Obama: The Candidate of Hamas, But Not Rev. Wright

I missed yesterday’s blogger call with John McCain, but it contained a remarkable exchange with Jennifer Rubin in which McCain, noting the fact that Hamas has endorsed Obama for President, said:

All I can tell you Jennifer is that I think it’s very clear who Hamas wants to be the next president of the United States. So apparently has Danny Ortega and several others. I think that people should understand that I will be Hamas’s worst nightmare….If senator Obama is favored by Hamas I think people can make judgments accordingly.

I’m fine with calling Obama Hamas’s man in Washington (and Danny Ortega’s too), but I am at a loss to understand why it is OK to pin Hamas’s endorsement on Obama, but, in McCain’s world, “unacceptable” to tie Obama to another supporter, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, to whom he is obviously far closer.

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