Buchanan: Didn't intend to slur Obama with quip

August 3, 2011 - 11:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Buchanan says he didn't mean to slur President Barack Obama by referring to him as "your boy" during a discussion with Al Sharpton.

The former GOP presidential candidate and current MSNBC analyst appeared on "Morning Joe" Wednesday to explain remarks he made on that network's Sharpton show 12 hours earlier. Buchanan was discussing Obama's political strength with Sharpton when he referred to Obama as "your boy."

Sharpton responded: "My what? My president, Barack Obama? What did you say?"

Buchanan said Wednesday that he was using a boxing analogy. "Some folks took what I said as some kind of a slur," Buchanan said. "None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered."