Obama Seeks to Tamp Down on Clark Controversy ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jun 30, 2008 2:20 PM
This morning, Barack Obama sought to distance himself from the Wes Clark comments, saying:
"For those like John McCain who have endured physical torment in service to our country — no further proof of such sacrifice is necessary," Obama said. "And let me also add that no one should ever devalue that service, especially for the sake of a political campaign, and that goes for supporters on both sides."

Once again, Obama proves himself to be a capable politician.  Lesser opponents might have agreed with Clark.  Others might simply have ignored Clark's comments, and let them fester.  Instead, Obama immediately sought to deprive McCain's allies from making this an issue.  

In fact, Obama seems determined to deprive his opponents the advantage of having anything for which to criticize him.  We say he hasn't been to Iraq -- he goes to Iraq.  We note that he says he won't wear a flag pin -- he starts wearing a flag pin.  Rev. Wright becomes a problem, he gets thrown under the bus, etc. ...