RUSH: This is about ACORN. We have some bites here about ACORN and the Drive-Bys trying to suggest that McCain rallies are full of racists and violent protesters and so forth. Obama says that he had nothing to do with ACORN. His website says: I have nothing to do with ACORN; I never had anything to do with them. I may have known some people there, but ACORN is just some group down the street in the neighborhood that had a sign out that said ‘ACORN.’ I don’t know anything about ACORN. Let’s go December 1st, 2007, Heartland Democrat Presidential Forum.
Obama took questions from the moderator, Katherine Hughes. Katherine Hughes says, ‘If elected president would you agree in your first 100 days to meet with a delegation of representatives from these various community organizations, the Campaign for Community Values, and so forth, can they count on you in your first 100 days to sit down with them?’
OBAMA: Yes. But let me say that before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we’re going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. (cheering) We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda of the next presidency of the United States of America!
RUSH: So he’s going to have ACORN in without preconditions. He’s going to have all these community organizations in, and he’s going to let them set the agenda and he’s out there denying that he knows them.