ABC’s Jake Tapper the has the complete story:
In Asheville, NC, this afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made a statement about today’s bleak economic news, hammered Sen. John McCain’s campaign tactics, and refused to answer questions about McCain’s role in the Keating 5 Scandal — which his campaign is discussing quite a bit — before getting into his car and speeding off to get some barbecue at 12 Bones Smokehouse.
‘Before we go get some barbecue I want to make a statement on the economy,” Obama said.
“Obviously we woke up this morning and saw that the markets are still in turmoil. Not only are we seeing the stock market go down, but there is still great danger of the credit markets locking up and we have seen the contagion is spreading to all parts of the globe. Europe is having some of the problems that we are having here in the states. Asia is being affected
“It is a reminder that the rescue package that was passed last week is not the end of our efforts to deal with the economy. It is just the beginning.
At 12 Bones Smokehouse he ordered take out for his campaign staff: Brisket, 2 racks of ribs, pulled pork, a barbecue platter, a veggie platter, 6 sweet teas, corn pudding, macaroni and cheese, and a double order of collards.