November 19th, 2007
08:41 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama: I won't tolerate 'slime politics'

Watch Sen. Obama explain his response to a report by a conservative columnist over the weekend.

(CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, explained his swift response to a report by conservative columnist Robert Novak that the Clinton campaign had “scandalous” information about him.

“I think it is very important to send a clear message that whether it is coming from our party, the other party, third parties, 527’s, that our campaign will not tolerate this kind of slime politics,” Obama said Sunday at a campaign appearance in Iowa.

“In the era of the blogosphere, we have seen what happened with John McCain in 2000, we’re seen what happened with John Kerry in 2004, if you don’t get on this stuff quick, it starts drifting around,” he said.

–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

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  1. L, Williamsburg, VA

    "Obama: I won't tolerate 'slime politics'"


    Well, I guess that means Obama won't be putting Hillary on HIS ticket. Not that anyone in their right mind would. Afterall, we all know it was her telling Bubba what to do during his two terms...I guess that's the EXPERIENCE she keeps telling us about. Probably why the Clintons are slow to release the Presidential documents everyone wants to see. Ya think?

    November 22, 2007 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. Louis, New York

    I have seen snippets from both Clinton and Obama, read full articles and decided that Obama is much more eloquent. Clinton is truly hated among republicans and will always be fighting with senate and congress republicans. They will always move to defeat her and make anything she does 10 times harder, taking more time and forcing her to concede more.
    I think Obama could get more done because of his attitude, being able to actually talk with people instead of at them.
    For the most part, he has stuck to his agenda, whereas Hillary has changed direction more than the wind, depending on what the word is in the news that day. She is very transparent and appears to say anything to grab headlines and plant the image that she is winning.
    Obama could be the one to enact real change and get both parties to agree on important issues for real movement politically.

    November 24, 2007 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  3. greg opelika alabama

    obama what a name sounds like a terriost name for sure , i beleive he is a terriost for sure and he will blow up the white house with a plane . he looks like a terriost .

    November 28, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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