Obama: "I take Senator Clinton at her word that she knew nothing about the photo. So I think that’s something that we can set aside."
- Cleveland debate, February 26, 2008
Obama: "When in the midst of a campaign you decide to throw the kitchen sink at your opponent because you’re behind, and you start, your campaign starts leaking photos of me when I’m traveling overseas wearing native clothes of those folks, to make people afraid, then you run an ad talking about who’s going to answer the phone at three in the morning, an ad straight out of the Republican playbook, that’s not real change. That’s not real change. That’s the same old thing."
– Jackson, Mississippi, March 10, 2008