Sharpton on Obama, Media Obsession With

Al Sharpton’s spokeswoman just sent over this statement on today’s announcement from Barack Obama:

“I am watching the race as it forms and though I certainly feel that Senator Obama, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd, Senator Edwards and others each offer very unique and admirable attributes, many of us will judge the candidates based upon their policies, platforms, and track records, not based upon the media’s obsession with distraction from the
critical elements of their campaigns. My personal decision regarding
2008 will be determined only by the consideration of those in the race
and what they stand for and aggressively crusade for.”

— Azi Paybarah

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