Posted April 7, 2008 – Sen. John McCain sees something Sen. Barack Obama that Sen. Hillary Clinton doesn’t: Obama’s “absolutely” qualified to be president of the United States.
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Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Arizona Republican didn’t take the opportunity to diss Obama when asked whether he thought his colleague from Illinois would be ready to handle the job if voters elected him.
“Absolutely,” McCain said, but adding, "I believe that my talent and my background and my experience, which has led to my judgment.... qualifies me more." But he did take exception to Obama’s emphasis on his comment that the United States could stay in Iraq for 100 years.
"Senator Obama and anyone who reads that [comment] knows that I didn't think we were in a 100-year war," he said. And, he also acknowledged, for the second time in two days, that he had made a mistake when he initially opposed a Martin Luther King holiday.
McCain, who spent time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, has not only refused to get caught up in a mudslinging war with his political rivals during the primary season, but he even fired a campaign worker for mocking Obama’s name and suggesting that he was un-American.
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