Obama Campaign Refuses to Defend Efforts As “Aggressive”

istockphoto.comOn latest conference media conference call, Obama lawyer Bauer deflects repeated questions about whether limited efforts to strike a deal matched Obama’s pledge — but he suggests they were sufficient and all that was required.

Call comes after feud with McCain counsel Potter over campaigns’ negotiations over public financing.

Referring to his meeting with Potter earlier this month, says “there are aspects of this conversation that he reports quite differently than my notes reflect.”

Says Obama campaign did “everything that can be considered reasonable under the circumstances” to reach an agreement with the McCain campaign, noting it’s already June and the campaign “can’t wait indefinitely.”

Campaign had asked for Bauer to participate in earlier McCain conference call with Potter, but was apparently rebuffed.

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