Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Obama Slips - Says 10,000 People Died in Kansas

At a campaign speech in Virginia, Obama mis-quoted the death toll from the recent Kansas tornado disaster. He put the figure at 10,000 which is a hair more than the real number, 12. Obama realized his mistake by the end of the speech and noted that "there are going to be times when I get tired," "There are going to be times when I make mistakes."

Candidates always have to be on, on their toes and on the ball. There's no room for error in this media age when stories can be beamed out instantly. It doesn't seem like this is a huge one, but I'm sure we'll catch more soon. (Remember when McCain sang: Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran)

Read more on it here. Watch it here:

2 comments:

Darrick Sharp said...

He really screwed that up. What I want to know is how did he get 10,000 confused with 12.

I'll take an order of whatever he was smoking. LOL

philipmarlowe said...

oh man did he ever. half the world will see this by 8pm.