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RUDY GIULIANI, AT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION: He worked as a community organizer. He immersed himself in Chicago machine politics. (boos from audience)
STEPHANOPOULOS: What were you thinking when you heard the boos, the laugher?
BARACK OBAMA: It's a real puzzling thing. I mean, understand what I -- what I did, as a community organizer. When I got out of college as a young person, 24, 25 years old, I had moved to Chicago and worked with churches, who were dealing with steel plants that had closed in their neighborhoods, to set up job training programs for the unemployed. And after school programs for youth. And to try to deal with asbestos in homes of poor people. Community service work, which John McCain has been talking about putting country first, and extolling the virtues of national service, that's what I did between the ages of 24 and 27, before I went to law school. I would think that's what we want all our young people to do. I would think that that's an area where Democrats and Republicans would agree. So it's curious to me, that they would mock that, when I, at least think that that's exactly what young people should be doing.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You're smiling about it, but some of your supporters were listening and they heard subtle racial code.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You've taken heat this week with your comments saying that Senator Obama would rather lose a war than win a political campaign. I can't believe you believe that.
JOHN McCAIN: Well, I'm not questioning his patriotism. I'm questioning his actions. I'm questioning his lack, total lack of understanding.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But that is questioning his patriotism. When you say someone would rather lose a war, a candidate, that's questioning his honor, his decency, his character.
Originally posted by vor78
Consider the source. He worked for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign and later went on to become Clinton's communications director. Think he may have a pro Dem bias? Surely not.
But one thing to keep in mind is that it'll be Charlie Gibson conducting the Palin interview. Now, I have no doubts that Gibson is a flaming liberal, however, he's also always struck me as being a professional. I expect him to conduct a decent interview.