March 3, 2008


Clinton steps up Obama criticism (Boston Globe, March 2, 2008)

Facing a close and critical battle in Texas for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton stepped up her criticism of rival Barack Obama yesterday, saying the Illinois senator does not have the national security credentials to take on likely GOP nominee John McCain in the general election.

"My opponent gets a little unhappy when I talk about national security. He says that talkin' about the realities of the job of being commander in chief, like these 3 a.m. phone calls that come out of the blue, is somehow fear-mongering," Clinton said, often dropping her g's as she addressed boisterous rallies in Fort Worth and Dallas. "I gotta tell you, I don't think people in Texas scare all that easily." [...]

"If Senator Obama doesn't want to debate me about national security, how is he going to debate Senator McCain?" Clinton asked.

Even great eventual nominees have tended to face a spasm of buyers' remorse when it looks like they're home free. Ms Clinton sounds like she thinks she's gotten folks to wonder about the pig in their poke.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 3, 2008 10:43 AM
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