Iowa Republican stands by comments about Obama
???‚¬?“I think that Mr. King has it backwards. The fact that the continuationof a presence in Iraq as Sen. McCain has suggested is exactly what, Ithink, will fan the flames of anti-American sentiment and make it moredifficult for us to create a long-term and sustainable peace in theworld,???‚¬?? Obama said today at a campaign stop at The Little Dooey, abarbeque restaurant in Columbus, Miss.
Late last night, King fired back, and told the
"(Obama will) certainly be viewed as a savior for them," Rep. Steve Kingtold The Associated Press. "That's why you will see them supporting him, encouraging him."
This kind of partisanship on the part of King underscores almost perfectly why Obama SHOULD be elected. Washington is so polarized. So sadly, in order to survive politically, King needs to talk that way in order to get money from his right-wing faithful. But if we had a uniter as president who supports publicly financed elections, people like King won't need to worry about getting money from the loony right-wing, and could afford to utter words that have substance.