Saturday, February 23, 2008
Shame On Who?
EVERY DAY, in every way, Hillary is looking more and more like someone who's going to lose. In the video here she looks more like a frightened scold than a tough leader.
And what is she so angry about? Obama does not have "the right to attack" her health plan. Huh?
Then she challenged Obama to another debate. Since he wins those debates, that's a good idea because ... ?
Her full comments are after the jump. Sorry about the advertising in the CNN video, but so far no one else has put the video or the sound bite online. You know they will soon.
CINCINNATI -- Speaking to reporters following a rally at a community college here, Clinton slammed Obama and his campaign for distributing mailings to Ohio voters attacking Clinton’s universal health care plan and her position on NAFTA.
“Today in the crowd I was given two mailings that Senator Obama’s campaign is sending and I have to express my deep disappointment that he is continuing to send false and discredited mailings with information that is not true to the voters of Ohio. He says one thing in speeches and then he turns around does this,” Clinton said waiving the two mailings at the cameras.
“Just because Senator Obama chose not to present a universal health care plan does not give him the right to attack me because I did. So let’s have a real campaign. Enough with the speeches and the big rallies and then using tactics that are right out of Karl Rove's playbook, this is wrong and every Democrat should be outraged.”
“This election is about misleading, false and discredited attacks that interfere with voters being able to make an informed judgment,” she said.
“I am not going to stand here and see this campaign polluted by the kind of misleading, discredited and false attacks. We deserve better than that. He’s been called out on it, he has been contradicted on it, he knows better and here it is ‘Paid for by the Obama for America Campaign.’”
“So, shame on you Barack Obama. It is time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public, that’s what I expect from you. Meet me in Ohio and let’s have a debate about your tactics and your behavior in this campaign.”
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Wellll, Hillary isn't doing herself any favors that's for sure. It's almost like she's unraveling before our eyes, like there's this struggle going on within - either following the ways SHE wants to run her campaign or the way her suggesters want.
Posted by: Wordsmith at Feb 26, 2008 1:07:00 PM
I love your blog. As to this current subject, Mrs. Clinton has made THE classic mistake. She believes that she is entitled to a prize that is highly sought after and for which the competition is and ought to be daunting. The real problem is that our presidential elections have become simply popularity contests. Perhaps we had better candidates when they were selected by party bosses in smoke-filled rooms.
Posted by: Steve Frenkel at Feb 26, 2008 5:04:07 PM