From CBS News:
(SPRINGFIELD, MO.) – Forget negative ads and attacks on the stump, Barack Obama went back in time and challenged John McCain to an old fashioned duel.
“I was just reading that Wild Bill Hickok. He had the first duel in the town square here in Springfield,” Obama told the crowd of around 1,000. Referencing his extended family tree, Obama said that legend has it that he is related to Hickok.
“So we’re going to research that cause I’m ready to duel John McCain on taxes. Right now, right here. I am a quick draw.”
During the town hall, Obama veered of (sic) his prepared remarks to comment on everything from campaign ads to lobbyists.
“You’ve seen the ads. They just replace the name each election cycle. But it’s the same ad over and over again.”
“Now listen, not every lobbyist is bad, I mean some of them, they’re just trying to present their point of view,” he said
Perhaps K Street was smiling. Obama went on to say that the problems with lobbyists arise when they give big contributions to lawmakers, creating too much influence