INDIANAPOLIS, IND.--A Monday front page story in the Monday Wall Street Journal says that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) assured the Teamsters he would back lifting the federal consent decree nailed on the union because Teamster corruption. During an ABC News interview Monday morning Obama said he was not making a flat pledge. The Clinton spokesmen seized on this contradiction--or at least one until the Obama campaign clears this up--during a cell-battery draining conference call that lasted more than an hour.
While "reasonable people" can disagree on the merits of lifting the decree, said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer, "one has to wonder what Sen. Obama’s position really is.."
"...We look forward to what sen o has to say about this matter….It is also quite curious that (Obama) has taken the position that he is for lifting the consent decree but has not bothered to tell the voters," Singer said.