'Uncommitted' Townhall Questioner

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 09, 2008 4:40 PM
Would you classify someone who said he would probably vote for Obama as an "uncommitted" voter?

No? Ah, well. Then you must not be the person who selected "uncommitted" voters for the presidential town hall on Tuesday.

Here is what Oliver Clark, the man who asked the first question about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, posted on his Facebook page today:
CLARK: So the Sunday before last, I received a call from the Gallop Poll. They asked a few questions regarding my choice in the Presidential election. They asked who I would vote for. I said most likely I would be voting for Barack Obama. They followed with, “is there any chance that you would change your mind“? I said “Of course anything is possible.” They then asked me as an uncommitted voter would I like to participate in the Town hall debate. I said “Of course!”
MSNBC's First Read found this, but they didn't highlight the part where Clark said he was essentially supporting Obama and then was picked. They decided to flag this part where Mr.Clark speculates McCain is racist because McCain suggested the American public may not be familiar with how exactly Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac worked.
 CLARK: In defense of the Senator from Arizona I would say he is an older guy, and may have made an underestimation of my age. Honest mistake. However, it could be because I am a young African-American male. Whatever the case may be it was somewhat condescending regardless of my age to make an assumption regarding whether I was knowledgeable about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
MSNBC didn't go with the obvious story about bias, they're running away with the raaaaaaaaaacist charge. Sort of sums up the entire race so far, doesn't it?
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