Hear his voice mail apology to reporter Debbie Agar.
Update: Jo Ann Davidson, the co-chair of the RNC, reacts:
“Women have come too far in this country to have a presidential candidate refer to them as ‘sweetie’ while they are working and carrying their professional responsibilities. Barack Obama’s comment is another example of his poor judgment and further proof of how out of touch he really is.”
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Marc Ambinder is a former contributing editor at The Atlantic.