Barack Obama in response to a question just now during his press conference in Jordan (I couldn’t hear the question, but safe to assume it contained some variation on the words “McCain says”):

My hope is to avoid a colloquy with the McCain campaign over the next few days.

Good luck with that, Senator. (You did invite all those reporters to ride along with you on this trip).

(Also, while responding to the same multi-point question, an Obama-ism? “It’s always a good idea to avoid saying ‘always’ or ‘never.’”)

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.