ST. PAUL, MN--From the McCain campaign on Tuesday morning....
Please see our campaign's response to Barack Obama's remarks that his experience as a candidate is equal to Governor Palin's executive experience:
"For Barack Obama to argue that he's experienced enough to be president because he's running for president is desperate circular logic and it's laughable. It is a testament to Barack Obama's inexperience and failing qualifications that he would stoop to passing off his candidacy as comparable to Governor Sarah Palin's executive experience managing a budget of over 10 billion dollar dollars, and more than 24,000 employees." ---Tucker Bounds, spokesman John McCain 2008
Barack Obama Said That He Had More Executive Experience Because Of The Size Of His Campaign. CNN's ANDERSON COOPER: "And Senator Obama, my final question, some of your Republican critics have said you don't have the experience to handle a situation like this. They've in fact said that Governor Palin has more executive experience as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What's your response?"
OBAMA: "Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin's town of Wasilla has I think 50 employees.
We've got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years." (CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees," 9/1/08)