In what could be a very positive moment, or disaster, for her campaign, Hillary Clinton went on Meet the Press this morning for a full hour with a key portion of it dealing with the current fracas over comments that may have offended some African-Americans. At the outset she charged that the Obama forces were “deliberately distorting” remarks, adding, “This is, you know, a, a — an unfortunate story line that the Obama campaign has pushed very successfully.... They’ve been making this — they’ve been telling people, in a very selective way, what the facts are.”
Politico.com reveals that Obama's campaign, while Clinton was still taping the show, "was e-mailing debate-style rebuttals, including one headlined, 'Obama Consistently Opposed the Iraq War.' In a conference call soon after Clinton’s appearance, Obama struck back in sharp terms at Clinton’s criticism: 'What we saw this morning is why the American people are tired of Washington politicians and the games they play. I have to say that she started this campaign saying that she wanted to make history and lately she has been spending a lot of time rewriting it.'"
Sunday, January 13, 2008
When Hillary Met Timmy
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