In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, May 8, 2008, Senator Obama made the “losing his bearings” comment in response to remarks made by Senator John McCain (R-Az.) regarding recent statements made by Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef, which favored Obama for president.
According to the New York Times, Ahmed Yousef stated, ”We like Obama and hope that he will win the election.”
(CNN) — John McCain’s campaign accused Barack Obama of making the presumptive Republican nominee’s age an issue after his Thursday remark that the Arizona senator was “losing his bearings as he pursues this nomination.”
Obama spokesperson, Bill Burton, in an email to reporters, says, ”clearly losing one’s bearings has no relation to age, given this bizarre rant that Mark Salter just sent out.”