Politics & Government

Obama: Clinton too connected

GREENSBORO - Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday that his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was too closely tied to the Washington status quo to bring about change.

"She takes more money from lobbyists and special interests than any candidate, including John McCain," Obama told about 2,400 people at a town hall meeting in War Memorial Auditorium. "That shows she doesn't have the sense that things need to change in Washington."

During a 90-minute speech and question-and-answer session, Obama criticized McCain's stance on the housing crisis, talked about his Christian faith and sought to downplay the provocative comments of his former pastor.

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