Obama's campaign scrubs website of campaign promises

The Washington Times has the story here:

Over the weekend President-elect Barack Obama scrubbed Change.gov, his transition Web site, deleting most of what had been a massive agenda copied directly from his campaign Web site.

Gone are the promises on how an Obama administration would handle 25 different agenda items - everything from Iraq and immigration to taxes and urban policy - all items laid out on his campaign Web site, www.BarackObama.com.

Instead, the official agenda on Change.gov has been boiled down to one vague paragraph proclaiming a plan “to revive the economy, to fix our health care, education, and social security systems, to define a clear path to energy independence, to end the war in Iraq responsibly and finish our mission in Afghanistan, and to work with our allies to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, among many other domestic and foreign policy objectives.”

“We are currently retooling the Web site,” said Obama spokesman Nick Shapiro.

The site went active on Wednesday and was available to the public Thursday. The agenda items, which were active for at least part of the weekend, appear to have been deleted by late Saturday. . . .



Anonymous James said...

Here's the original

Excerpt: Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

And the AP wonders why gun sales are sky high.

11/10/2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger Hank said...

Don't forget he promised to bring back the assault weapons ban.

11/10/2008 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Clark said...

No doubt this "scrubbing" of the agenda from Change.gov is part of a massive conspiracy to induce mass amnesia and allow Obama to get away with murder.

Whoops! Looks like I took a sip of Lott's Kool-Aid there!

Seriously though... We do need to hold Obama accountable for his agenda, as we should any politician. Obviously the economic situation will impact things considerably, but we need to track what becomes of that agenda.

11/11/2008 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Joe Fic. said...

Perhaps his new chief of staff "Rhambo" at work?

11/11/2008 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the orginal website has been stored here so you can see what it said.

11/12/2008 12:09 AM  

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