These comments made by Hillary Clinton have forever changed my opinion of her and not for the better:

"I think you'll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say. He's never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002," Clinton told reporters on her plane en route to Fort Worth from San Antonio.

She has now given McCain a sound bite that will follow Obama the rest of this election. Can she really claim she has that much more experience than Obama? She is in a unique position, with a unique perspective as the former first lady...but counting her husband's experience as her own is a bit of a stretch. To her credit, the fear mongering ad and negative campaigning has resulted in a much needed win...last night's Ohio , Texas & Rhode Island primaries. Apparently down and dirty politics as usual work with some of my fellow Democrats.

 Obama's message of hope and change doesn't play well into the tactics used by Senator Clinton...so what's a positive candidate such as Obama to do?

I like Barack Obama because he is a breath of fresh air...and not the usual politician or Washington insider. I like how he's willing to play fair and stay above the nastiness of Washington DC.  But alas, it may be time to take the gloves off Senator Obama.  It seems to have worked for Senator Clinton. Maybe Americans aren't so tired of politics as usual after-all....and need to see a different side to you. I hate to say it, but maybe it's time to come out swinging....

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SRiveroC
Mar. 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM I agree with you 100% I think Obama has to start fighting back, but not necessarily by stooping to her level. That quote is unbelievable, they are both Junior Senators. Bill's experience as president is not transferable. That would be like me putting on my resume that I am qualified to work in Construction because I'm married to a former construction worker. Her logic is fatally flawed an unfortunately some Americans are to blind to see that.

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Goodw...
Mar. 5, 2008 at 4:50 PM

O.k.,the above comment is a bit snide.  Obama has been snide and insinuating, too.  What is so negative about that "3.a.m. phone call" ad?  It is asking the question about who would you feel more comfortable with responding to a middle of the night crisis.  I think it is a legitimate question, and the ad did a good job of illustrating it in a penetrating way.  It wasn't mudslinging.  It didn't mention Obama at all. 

 

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conni...
Mar. 5, 2008 at 5:29 PM No I never said the ad was mudslinging...I said it was a fear mongering ad.  I, personally, am sick to death of the "be afraid" mindset of Washington insiders...leave the fear mongering to Bush and Co. I would think Hillary needs to be careful about casting herself the way she did...as McCain can say he has even more experience and really would be the ***choke*** safest person to answer the phone at 3am. (not that I want that in anyway...I'm just saying it sets her up for the attacks from the right).

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cblay...
Mar. 5, 2008 at 5:40 PM I agree with Sriveroc.  I don't see first lady experience as relevant.  She IS fear-mongering and that makes her no better than Bush & Co.  Same old stuff, different package.

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conni...
Mar. 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM

It would be one thing if she said the above comment...once.  But oh no...she's repeating it over & over again. Seriously.  I have lost all respect for her now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMVOT-IH8sg

 

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Jeang...
Mar. 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM Hillary's desperate, that's for sure and is downright nasty.  I think Obama should not become nasty, let's leave that to Hillary, as I think she'll destroy herself.  But Obama could highlight Hillary's weaknesses in a dignified, straightforward light to expose her.

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dr_m
Apr. 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM

I usually have agreed with you, connie, but not this time, change is not always for better, i think it's a pretty stupid slogan...  I don't really like any of the three.. but  anyway..  you say...

I said it was a fear mongering ad.  I, personally, am sick to death of the "be afraid" mindset of Washington insiders...leave the fear mongering to Bush and Co.

The main thing i'm afraid of at this time is the prospect of an obama presidency..  scary..  heck, maybe in many years, if he proves himself, i dont think we know him, and the few surprises, like the SF "bitterness" secret,  private speech, has me clinging to my bible and gun !!! 

Yeah she's not perfect and has defects, but she's the only one I trust at this point...  of the 3...  well so that's my 2 cents..   have a nice day.   thanks for the post.   marilyn

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