Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"People Who Need (Money) People"

The Obama-Biden campaign devotes as much or more time these days raising money from fat-cat donors than meeting with ordinary people. Senator McCain picked up on this point yesterday, as reported by CNN:

Speaking at a campaign event in the working-class Democratic stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said Obama “talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story.

“…He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change — that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.
“Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

CNN added that "Streisand, a staunch Democrat" was "scheduled to perform at a $28,500 a head Obama fundraiser Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California."

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