Obama Campaign Sends Mixed Messages About McCain’s New VP Pick - America’s Election HQ: "Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton issued a statement calling Palin an abortion-rights opponent and “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience.”
Soon thereafter, with the plane over the Midwest, a spokeswoman gave reporters on board a much kinder statement from Biden and Obama.
“Her selection is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics,” their statement said. “While we obviously have differences over how best to lead this country forward, Gov. Palin is an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.”"
If Obama didn't have the press propping him up he would have been out of the race in 2007.