Barack Obama's campaign routinely describes John McCain's attacks and critiques as desperate and false.
Today, it called McCain's latest criticism "pathetic."
At a rally in Springfield, Va., the Republican senator referred to a remark Obama made Friday in Iowa that his game-changing caucus win in January had "vindicated" his faith in the American people.
McCain said has always had faith in his country, which he said, "has never had to prove anything to me."
“It’s pathetic that John McCain would take a statement Barack Obama has been making for a year about his faith in the American people and distort it to attack his patriotism. Sadly, this is what we’ve come to expect from a desperate, dishonorable campaign that will say anything in a failed attempt to win this election,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
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