Obama Engulfed by “Bitterness”


Clinton, Republicans, media all seize on San Francisco remarks, rivals pounce on him for reiterating his sentiments Friday night.

Clinton camp: “It’s unfortunate that Senator Obama didn’t say he was sorry for what he said. Americans are tired of a President who looks down on them.” Full statement here.

McCain camp labels him an “elitist,” says: “Instead of apologizing to small town Americans for dismissing their values, Barack Obama arrogantly tried to spin his way out of his outrageous San Francisco remarks.” Full statement here.

Comes after Obama mostly doesn’t back down from remarks, quickly repeating most (if not quite all) of his points while in Indiana Friday night, suggesting it’s McCain, Clinton who are “out of touch.” Watch video here and read full remarks here.

Earlier: Rove says on Fox this will “doom” any chance he has at winning Pennsylvania, while conservative activist Grover Norquist goes further, telling ABC News: “That sentence will lose him the election.”

All started from Obama’s comments last weekend in San Francisco. Read full transcript of his remarks here.

More back-and-forth from Friday here, including video of Clinton reaction.

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