Senator Barack Obama Appears On WITN

Senator Barack Obama was interviewed on WITN News at Sunrise Tuesday morning. The presidential contender spoke via satellite from Indianapolis. Tuesday is also the primary in Indiana.

Obama defended his decision to oppose a federal gas tax holiday, calling it a "gimmick." Obama said he has a plan to offer more "meaningful relief" to families with a $1,000 tax break. Obama said that money would help with gas, groceries and other expenses families face.

When asked why his rival, Hillary Clinton, has been able to cut into his lead in the polls in North Carolina, Obama said, "We've had a couple of very bad weeks when it came to press and my former pastor making some statements I had to denounce. And Senator Clinton is formidable. And Bill Clinton has been traveling the state, so they've got a couple of seasoned politicians who have been working very hard."

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  • by loving it on May 7, 2008 at 09:27 AM
    "Here we are Barack like a hurricane..." I couldn't resist!
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    Just what we need, Obama in the white house... NOT
  • by Kinisha sims Location: Farmville on May 7, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    I think taht it's best for people to vote who they think will hepl every one out not just black's and white's it doese not matter what color the skin it's what they are going to do for you
  • by way to go obama! on May 7, 2008 at 04:21 AM
    to do are ignorant....we are so excited to have this expected turnout in nc...we have worked hard, and will continue to the white house.
  • by Angela Location: Rocky Mount on May 7, 2008 at 03:24 AM
    Nice turn out with the voting...Barrack all the way to the White House.
  • by Jack Location: North Carolina on May 6, 2008 at 01:52 PM
    Wow! more free press. He's gonna need it. Keep trying to help I'm enjoying the show.

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  • by Bill Location: North Carolina on May 6, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    Obama rocks, go Barak, all the way to the White House.
  • by do what Location: nc on May 6, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    so what & who cares! oh, they had on osama bin obama! i hope he loses! i'd rather vote for barney the dinosaur

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