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NY Post Says Hillary Is ‘Trailing And Flailing’

From the inimitable New York Post:

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...


By GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent

January 7, 2008 — NASHUA, NH – Hillary Rodham Clinton, trailing by as much as 13 points in New Hampshire polls, went on a rampage yesterday against Barack Obama — ripping him as all talk and no action and blasting his votes on everything from Iraq to ethics in a slash-and-burn effort to deny him a victory here.

With her game face on just two days before New Hampshire’s primary, Clinton hit the warpath by saying the country needs a “doer, not a talker” – then eviscerated Obama on lobbyists, Iraq, and ethics.

“If you’re going to be railing about lobbyists, and then you have the chair of your campaign who is a major lobbyist in this state, that’s a very important piece of information for voters,” she said, referring to Obama’s New Hampshire chair, Jim Demers, who lobbies for drug companies.

Clinton – whose inner circle is girding for a possible defeat in New Hampshire’s primary tomorrow – ran through issues where she said Obama’s words didn’t match his deeds, repeating each time, “That’s not change.”

“If you gave a speech and a very good speech against the war in Iraq in 2002, and then in 2004 you’re saying you’re not sure how you would have voted, and by 2007 you voted for $300 billion for the war you said you were against, that’s not change,” she said.

Clinton voted for the Iraq war resolution in 2002, plus several measures to pay for it, although she now wants to bring the troops home.

Moments after her Iraq broadside, Clinton said of the war, “After 9/11, I would never have taken us to war in Iraq.”

She added, “If you say that you are going to prevent members of Congress from having lunch with lobbyists sitting down – but they can still have lunch standing up, that’s not change.”

The line was a reference to a loophole that allows lobbyists to throw fund-raisers with finger food. Clinton voted for the ethics bill, which Obama co-sponsored…

Last night, Team Clinton lobbed another grenade, saying that Obama’s camp “may be violating the law” by sending out automated “robo-calls” to New Hampshire voters on a do-not-call list.

Those calls challenge Clinton’s charges that Obama skipped some abortion votes, saying her “last-minute smears” won’t protect the right to choose…

What fun.

But of course it is all a dream.

(Cf. the DNC’s “superdelegates.” Democrats don’t trust the great unwashed to pick their candidates.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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