This is nonsense:
Sen. Barack Obama ripped into a Republican ad today that targets comments made by his wife, Michelle, and called the GOP tactic "low class" and "detestable."
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Obama was careful not to act as if he had already clinched the nomination, but he also tried to present himself as the candidate who will be taking on Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona in the fall.
The Republicans seem to have come to the same conclusion and a GOP Internet campaign in Tennessee has an ad featuring Michelle Obama's comments during the long Democratic campaign that "for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country."
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"But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said.
Michelle Obama is not sitting on the sidelines just minding her own business. She is a part of Obama's campaign, and anything she says on the campaign trail is as much fair game as what the candidate says. Now, her critics can be taken to task if it is believed they distort what she says -- that, too, is fair game. But trying to cut off any criticism of her at all? Unacceptable. In that same interview, Michelle Obama was asked if it were true she had vetoed the possibility of Hillary Clinton being vice president, and she said, no, she had not. The question implied that she has a lot of influence on her husband, and her answer didn't exactly dismiss that possibility.