Jun 19, 2008

US08 media wrap: Obama campaign “bans Muslims”

As Obama struggles with another race issue, backstage, the fight between the future First Wives is hotting up.

The Obama campaign's been caught in a race argument it probably really wanted to avoid by moving Muslim women in headscarves out of camera view at a campaign rally. Backstage, the fight between the First Wives is hotting up.

Muslims barred at Obama event. The Politico blog ignited a political storm when it reported that two Muslim women were moved from standing behind Barack Obama at a rally so they’d be off-camera: “The campaign has apologized to the women, both Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally.” 

Wonkette weighed in with a look at how the Obama campaign volunteers (mis)handled the event:

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