March 19, 2007
"We don't have the technical capacity to create something like that. It's pretty extraordinary." Obama, disavowing the possibility that a YouTube video mocking Hillary Clinton was created by his campaign staff.
Two days later, the "Apple 1984 ad" spoof was revealed to be the creation of a political operative employed by a firm overseeing technology for Obama's campaign. The Obama campaign later said it "had no knowledge and had nothing to do with the creation of the ad," and the creator was fired.