Barack Obama, the presidential candidate whose campaign website is powered by “hope,” seems to have gotten himself into a bit of controversy.
The Huffington Post has a round-up of sorts, with reactions from across the spectrum, including NRO’s Mark Steyn.
“Obama is meant to be the man who transcends the divisions of race, the candidate who doesn’t damn America but ‘heals’ it,” wrote Mark Steyn on National Review Online. “Yet since his early twenties he’s sat week after week listening to the ravings of just another cookie-cutter race huckster.”
Meanwhile, tensions between the Obama and Clinton campaigns continue to rise.
This week saw a Hillary supporter vow to discontinue posting at Daily
Obama Kos. Beth over at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has more on that.
According to Reuters, the candidates instructed their campaigns to tone down the rhetoric in order to avoid backlash against the party in November.
Apparently, it’s not working.
On Sunday, both the Clinton and Obama campaigns hosted conference calls in which each camp’s aides played political victim, manufactured outrage, and likely didn’t change the electoral landscape one bit.
The Obama folks teed off first, casting Clinton as a secretive pol driven by nothing more than political opportunism.
An hour later, Clinton aides struck back with attack lines of their own, accusing Obama of going viciously negative our of sheer desperation.
If you are looking for a good laugh this Sunday afternoon, be sure to check out the ringtones on the Obama campaign website.
And if you are looking for a website that is really powered by hope, there’s always this one.