Obama Mocks 'False Modesty' Of Edwards And Clinton

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

At a rally here tonight, Senator Barack Obama mocked his rivals about how they answered a question during the debate on Tuesday evening. (Yes, this is the same debate where the candidates bathed one another in pleasantries and compliments.)

"Folks," he told his audience, "they don't tell you what they mean."

He was referring to his Democratic presidential rivals, when they were asked at the MSNBC debate to state their biggest weaknesses.

"Because I'm like, an ordinary person, I thought that they meant what's your biggest weakness?" Mr. Obama said. "So I said, 'Well, I don't handle paper that well. You know, my desk is a mess. I need somebody to help me file and stuff all the time.' So the other two they say uh, they say well my biggest weakness is 'I'm just too passionate about helping poor people. I am just too impatient to bring about change in America."

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