May 27th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama hits McCain for fundraising with Bush

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama Tuesday continued
his efforts to tag John McCain as a candidate with ideas no different than President Bush's.

The Illinois senator highlighted McCain's scheduled Tuesday evening closed-press fundraiser, where Bush and the presumptive Republican nominee will appear together.

"No cameras, no reporters, and we all know why," Obama said. "Sen. McCain doesn't want to be seen, hat in hand, with the president whose failed policies he promises to continue for another four years. Now the question for the American people is do we want to continue George Bush's policies?"

To this, the crowd promptly answered, "no."

Obama, though, isn't completely in the clear himself when it comes to private fundraisers. The "bitter" controversy int he wake of Pennsylvania's primary contest stemmed from comments the White House hopeful made at a closed-door event in San Francisco April 6.

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  1. No McSame

    McSame As George Bush. Under cover and sneaky. Just like old Nixon. Some things never change, they just stay the same.
    Oh yeah bible boy McSame about not wanting to give veterans the same benefits because of time served, I think that you need to open the good book and read Matthew ch20 the parable of The Workers in the Vineyard to see what our Lord thinks about it. Do like the Bereans, that is if you know who they were and line up with the WORD. You do know who the WORD is or don't you?
    Veteran for Obama No McSame As Bush in 08.
    Hillary don't even think about it. Obama fighting on two fronts and standing strong. YES. Obama08

    May 27, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    What I'm wondering is why the democratic congress hasn't ended the war yet when they can easily cancel the funding with their majority.

    May 27, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
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