jump to navigation

Paper That Was Basis For McCain Claim Of Obama-Raines Link Says He’s “Exaggerating Wildly” September 19, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, McCain, News, Obama, Politics.
trackback

TPM Election Central

By Greg Sargent – September 19, 2008, 1:36PM

John McCain’s claim in an ad yesterday that former Fannie Mae CEO Frank Raines is a leading adviser to Barack Obama is based largely on a Washington Post article reporting that Raines had “taken calls” from Obama’s campaign “seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters.”

The notion that that makes Raines a leading adviser to Obama himself, of course, is a pretty ridiculous stretch.

Now The Washington Post‘s very own fact-checker has declared that the McCain campaign is “exaggerating wildly,” dismissing the Raines claim as “particularly dubious.”  Source Article

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: