As a result of the interview below, the Obama campaign has issued a statement denying WFTV access to the Obama campaign for the remainder of the election season. Apparently, despite supporting the Phillies while in Philly, and spreading the love to the Devil Rays while in Florida, Obama dislikes hardball.
Reported in the Orlando Sentinel: Dems nix WFTV chat with Jill Biden
Why did Barack Obama‘s campaign cancel a WFTV-Channel 9 interview with Jill Biden, wife of Sen. Joe Biden? The campaign cited “an unprofessional interview” WFTV’s Barbara West did Thursday with Joe Biden. In a statement Friday, Adrianne Marsh, Florida spokeswoman for Obama’s campaign, said the station, in talking with Sen. Biden, was “both combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts.” Marsh said West’s insistence that Obama was an organizer for ACORN was “100 percent false.” “In a line of questioning that would make Rush Limbaugh proud, West even went as far as to quote Karl Marx, a Communist icon, in a disturbing attempt to associate Barack Obama with socialism,” Marsh wrote. West said, “I think I asked him some pointed questions. . . . I don’t think I was rude or inconsiderate to him.”
A standing ovation to Barbara West for handling tough questions professionally and appropriately.
A word to Obama and Biden: You’re OUT!