Sunday, October 26, 2008

WFTV Takes on Biden; Obama Camp Cries Foul

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Is the heat finally being turned up on the Obama campaign?

A Florida TV station threw some tough questions ( at Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden the other day as the race for the White House winds down. It appears the questions were too tough for the longtime senator, as the Obama campaign has said no more interviews with WFTV.

Anchor Barbara West quoted Karl Marx and asked Biden how Obama's remark in Ohio to "Joe the Plumber," about spreading the wealth wasn't being Marxist.

"Are you joking?," Biden asked.

West replied, "No."

West questioned also Biden about his comments that if Obama wins the election Nov. 4, he would be tested early on as president and wanted to know if Biden was implying America was no longer the world's leading power.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden responded.

The Obama camp then said no to a WFTV interview with Biden's wife Jill, according to an Orlando Sentinel blog.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign, according to the Sentinel.

Maybe all the media after all isn't in the tank for Obama....

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