January 18, 2008


Ad: 'Hillary Clinton does not respect our people' (Ben Smith, 1/17/08, Politico)

The radio ad aired by one of Obama's labor allies re-injects ethnicity into the Democratic primary contest in sharp terms.

"Hillary Clinton does not respect our people," the ad says in Spanish (original and Clinton campaign translation after the jump), referring to the lawsuit that failed today to shut down special caucus sites on Las Vegas' strip. "Hillary Clinton is shameless."

"Sen. Obama is defending our right to vote. Sen. Obama wants our votes. He respects our votes, our community, and our people. Sen. Obama’s campaign slogan is 'Si Se Puede.' Vote for a president who respects us, and who respects our right to vote," the ad says, according to a transcript provided by the Clinton campaign and confirmed in part by a union official.

...she can't be a victim of racist attacks, can she?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2008 7:48 AM

Gynocrats vs. Melaninists. Finally, a contest America has yearned for.

Posted by: Luciferous at January 18, 2008 2:20 PM

If Obama wins Nevada and SC, look for Bill and Hill to try luring lots of white Dems down the dirty path of color paranoia.

And watch for the criticism towards Obama from John Lewis and the other leading black politicians who are supporting Hillary - I'll bet their next charge is that Obama suffered as a black man.

It will be quite instructive, as the Dems get what they have dreamed of for decades - a woman and a minority at the head of the line. They just never thought the two would be duking it out.

Posted by: ratbert at January 18, 2008 11:20 PM

That is, he NEVER suffered as a black man. Preview should be my friend.

Posted by: ratbert at January 18, 2008 11:22 PM