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Reality-based Politics


McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds said again yesterday that the Republican's version of events is correct, and that Obama canceled the [troop hospital] visit because he was not allowed to take reporters and cameras into the hospital.

"It is safe to say that, according to press reports, Barack Obama avoided, skipped, canceled the visit because of those reasons," he said. "We're not making a leap here."

Asked repeatedly for the "reports," Bounds provided three examples, none of which alleged that Obama had wanted to take members of the media to the hospital.

P.S. Ben Smith flags McCain's blogger backing off the 'cameras' charge, while sort of blaming the press for the confusion.

--Michael Crowley