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Clinton's Low Road to Victory (from Editorial in the NY Times)
 


23 April 2008 at 12:20:54 AM
salon

Amen to this.

On the eve of this crucial primary, Mrs. Clinton became the first Democratic candidate to wave the bloody shirt of 9/11. A Clinton television ad — torn right from Karl Rove’s playbook — evoked the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban missile crisis, the cold war and the 9/11 attacks, complete with video of Osama bin Laden. “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” the narrator intoned.

If that was supposed to bolster Mrs. Clinton’s argument that she is the better prepared to be president in a dangerous world, she sent the opposite message on Tuesday morning by declaring in an interview on ABC News that if Iran attacked Israel while she were president: “We would be able to totally obliterate them.”

By staying on the attack and not engaging Mr. Obama on the substance of issues like terrorism, the economy and how to organize an orderly exit from Iraq, Mrs. Clinton does more than just turn off voters who don’t like negative campaigning. She undercuts the rationale for her candidacy that led this page and others to support her: that she is more qualified, right now, to be president than Mr. Obama.

I have to say that I really, really am tired of this whole process. It just goes on and on and on. Yes, I wish Clinton would drop out instead of trying to stay in while she trashes, Republican style, Barack Obama. I m good and sick of her, I do hope Obama goes back to remaining above her ditry tricks and doesn't stoop to her level, while fighting back with clear answers right away as he has done.

P.S. I really really liked, again, how Obama congratulated her on winning. She hasn't had the decency to do that when she has lost. He is a class act.


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