Obama press conference on campaign plane
Photos by Lynn Sweet
SOMEWHERE ABOVE TEXAS–En route from Austin to Beaumont for a town hall meeting, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) held a press conference on his campaign plane. He was asked if he was ready to write the obit for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)
“Remember New Hampshire,” Obama said. Even Clinton was surprised when she bested Obama, who expected to win the Granite State.
With the lesson of New Hampshire, he campaign is trying hard not to appear overconfident as Obama has emerged as the front-runner.
Obama noted both Clintons are stumping hard as four March 4 contests approach. The Clintons are “working tirelessly,” he said.
Obama also denied a Canadian televison story that asserted an Obama staffer told Canaidan officials that Obama was not serious about rewriting NAFTA if he were president. Obama has said he will call in Mexican and Canadian leaders to renegotiate the trade pact.