POLITICS
07/11/2008 04:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama Responds To 'Jesse Jackson' Remark

As many of you now know, former President Bill Clinton courted controversy yesterday after blowing off Barack Obama's popularity in South Carolina by comparing him to "Jesse Jackson," which is a racial code phrase for, "Go! Secede! Attack Fort Sumter this very minute!" George Stephanopoulos gave Obama a chance to respond this morning, and surprisingly, Obama refused to mention Jackson's opponents in 1984 and 1988, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, which are racial code phrases for "LULZ! Yr gonna lose to McCain, jerkwad!"