Lieberman: McCain draws the line at using Rev. Wright

By David Edwards
Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:19 EDT
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Fox’s Chris Wallace talked to Joe Lieberman and Claire McCaskill about a plan by the McCain campaign to attack Obama’s associations with Tony Rezko and William Ayers. Lieberman said that he thinks that John McCain believes attacks using Obama former pastor are over the line.

Partial Transcript

WALLACE: Senator Lieberman, let me ask one more question of you and then we’ll get off this and move onto the issues you say you want to talk about but which the campaigns and candidates are not talking about this week. In April McCain condemned state Republican parties for linking Obama to his former pastor, Reverend Wright. He said that was over the line. Does he still feel that’s off-limits and will he denounce any efforts by independent groups that bring up Reverend Wright?

LIEBERMAN: Well, you’d have to ask John that. I can tell you that I was with him when he made that decision. He didn’t like that approach. It took a lot of guts to tell the state Republican party not to run that ad. And, in fact, you know, Senator Obama has really been spreading falsehoods about John regularly since then about his tax plans, about his health care plans, which are good for middle class America. So, as far as I know, Senator McCain feels that same way about bringing up Reverend Wright through his campaign. And that’s the kind of line drawing that I think john mccain is all about.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast October 5, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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