Conservatives Siezed On Landrieu’s ‘I Did Not Vote For Obama’
[su_right_ad]Running away from the president and claiming she didn’t even vote for him didn’t work out too well for Mary Landrieu.
[She] slipped and told a conservative radio host on Friday that she did not vote for President Obama.
It was a heated exchange and a source close to the Landrieu campaign said the Louisiana Democrat meant that she didn’t vote in lockstep with the president all of the time, but the Black Conservatives Fund seized on the remark and is pushing it out to black voters on Election Day.
On Friday, Landrieu appeared on the morning show of radio host and Tea Party supporter Jeff Crouere, and the two engaged in a combative exchange…
Crouere argued that Landrieu’s support for Obama and the Affordable Care Act, which he called the president’s signature legislative achievement, had sunk her campaign.
Landrieu shot back that she was not a rubber stamp for Obama, and argued that ObamaCare was not the president’s signature legislative achievement because he and other liberals wanted a single-payer healthcare system. She said she voted for the Affordable Care Act because she believed it would help Louisianans.
“I voted for the Affordable Care Act, I did not vote for Obama,” she said. “I voted for the Affordable Care Act for Louisiana and that’s the truth.”[su_csky_ad]