Democrats Say WashPost Obama Quote Yanked From Context

Associated Press

The paper reported Obama told House Dems in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he has “become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” according to a witness.

But, a Democrat who was in the room tells The Page his entire point “was that the campaign IS NOT about him.” Read more details here.

Rep. James Clyburn backs up that account on MSNBC:

“He said, ‘It’s not about me, it’s about America. It’s about the people of Germany, the people of Europe looking for new relationships as we go forward in the world.’”

Republicans jump on the remark printed by the Post as sign of alleged hubris-as-Obama-Achilles’-heel. Topic gets TV and Web chatter galore.

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