Barack Obama has responded to the spot the Clinton campaign put out that I posted earlier today. There’s a bit of his response in the clip above…
Via politico, here’s the rest.
OBAMA: “… I just want to take a moment to respond to an ad that Sen. Clinton is apparently running today that asks, ‘Who do you want answering the phone in the White House when it’s 3 a.m. and something has happened in the world?’ We’ve seen these ads before. They’re the kind that play on peoples’ fears to scare up votes. Well it won’t work this time. Because the question is not about picking up the phone. The question is — what kind of judgment will you make when you answer? We’ve had a red phone moment. It was the decision to invade Iraq. And Sen. Clinton gave the wrong answer. George Bush gave the wrong answer. John McCain gave the wrong answer… And I’ll never see the threat of terrorism as a way to scare up votes, because it’s a threat that should rally this country around our common enemies. That’s the judgment we need at 3 a.m. And that’s the judgment that I am running for president to provide.”
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