Monday, August 09, 2004

Updated August 9, 2004 at 8:30 pm

From tonight's City edition of "Public Affairs."
Soros, Obama, Fundraising and Giangreco
Jeff Berkowitz: George Soros is a fundraiser for Barack Obama. He has been. He is way, way far to the left. Is that a problem for Barack Obama?

Pete Giangreco: No, people aren’t voting for George Soros. They are voting for Barack Obama.

Berkowitz: So, Barack [Obama] will take money from people who are far to the left. That’s not a concern?

Giangreco: He takes money and sometimes doesn’t agree with them--

Berkowitz: Are there boundaries? Are there boundaries from where he should not be taking money?

Giangreco: Absolutely. I don’t think they are taking money from the tobacco industry, some of the big drug companies or the

Berkowitz: [George] Soros is fine? is fine? Michael Moore is—

Giangreco: I don’t think we are taking money from

Berkowitz: Well, Soros is connected with

Giangreco: I think there is a lot of—

Berkowitz: Soros is connected with Michael Moore. You think Michael Moore is Okay?
Would Barack Obama accept support from Michael Moore?

Giangreco: Probably. We don’t agree with everything Michael Moore has said--

Berkowitz: Really, even though Moore has said that the insurgents, the terrorists in Iraq are analogous to the Minuteman, the American revolutionaries—
Pete Giangreco, interviewed on Public Affairs, recorded on July 24, 2004 and as is being cablecast tonight, through-out the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21