Minnesota Democrat blasts GOP campaign tactics

09/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Barack Obama was on the campaign trail this morning in Virginia, but before he got into the body of his remarks, he made reference to the "lipstick controversy." Earlier this week, Obama said the McCain campaign’s transition to being change agents was an example of trying to put "lipstick on a pig."

A McCain surrogate, former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, went on a conference call, where she immediately claimed Barack Obama had made a sexist comment.

This morning, Obama responded to the criticism.

Meanwhile, the McCain camp, wasting no time, produced an ad on the Internet that juxtaposed Obama’s comment from last night with Sarah Palin saying at the Republican National Convention that the only difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is lipstick. The ad followed with an old clip from CBS News Anchor Katie Couric remarking about Hillary Clinton’s campaign that “one of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life."

But after CBS complained that the ad is misleading because their personel does not endorse candidates, youtube pulled the ad. However, it is still available on the McCain website.

Minnesota freshman Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a strong supporter of Barack Obama. She blasted the McCain campaign today for their new ad against Obama, and calling them "swift boat" like tactics.

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