Monday, April 21, 2008

From the Eagle-Tribune

The Eagle-Tribune writes about Grant's challenge to Paul Hodes, demanding he explain Barack Obama's insults to rural America.

Republican congressional candidate Grant Bosse seized upon Barack Obama's latest stumble as an opportunity to take a shot at Democratic opponent Paul Hodes.

On Monday, Bosse called on Hodes, Obama's national campaign co-chairman, to denounce Obama's "insults of rural America."

"Barack Obama doesn't understand rural America; Barack Obama doesn't respect rural America, and he's Paul Hodes' pick for President," Bosse said in a press release. "We deserve to know if Paul Hodes shares his candidate's contempt for small town families, or if he's willing to finally stand up against these elitist and condescending remarks."

Bosse was referring, of course, to a comment Obama made earlier this month. Speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser, the Democratic presidential candidate said, "And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

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