Obama Calls Campaign's Clinton Memo a "Dumb Mistake"

Barack Obama called his "Hillary Clinton (D-Punjab)" memo a "dumb mistake" today.

"It was a dumb mistake on our campaign's part and I made it clear to my staff in no uncertain terms that it was a mistake," Obama told the AP in a brief interview in which he referred to the memo as "unnecessarily caustic."

Obama said he wasn't aware of the memo before it circulated and steps have been taken to avoid a recurrence.

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    He's pretty slow to respond. Plus, (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 09:46:55 PM EST
    I'd prefer he had sd. the memo was unnecessary.  No need for his staff to make any comment on the disolving of the blind trust.

    He apologized! (none / 0) (#2)
    by MSS on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:17:48 AM EST
    That's one thing I like about Obama... Like the rest of us, he makes mistakes, he acknowledges them, he apologizes.

    I don't expect perfection of any candidate. Just the effort to be inclusive of all of our opinions, to see the virtue in our many minds working together, the willingness to put out programs and stand up for them, and the humility to say "I'm sorry," if something goes wrong.

    Good for him.

    Effective counterpunching from the Clinton (none / 0) (#3)
    by Geekesque on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:35:31 AM EST
    folks.  If you get into a fight with them and drop your hands, they'll knock you to the canvas.

    Which is what we all want the Dems (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:42:50 AM EST
    in Congress to do--just not Hillary Clinton.

    It's sad (none / 0) (#5)
    by Slado on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 10:52:08 AM EST
    That nothing can happen in campaigns without us hearing about it now.

    It's too easy to copy an email, scan a fax etc...

    I can't imagine what was said in Nixon's campaign about Kennedy and vice versa.   Probably would make our toes curl and we're better off not knowing about it.

    whats's worse is when vital, (none / 0) (#6)
    by jondee on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:03:20 PM EST
    preeminently relevant information, such as the knowledge that the rethugs worked behind the scenes to sabotage the Paris peace talks, is known and buried.

    What (none / 0) (#8)
    by Slado on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 01:32:19 PM EST
    are you talking about?

    Links please.  And I thought this was about Clinton Obama.

    Paris peace talks?


    What were the stocks; (none / 0) (#7)
    by jondee on Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 12:11:08 PM EST
    flack jacket futures and West Bank Fortifications Inc?

    This woman carries 0 red states and gets 25 swing state votes; if she's lucky. Symbolic victories aren''t good enough.