Obama replied: “first of all, my relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. It’s probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN and my partner in that representation was the US Justice Department in having Illinois implement what was called the ‘Motor Voter’ law, to make sure that people could go to DMV’s and drivers’ license facilities to get registered. It wasn’t being implemented. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN.
“There is an ACORN organization in Chicago,” Obama continued. “They have been active. As an elected official, I’ve had interactions with them. But they are not advising our campaign. We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now and we don’t need ACORN’s help.
Then why did Team Obama pay ACORN $800K+? Maybe Bob Schieffer will ask at the debate – since the press covering Obama seems incapable of challenging their guy on anything. Or perhaps Senator McCain might stoop to bring up the issue. (Heaven forfend!)