Republican leaders seem to be shying away from the RNC's scathing approach, and congratulating Obama on an award that -- beyond the political class -- carries great prestige.
McCain, on CNN: "I can't divine all their intentions, but I think part of their decision-making was expectations. And I'm sure the president understands that he now has even more to live up to. But as Americans, we're proud when our president receives an award of that prestigious category.
Pawlenty: "I would say regardless of the circumstances, congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Prize. I know there will be some people who are saying 'Was it based on good intentions and thoughts or is it going to be based on good results?' But I think the appropriate response is when anybody wins a Nobel Prize that is a very noteworthy development and designation and I think the appropriate response is to say 'Congratulations."
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I don't care that he got it. I won't congratulate him on anything he hasn't actually accomplished yet. I don't go and give credit to my kid's teachers right after orientation and they tell me what they expect to accomplish during the school year. It's no different with Obama. I think it's funny that even he himself said that he was undeserving yet accepted an award that he feels he doesn't deserve. I bet it was the money (that damned greed thing always gets in the way of politicians).
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