Thin-Skinned Candidate Says What? - Update: Tenn. GOP is ‘Low Class’

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Barack Obama is becoming known as the snapping poodle of the 2008 election, snarling and lashing out and whining about poor treatment as he runs for the most powerful position in the world: Obama tells Tenn.’s GOP: ‘Lay off my wife’.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama has a message for Tennessee’s Republican Party: “Lay off my wife.”

Obama and his wife, Michelle, were asked in an interview aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about an online video last week by Tennessee’s GOP taking her to task for a comment some considered unpatriotic.

Obama said it was unacceptable for anyone to attack his family.

Obama, of course, deliberately sent his wife out to campaign for him. But criticizing her is off limits.

Is there any criticism of Barack Obama that he would consider acceptable?

UPDATE at 5/19/08 8:56:46 am:

Obama also called the Tennessee Republican Party “low class.” This is all part of his grand strategy to unite the country.

“The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record,” Obama said. “If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.”

He called the strategy “low class.”

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