Obama: "Nobody Had a Longer Resume Than Cheney, Rumsfeld and That Hasn't Worked Out So Well" [VIDEO]

In a relaxed and friendly interview with Jon Stewart, Barack Obama addresses the mainstream media's obsession lately with reporting every statement he, or now his wife, makes as a gaffe or attack. He also talks about how overrated the experience issue is and how he's adjusting to hugeness of the 2008 election race, "It's always a shock to the system when Sunday morning you wake up and you're face to face with Mike Gravel." He says to a certain extent his campaign is about challenging conventional wisdom and that not doing that in the lead up war is what led to the debacle in Iraq. Check out the video to your right for more.

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