Monday, June 30, 2008

Your Black News: McCain Says Obama's Word Can't be Trusted


McCain: Obama's word cannot be trusted -

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hours after sparring with Barack Obama over immigration, John McCain told crowd at fundraiser Saturday night that "Sen. Obama's word cannot be trusted."


Sen. John McCain had harsh words for Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday.

"You know, this election is about trust, and trusting people's word, and unfortunately apparently on several items, Sen. Obama's word cannot be trusted," McCain said in Louisville, Kentucky.


The comment came as McCain criticized Obama for reversing positions on public financing and other issues.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced McCain and joked that the two don't always see eye-to-eye.


McCain said, "I take difficult positions sometimes. Mitch will tell you, I'm not elected Ms. Congeniality every year in the United States Senate. But the fact is that I'll keep my word to the American people, and you can trust me."


McCain's charges followed speeches from both candidates at the annual conference of NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.


At the conference, Obama accused McCain of backing down on immigration reform for political reasons.


"One place where Sen. McCain used to offer change was on immigration. He was a champion of comprehensive reform, and I admired him for it. But when he was running for his party's nomination, he walked away from that commitment and he's said he wouldn't even support his own legislation if it came up for a vote. We can't vacillate. We can't shift," Obama said Saturday in Washington.


McCain, who spoke before Obama, also issued a strong challenge to Obama over his call for the Illinois senator to join him in a town hall meeting.


Both candidates were trying to reach out to the Latino voting bloc.


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