Obama Will Win a Tight Race, Spike Lee Says

August 27, 2008 - 6:51 PM
Filmmaker Spike Lee said a recent Gallup poll putting presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain slightly ahead of Sen. Barack Obama on the eve of his nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate is not a problem.
Obama Will Win a Tight Race, Spike Lee Says (image)

Filmmaker Spike Lee said a recent Gallup poll putting presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain slightly ahead of Sen. Barack Obama on the eve of his nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate is not a problem.

Denver, Colo. (CNSNews.com) – Critically acclaimed and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee said a recent Gallup poll putting presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain slightly ahead of Sen. Barack Obama on the eve of his nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate is not a problem.
 
“It doesn’t worry me,” Lee told CNSNews.com. “You know why? Because Obama has said all along it’s not going to be cakewalk. It’s not a blow out. It’s going to be tight.”
 


 
Lee said he thinks the Iraq war is still an important issue to Democrats, despite the lack of talk about it from the podium in the first two days of the Democratic convention.
 
Lee told CNSNews.com he was confident Obama would address the war issue in his acceptance speech on Thursday and Lee supports whatever the Democratic National Committee has planned for the remaining days of the convention.
 
“There’s a plan. There’s a strategy, and I’m with it,” Lee said.