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Well after months of unfounded rumors about him and his family Barack Obama is fighting back tonight.
Launching a new website to combat persistent Internet rumors about him that refused to go away.
Barack Obama supporter and senate majority whip Illinois senator Dick Durbin joins us now being -- senator.
The -- you thanks for being here so the website is called the fight the smears dot cop.
And it it is the first time we've seen Obama come out and sort of address these one by one we're not gonna go through the Internet rumors here because they don't deserve it but.
But but it's the first time that Barack Obama has come and taken them on one by one and said.
It's a bunch of bunk senator what's the problem with this because some think it will call more.
Tension to the rumors.
You know we learned a valuable lesson for years ago when the so called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
Unleashed -- attack on the patriotism of war record of John Kerry took a man who volunteered to serve in Vietnam.
I served in combat and was decorated for his service and smeared his reputation.
-- -- -- let that happen again.
I can just tell you we're going to get the truth and when people throw things at Barack Obama or any member of this family of the campaign we're gonna answer.
-- -- of course is the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth would take issue with that characterization but but with effective that rumors about Barack Obama.
Do you think that.
The people play haters are gonna stay haters I mean do you think that this website has a chance of actually persuading.
No I can just tell you this they're always going to be haters out there.
They're going to be people who hate Democrats hate Republicans hate this person -- the other person you know that's always affect.
But I I really trust your judgment American people when they have the facts when they hear firsthand.
I think they'll follow through.
So what does this appeal to as it is it Democrats as independent as it Republicans who might go Democrat.
Lot of people who live on the Internet they want information they can turn to you know what's the real story here.
And this is so from the source from the Obama campaign we tell people exactly what's right and they can reach their own conclusions but there at least can -- our side of the story is.
Part of the problem senator that Barack Obama is.
Relatively unknown that you take somebody like John McCain has been around is that in politics forever that I tell you being in the senate with him.
And he got Barack Obama -- is political history is much more limited compared to somebody like -- McCain.
Listen you can't win this either way John McCain has a long record.
Part of it is absolutely exemplary when he served as city.
There may be pilot shot down Prisoner of War the great American hero no question about it.
But -- -- long record in public service votes he's -- positions he's taken.
News stories that have come up and here comes Barack Obama would not as long Iraq.
Who's talking about real change in Washington either approach is going to be fair game for the opposition so from our side we want to make sure the truth is there.
Now in this game on our finally -- the general election after months and months of primaries either senator Dick Durbin.
Thanks so much for coming up.
Good to be.
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