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Hillary: Obama Has Not Passed C-In-C Bar

[This is a reprise of an article S&L posted back on March 11, 2008.]

From The Hill:

Clinton camp: Obama must pass ‘security threshold’ to be veep

By Sam Youngman
Posted: 03/10/08

Senior advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Monday sought to reconcile the campaign’s assertion that rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has not passed the “commander-in-chief test” with the Clintons’ hints in recent days that the New York senator would tap Obama as a running mate.

Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s chief spokesman, said during a conference call with reporters that Clinton would reject any running mate who has not met the “national security threshold,” as Clinton’s military advisers and Wolfson put it on the call. But he added that it is possible Obama could meet that threshold by this summer’s Democratic convention.

Wolfson repeated Clinton’s weekend assertion that picking Obama is “not something she would rule out at this point,” but he also reiterated that Obama is not ready to be commander in chief, a key requirement to being Clinton’s running mate.

When asked if Obama could do something to cross that “threshold,” Wolfson said, “It’s not something that I’m prepared to rule out at this time.”

Obama campaign representatives responded to the confusion created by Wolfson’s statement, with campaign spokesman Bill Burton calling it “perplexing” and foreign policy adviser Susan Rice saying it was “amusing.” …

How hilarious.

No, Mr. Obama is not qualified to be President now — or Vice President. But he may by some miracle somehow become qualified by the time of the Democrat convention this summer.

What a laugh riot the Hillary campaign has become.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 28th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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