Thanks to Barb for pointing me to this video clip of Barack Obama today at Rio Grande High School in the South Valley. In it, he responds to a local Democratic party activist, Dallas Timmons, who called him out for his positions on moving Iraq soldiers to Afghanistan, and for his FISA vote...asking him if he was for real change... or a compromiser with the Republican minority.
Obama says... "Dallas, you're feisty, and I like that...but you're wrong."
He explained his positions...and then at the end, said, yes...sometimes compromise is necessary to get things done. Because he isn't an elected monarch. There's nothing wrong with compromise, he said, as long as one understands what their core principles are.
Monday, August 18, 2008