"That's why I have a fundamental difference with President Carter and disagree with his decision to meet with Hamas," Obama said. "We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent on Israel's destruction. We should only sit down with Hamas if they renounce terrorism, recognize Israel's right to exist and abide by past agreements."
Sen. John McCain angered Obama recently when he noted that Hamas leaders have expressed support for Obama's campaign. Obama called McCain's comment "smear" politics and poked fun at his age, saying McCain has "lost his bearings." The only candidate who appears confused as of late, though, is Obama. Speaking to a group in Oregon this week, Obama stated that the United States is made of more than 50 states. What? Here's the quote:
"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."
He never missed a beat after making the glaring error. If you still don't believe me, check out the video here. Can you imagine the reaction if Bush or McCain had made such a glaring error? The media and pundits would have been poking fun at them for weeks. In Obama's case, it slides right past them.