words.
We must be getting close to the south again. Lets face it, men don't need much more then a clean shirt and a different tie. Poor me, I'm just like the rest of you. All politicians will say or do anything to win.
regular cheating, lying politician who will steal this nomination.
This is the ultimate irony for the Obama supporters (the smart and educated people) to ponder:
IF Obama is our nominee, it is because the Washington Insiders that he speaks against (Superdelegates) GIVE the nomination to him.
It will NOT be because he convinced the electorate with his inspiring words of hope and change.
Hillary STILL got 50% of the vote even being sabotaged and throttled and handicapped.
Don't worry Barack- we know you are a regular guy.No one is asking Hillary where she got that fancy pant suit and those diamond earrings from.
Obama you play racist card when you go south.
I am convince now that black people are more racist.
look at the way they vote including Oprah.
KEEP BEING YOURSELF, DO NOT LET ANYONE CHANGE YOU, BECAUSE WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU, AND YOU NEED TO BE PRESIDENT!!!
WE ARE DYING FOR YOU TO BE PRESIDENT!!
He may only have four pairs of shoes, but he's got millions of votes, and the American people's resolve to change Washington, D.C.. More votes, I might add than Hillary or McCain.
We're with you Barack, don't give up. Remember you are the front runner.
No liars or warmongers in MY White House.
Barack 08 !!!!
It seems that people mistake confidence in who you are as being elitist. Of course, Senators Clinton and John McCain continue to perpetuate such silliness.
Obama is a good man and the best candidate we have left. He is only a millionaire now because his book sales skyrocketed once he ran for president. Prior to that his wife and him were making much less than what most Harvard graduates make. Good for him, he wrote 2 excellent books and they have paid off for him. He is far from an elitist.
The Obama supporters are so big on rules...
please read up on the rules governing the superdelegates and the intended role of those superdelegates.
If Obama wins by cheating that is no win at all.