Obama Congratulates McCain on Cheney Endorsement
Posted on Nov 1, 2008
During a campaign stop in Pueblo, Colo., on Saturday, Barack Obama used the news that Vice President Dick Cheney had endorsed John McCain for president to further link McCain and the Bush administration. In retaliation, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds attempted to link Obama with Cheney. Hot potato!
ABC News’ “Political Punch”:
“So I would like to congratulate Sen. McCain on this endorsement,” Obama continued. “Because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy – Sen. McCain had to vote with George bush 90 percent of the time and agree with Dick Cheney to get it. McCain had to serve as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq. And supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Sen. McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.”
AP photo / Evan Vucci
Vice President Dick Cheney waves as he leaves George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15.