Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Rep. Wexler Blasts McCain Camp On Genocide Remarks

The Obama surrogates have been very quiet this week, preferring to allow Obama to soak up all the attention. This has allowed the focus to be on Obama’s trip, but it has also meant that there has been little response to McCain’s absurd attacks, in part because of Obama reluctance to attack from overseas. Well, the McCain camp attacking Obama on Genocide(!) may have been the final straw.

Rep. Robert Wexler:

Florida Democrat Robert Wexler isn’t pleased with the McCain campaign’s decision to attack remarks made by Barack Obama during his visit today to Israel’s Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem.

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Wexler called it “shameful” and “unconscionable” that the McCain campaign is “using Senator Obama’s somber visit to Israel’s Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem as a backdrop to score cheap political points instead of focusing on the security needs of the nation.”

One critique I would have of the Obama campaign is that their surrogates don’t do enough to engage the McCain camp on its attacks, so kudos to Rep. Wexler for firing back. Let’s hope it doesn’t take Genocide to get them to respond in the future.


July 23, 2008 - Posted by | foreign policy, Media Strategy | , , , ,


  1. This needs to be circulated all over Wexler’s district in Boca.

    Comment by dansac | July 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. Not surprising that McCain canceled their press avail. He was obviously going to get questioned on this.

    Comment by turneresq | July 23, 2008 | Reply

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