John McCain praises Obama!
by crackityjones, Sun Jan 06, 2008 at 07:05:46 PM EST
I lifted this from the Concord Monitor newspaper website. This should only help Obama in the primaries on Tuesday.
McCain on Obama
Submitted by Monitor Staff on Sun, 2008-01-06 18:18.
To hear John McCain tell it, Barack Obama reminds him a lot of himself eight years ago. He described Obama as the anti-establishment candidate with a bipartisan message who's breaking through.
"Knowing him well, as I do, I know he had great potential, but I wasn't sure about, and I think all of us who indulge in the conventional wisdom didn't know, is whether he could have success against what was basically very strong control of the party and its apparatus in Sen Clinton," he said. "It's sort of what we faced in 2000 with Gov. Bush. He had the whole party apparatus behind him. I'm not saying she had all of it, but she certainly had a good part of it."
In 2000, McCain won New Hampshire but lost the nominating contest to Bush. He said today that it would be unwise to count Clinton out of the race.
Quiz: Is McCain talking about himself in 2000, or Obama in 2008?
"He is very articulate. He's got a very strong message of let's work together and get something done for the country. I think he has articulated that message very effectively. I think that he campaigns extremely well, and he's able to motivate people, to say the least, very well. And I think he has a pretty good message."
- Margot Sanger-Katz