Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign expressed regret Friday for the "tone" used in recently disclosed campaign documents that raised questions about rival Democrat Sen. Hillary Clinton's ties to India and Indian-Americans.
"Barack Obama has been a longtime friend of the Indian-American community and our campaign is fortunate to have strong support from Indian-Americans across the country," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in a statement. "The intent of the document was to discuss the issue of outsourcing, but we regret the tone that parts of the document took."
WASHINGTON, June 15 — Senator Barack Obama often offers a crisp sales pitch to voters, imploring them to be part of something new, different and hopeful. “If you want a new kind of politics,” he says, “it’s time to turn the page.”Howie P.S.: Maybe Barack really doesn't want to be on the ticket as Hillary's Vice-Presidential running mate. I can also imagine some people turning to John Edwards to escape this episode.
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