Obama is up six. Primarily because the big media outlets are mum on bombshell stories such as Obama undermining the current administration’s foreign policy or the strongarm tactics to prevent a prominent Republican from speaking at an anti-Ahmadinejad rally.
From the story:
Sources tell CBS 2 HD that a decision to disinvite Palin from the high profile rally after Clinton pulled out in a huff came as the result of intense pressure from Democrats.
The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, “it could jeopardize their tax exempt status” if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.
So all politicians were disinvited, most prominently, Palin.
“It’s an absolute shame that this has happened,” Hikind said. “To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don’t withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we’re going to look into your tax exempt status … that’s McCarthyism.”
As for Sen. Clinton, she brushed right past CBS 2 HD’s Lou Young when he tried to ask her about the issue on Thursday night.
Lou Young: “Were the organizers of Monday’s rally right to depoliticize it?”
Clinton walked past Young, said “Thank you all very much” and started hugging people.
Ace puts this on Obama’s lawyers, but it’s more likely a combination of Hillary and Obama. Hillary can’t be shown up in her own state by a yokel from Alaska, and she can’t be equated to a yokel from Alaska, so it’s best to make sure everyone is barred from the event. Obama doesn’t want to risk having Palin show up at a rally and make him look like an idiot on Iran (too late, Barry!).
I find it interesting that Democrats are outraged about the whole thing. Now if we can just get the media to be as outraged…