03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCaskill: Obama First Black Leader To Come To Americas "Not As A Victim"

Perhaps Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, can file this under the "defenses I don't need" column...

Obama-backing Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said at a press conference (watch the video, courtesy of the Kansas City Star, HERE):

"What this man has done, Barack Obama, is, he, for the first time I think, as a black leader in America, has come to the American people not as a victim, but rather as a leader."

Read more on ABC's Political Punch