07/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Spy Bill Vote Questioned At Netroots Nation

Sen. Barack Obama's support of a recent overhaul of domestic spy laws that rankled many on the left still has them rankled if the opening session at the annual Netroots Nation convention taking place in Austin, Texas, is any indication.

One of the first questions at a session on ground organizing run by Parag Mehta of the Democratic National Committee was about what Obama supporters should tell voters they meet while canvassing who are angry about his vote. Mehta inquired how many of the dozens of people in the room felt the same way-almost every hand in the room shot up.

Mehta offered a suggested line. Tell them "it was a bad bill but there were things in the bill worth fighting for," he said.

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