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Obama On Beer-Drinking Question: 'Come On, Man'


First Posted: 09- 1-08 10:00 AM   |   Updated: 10- 2-08 05:12 AM

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Chicago Tribune:

Barack Obama, defending his beer-drinking credentials, says his party's ticket won't be out-blue-collared by the Republican ticket with the union and hunting family on it.

John McCain runnng-mate Sarah Palin's husband is a member of the United Steelworkers' Union, Obama was reminded in an interview aired by CBS' 60 Minutes. "Blue collar guy. Got a son on the way to Iraq,'' interviewer Steve Kroft told Obama. "It seems like just the kind of person who would appeal to voters in states that you absolutely have to win, And they have to win."

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""But you tried really hard to reach these people,'' Kroft pressed. "You went and sipped beer, which I know you don't particularly like - I mean you even...

"Steve, I had a beer last night,'' Obama interjected. "I mean, where do these stories come from, man?"

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