Here is a video from the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum December, 07. This was a forum of community organizers like ACORN, and Barack Obama showed up to speak with them. He assures them if elected President they will be a part of his administration. Obama tells them, “before I even get inaugurated, during the transition, we are going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We are going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations, so that you have input in to the agenda for the next president of the United States of America.” So the folks that are screwing up voter registrations all across the country in every battleground state will help Obama with input. The same folks that encouraged all those banks, through intimidation, to make bad loans will help Obama get us out of our economic mess. Obama claims his relationship with ACORN is limited. “As an elected official, I’ve had interactions with them. But they are not advising our campaign,” Obama said. “We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now, and we don’t need ACORN’s help.” Obama goes on to say his only relationship with ACORN was some legal work he did for the group in 1995. “That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN,” he said. Although they are currently trying to say this is part of a right wing smear machine Obama’s relationship with ACORN is long a deep. There is an article from the Winter 2003-Spring 2004 issue of Social Policy magazine written by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORN’s National Association Board that details the work Obama did for ACORN. ACORN is denying access to the article, but you can see a copy of the article titled Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign here.
Here is the video;