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April 14th, 2008
01:52 PM ET

David Gergen: Slouching towards the fall

Pope Benedict XVI

For the first time since this long, dramatic campaign began, people are asking me whether we are heading into a fall with yet another set of disappointing candidates.  Sadly, these past few weeks seems to have diminished all of them. 
 
"Are we really going to have to choose between candidates who can't lead us out of the mess we are in?" asked a major business figure this weekend - and this from a Republican stalwart!  From conversations over the past few days, I am finding that there are some serious, influential Republicans who are grumbling about John McCain's domestic policies, especially on the economy.  Some were appalled by his swerve last week on mortgage foreclosures.  Not only did he turn on a dime away from a position he took only a couple of weeks ago, but his new ideas seem to inject the government directly into administering who is a deserving homeowner and who is not - a position that is anathema to most free marketeers.  Will he provide sound stewardship of the economy?  That is a question we may hear more often in days ahead.
 
But if McCain is prompting some questions, that is nothing compared to what is happening to diminish the candidates on the Democratic side.  Clearly, Barack Obama stumbled in his comments and before the wrong audience when he rambled on about church goers and gun owners in small towns across the Midwest.  It's not that what he said is actually wrong; historians have often said, for example, that people enduring hard times often find their religious faith to be even more important. But the way Obama said it - and perhaps even the fact that he said it at all - could easily give offense in rural America.  He was smart to acknowledge it right away, and he was smart to get Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania out on television yesterday in his defense. 
 
One wonders, even so, whether Hillary Clinton hasn't gone too far in the way she has unleashed a relentless barrage of attacks against him in the days since. 

Sure, she has managed to make an issue of it, and she has managed to cut off coverage of her own problems (Bosnia, Mark Penn, etc.).  But she is doing it in a way that can leave deep scars.  There used to be a standard in campaigns that if you are running against someone in your own party, you can attack an opponent's positions but not his person.  Remember Reagan's 11th Commandment?  Last night in the Compassion Forum on CNN  - where she might have calmed things down - Clinton once again slashed away at Obama personally, calling him elitist, out of touch, and patronizing.  Not surprisingly, she is deeply annoying and antagonizing his supporters (people she may need one day).  And she is fueling their suspicion that out of fierce ambition, she is trying to make him unelectable this fall so that she can win in 2012.
 
It's not clear what genius in the Democratic party created a four-week break between the last primary and Pennsylvania.  But it hasn't served to do the Democrats any favors.    

– David Gergen, CNN Sr. Political AnalystClick here for more blogs from the 360° team

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  1. pakuna

    Obama did not come up the hard way!! He does not understand our economic struggles!! He is Not honest in anything he says or writes. Him and his elite have planned to run this campaign just as it is being run. He has no regards for the people. He has kept the public and the press wrapped up in nonessential things where we and the press will not call him on any world issues.

    April 15, 2008 at 9:40 am |
  2. Tim

    Americans live with a lot of denial. When facts or analysis are presented, ugly chasms arise again that prove such denial. People are bitter in this country but try to suppress it and enjoin with their families, friends, and traditions. What a difference it will make when we finally purge ourselves of the very root cause for this. Our government is corrupt and uncaring. We all know politicians make a career of promises and paltry results. Term limits would provide a more lasting elected for performance than the current plague of life terms in office that do not serve the people.

    April 15, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  3. Jean Boyd

    I will pray everyday that the rot of Obama cult hold will leave you and you will finally see the light. Jean

    April 15, 2008 at 9:29 am |
  4. Sharbob

    I I agree with David Gergen completely. This is now becoming ridiculous. No one can say anything without being pounced on. No mistakes can be made, no embellishments either. This is just crazy! Obama should never have said what he said. And let's not forget he said it behind closed doors. If one of his supporters did not feel uncomfortable and revealed this info on her blog we would never have known! That is the problem. Obama has been packaged and presented to us and we know nothing about him. We only gain insights into his true character when he slips up. That is not good. Hillary on the other hand is desperately trying to turn the favorable opinions we have of Obama to her advantage but she has to try too hard. The damage has already been done. Everyone bought into the notion that Obama is the best candidate for change and unity. That may or may not be the case but that's what most people believe! And there is not much that can be done about it now. Superdelegates, the media, the young, the affluent, they have all bought into this idea. May God help us Dems in November! The Reps are going to eat us alive!

    April 15, 2008 at 8:55 am |
  5. Barry Both Ways

    It's interesting to hear you say that you can attack a persons position but not his/her person. Obama has relentlessly allowed people to attack Clinton's person and now he is doing himself. Why did the media allow him to do this and why is it that Clinton is always the bad guy? And why is the media not covering the Rezko trial and Larry Sinclair? Please don't tell me the Bosnia story is more important. I would also like to hear more stories about politics in Kenya.

    April 15, 2008 at 7:13 am |
  6. Kimberly in Texas

    "Hillary Clinton calls Barack Obama elitist? Really? Hillary Clinton was a corporate lawyer who sat on the Wal-Mart board before becoming First Lady and is now worth over $100 million. Barack Obama is the child of a single mother raised in part by his grandparents who went to school on a scholarship and was a community organizer making $12,000 a year before becoming a law professor, lawyer and state senator. Five years ago he was still paying off student loans. It's a bogus charge."

    April 15, 2008 at 6:40 am |
  7. Felix R.Mendez

    I've done my math, too. Unless by an improbable miracle,or by cheating, HRC will not fill the gap to win the nomination. The damage to the Democratic Party is increasing, and it may crippled this organization way beyond the current electoral adventure. Those who have significant influence within the DNC must work right away to bring this thing to a closure. The appropriate balance of power is more important to this country than the realization of the political dream of individual candidates. Elections should not be about one or two persons, not even about the agendas of interest groups; they must be about the well-being of the whole society.

    April 15, 2008 at 5:53 am |
  8. Jackal

    David, why don't you run for political office? We need your statesmanship rather badly. After we see you opine on TV, my wife and I always turn to each other and say, "I would vote for him."

    April 14, 2008 at 11:10 pm |
  9. Mrs. C

    David, Thanks for the great article, however I wonder is the media has gone to far to continue to cover this story and Hillary. I don't get why she is allowed by the meda to set the tone as to what is covered in the news. Yes I'm disappointed in Hillary, but most of all in the media. Most people knew that Hillary would go down fighting, and I recall you saying one night that she should not have to drop out. At this point she should be forced out. This is really bad

    April 14, 2008 at 11:02 pm |
  10. Tom

    I am an Obama supporter. And given the way Senator Clinton has conducted herself in the past few days, I will volunteer my time to help Mccain to be elected if she gets the democratic nomination. Having said this, I fully expect Obama to speak properly in the future. It is foolish to says things in a way that your political opponents can twist to their own advantage, no matter how correct the core of the concepts were that Obama was putting forward.

    April 14, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  11. The Bu

    Great article, David. It is sad to see that this woman, on issue after issue, has continued to put herself above her party and the White House. Supporters on both sides can find things from both candidates that may be questionable, but by a long shot, she has the record on pulling this thing straight in the mud. He didn't comment on Bosnia (which I thought he should have), and she didn't comment on Rev. Wright...well, at least not until the Bosnia story came out. She had to get the spotlight off of herself. I pray that the American people will wake up and see HRC for what she is worth. Although the Clinton years were some of the best years of this country, it was THE MOST investigated White House in history. There is no denying that!! Do we really want those kind of shinannigans back in the White House! In the immortal words of Whitney Houston, "hell to the naw!!!!" VOTE FOR CHANGE!

    OBAMA '08!!!

    April 14, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  12. Kathy

    Let's be honest here, folks, Obama is correct. Sometimes the truth is hard to take. I'm not an elitist and I was born and raised in PA. Once again, David Gergen nailed it. Thank you, CNN, for the very fine analysts you provide each night.

    April 14, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  13. Small Town Dan

    HRC is a shameless politician who is clearly unfit to run the country since she cannot even manage her own campaign. She is a disgarce to the democratic party as she is prepared to cross all barriers to fulfill her maniac ambitions. HRC has proven herself to be a liar with no principle or morals. It is no wonder that slime and scandal has followed her and her family. After making 109 Million she and her husband dear to call someone else elitist. Her record and her action belies her claims of identifying with small town America.

    The Bosinia Lie
    The race baiting
    Reaching for the gender card
    Misconstruing every delegate rule
    Moving the goal posts over and over again
    Bill Clinton...the list goes on....

    HRC is prepared to sink the party and its candidate for the sake of her shameless ambition. If she cannot win she will do everything in her power to see that Obama loses. She is a disgrace!

    April 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm |
  14. wanda

    The bottom line is that Hillary only commented on something that the media and others were reporting and complaining about. She did not bring it to the forefront at all, but like other times people are shifting this to Hillary are trying to blame her. Give me a break!!!

    April 14, 2008 at 8:12 pm |
  15. Sid Kooyman

    I think we Americans make a mistake when we jettisoned Mitt Romney. Of the candidates, he was the only one with real business experience and that experience would now pay off in spades.

    Of the candidates that remain, it seems we have a choice between a candidate who often looses his temper (Sen McCain), a candidate who reinvents truth and her past as she goes along (Sen Clinton), and a candidate with very little experience (Sen Obama).

    At this time in our history we need an FDR or a Ronald Reagan. No matter who wins, it doesn't look like we are going to get either.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm |
  16. White 52yr Female for Obama

    The day will come when Hillary will be using all her ferocious fighting powers to throw her full support to Barack Obama. She has to, or her career will be over. She'll tell her supporters whatever she has to, to encourage them to vote for Obama in November. And we'll be in a whole new ball game.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm |
  17. Zoinks

    You go HIllary! Destroy what should have been the easiest democratic party win in 28 years. You go GIRL!

    April 14, 2008 at 8:09 pm |
  18. KathleenM

    Obama's latest series of blunders tells us that he's not ready for prime time. The "bitter" remark was ill-concieved and an example of poor judgement - from the man who continually harps about how great his judgement is. And it reflects poorly on the Democratic party, along with Obama's ridiculous insinuation that the Clinton years didn't help the working class.

    After 8 terrible years of George Bush, American is ripe and ready for a Democratic president. Let's not allow Obama to squander this opprortunity for the party and the country.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  19. Jacque Bauer

    Bozo the clown would be impressed! This collection of misfits and egomaniancs is doing their best to illustrate to the entire world just how starved our country is for genuine leadership.

    That's just the candidates, and then there's Bubba...! It would make for great comedy if it wasn't so tragic.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:07 pm |
  20. Darius

    I am glad to know that there are people who actually get. The playing of sound bites by the media and the talking of words out of their context is appalling. I am tired of Lou Dobbs and others who are not identified with those referred to in Obama's comments speaking out as if they know what it is to be poor in America. What he is said was right; there are people who have a deep bitterness about what is going on. And if Hillary does not understand that then she is more out of touch with the working class than she knows. Oh yeah, who's the one with over one hundred million dollars? Barack's career is that of a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. He just paid off student loans not to long ago. People should really take a real look at him before mischaracterizing him. I guess the could not call him a racist, so they settled for elitist. The voters in Pennsylvania and elsewhere shoull send Hillary a message: a change is gonna come!

    April 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm |
  21. joe

    If you are not bitter, then why are you fighting Democrat? Hillary and her people think winning in Pennsylvania will some how make them the winner. Think again, she needs at least 60% to even justify it a win. Then, she needs to sweep the rest which she won't because North Carolina is already in the the Obama win column. She would rather destroy the party then have him win which probably will happen, because the DNC has no spine when it comes to the Clintons. She is the Pittsburgh Pirates, she is mathamatically eleminated in May, but keeps playing ball for no reason.

    Obama had no real change of winning Pa with Rendell in her pocket. Yet, I cringe when I hear he is a popular govenor here. I live in Pa, in Philly where he has made people money, but not the good people that live on I-80 where he tends to make toll roads and then lease the Turnpike to forgien interest. Its amazing that none of that was in his 2006 campaign, because Pa may have elected a black governor.

    I also have seen more Obama signs after the bitter comment, so maybe it did strick the chord.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm |
  22. silverspring

    Obama does people from small towns a big favor. For the first time, the problems of small towns across America are being discussed. This hopefully forces politicians from both parties to do something about the problems that people from small towns have been facing. Obama does the right thing.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
  23. Tony

    Scariest part of the audio tape from San Fransisco is that for once, we heard Obama when it wasn't a sound bite and when the cameras were not rolling. No strategist or marketing experts filling up the teleprompter. That private speech was unscripted. That wasn't meant for public consumption. For once I feel like I got a look behind the veil and its not a pretty sight.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  24. robert mann

    yes obama regrets his choice of words but stands tall on the valididy of the substance. hillary sunk to an all time low , opening her comments about her faith by doing an anti obama commercial. disgusting. do you notice that obama has not bombed her on bills false statements about bosnia , or her trail of unpaid bills.. both legit fodder , but he is taking the high road. as to hillary i ask you these 2 questions..if bill says shes gets exhausted by 11pm do you want her answering the red phone at 3 am? secondly , if there was so much anticipated danger at bosnia that she went instead of bill, WHY DID SHE PUT HER 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN HARMS WAY?

    April 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  25. Shelby

    Thank you David for laying this out so clearly. There is no doubt that Obama made a poor choice in terminology. But are we so afraid of the truth? For the first time in years, we have a candidate who came up the hard way, understands our economic struggles like no other, and who is honest with us while calling on us to find our better angels to fix the huge problems and deep divides that exist in this country. What does he get? Hatred that makes me ashamed of my fellow Americans, and parsing of his words by Hillary and the MSM in an effort to destroy his candidacy. If we support these tactics in our votes, we indeed deserve what we get in our lives by choosing politicians who will say anything and seem to have left any sense of ethics behind when they entered politics. After watching the things I saw today, what decent person in their right mind would want to wade in to the cesspool we call politics in this country. God help us all.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  26. eric

    3 points I have not seen anyone address:

    1. No one can force Hill to quit. Therefore she has the power to prevent Obama from becoming President (by fighting through the convention.) Therefore it is to her benefit to keep going, to force some sort of concession from the power brokers (and of course to recover the money she loaned her campaign.)

    2. Why do people/media think that facts go away? Does Obama's 'bitter' gaffe eliminate Hill's 'sniper' gaffe? Or is there some web scoreboard that lists each negative for each candidate? [Preferably rated 1-10 on the importance scale.]

    3. Ironically, I think no one is looking more for an exit strategy than Hill. If she quits now, she is going to leave with a bad reputation. But if she keeps going, she's digging her hole deeper.

    April 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  27. Martin in PA

    Thank goodness Senator Obama isn't afraid to say what he thinks. He's honest, thoughtful and sincere. You can bank on what he says. Maybe he didn't say it in the "perfect" way, but what he said was VERY true – not only of "small town" America, but also of "big town" America. Plenty of my co-workers in Philadelphia are plenty bitter. We're sick and tired of elitist politics of the Republicans and the "closet" elitist machine Democrats.

    Hillary Clinton would be wise to stop her slash and burn tactics now. Her calling Senator Obama an elitist is the ultimate in hipocracy. While they may have come from humble beginnings, the Clintons are about as "elitist" as they get... they just put on a good "show" of being "down-to-earth."

    Get a grip, America!! Analyze the behaviors, look at past performance and decide who's going to be the person of integrity to lead our country!! (and it ain't HRC or JMcC!)

    April 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm |
  28. kathy

    I have to say that given the choices we currently have, may
    God help us. This country is in such a mess it's frightening.
    The current administration couldn't organize a rock fight let
    alone fight a war, fix the economy, health care or guarantee jobs,and none of these ill-fit candidates would no what to do to get us out or fix the mess we are currently in. It's a lose, lose situation.
    What a disgrace!!!!!!! More of our children are being killed
    everyday because of these losers.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:59 pm |
  29. Eric

    Finally someone who speaks the truth. Obama is right on. I am a factory worker who lost my job and I am bitter about that. Me paying $4 a gallon for gas makes me bitter. Having my house being forclosed makes me bitter. Paying $4 billion dollars for war makes me bitter.. Obama didnt call the people of philly bitter. He said they are bitter because of all this. You know what. I am bitter in my own way.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:59 pm |
  30. Laura

    Please don't neglect to add Obama's condescending remarks towards Clinton in his 'response to her response'. Smart aleck laughing smirk as he tells the crowd something like : shame on her...she's acting like she's Annie Oaklie or sumpthin', snicker, snicker, snicker. Did you miss that before you wrote this piece? Or is this a convenient omission. I choose to believe the former as I generally respect what you have to say. I can only hope you are not becoming like all the rest and selectively painting a picture of particular persuasion rather than sticking with the true and complete story.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  31. Carole in Canada

    Have Obama supporters missed the fact that when he made these remarks he thought he was making them behind closed doors so that 'small town bigoted, red neck, fundamentalist, gun toting religious freaks who are bitter, would never know what he said. That is what his comments translate to out here you know that don't you. He had no idea he was being recorded. How many times do you have to hear him say 'what I meant to say was...'
    He's mocking you!!!
    Imagine the reaction if Hillary Clinton had said those very same words. Open your eyes think about it.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm |
  32. RickY

    It is apparant from some of these posts that HRC can do no wrong in her quest to unmasked the monster that is Obama as her supporters cheer her on. It makes no difference that her outrage at Obama's comments was well-timed with McCain's reponse and the GOP response. Funny how that all worked out to create maximum amplification of the preceived offense. Like they all kind of held hand and sang in unison. Even last night at the Compassion Forum, HRC was punching away with no shame. True Colors, indeed.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  33. Seth E (Jacksonville, FL)

    Clinton is ruthlessly clinging to whatever shred of hope there is that she can pick up the nomination. It's unfortunate for Democrats, because she won't win the nomination. If she beats Obama by 7 or 8 points in Pennsylvania, she'll pick up some delegates. But Obama is going to beat her by about 15 points in North Carolina. Clinton is not going to be able to make any headway on delegates. She needs to STOP.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:55 pm |
  34. lizzie

    Let's see. In the last 24 hours, Obama has called Hillary "Annie Oakley", mocked a photo op at a bar though he made a similar photo op; called her "working out of the Republican playbook", said "Shame on Hillary"......For those of us who support Hillary, we find it very discouraging that the press can't seem to take a middle, unbiased stance.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:54 pm |
  35. Barbara

    I don't understand the hate toward Senator Obama. I live in blue collar America, am female, and really, really despise Hillary Clinton. I think she is only interested in her and her Clintonian legacy.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm |
  36. Jeremy

    Eileen,

    It is really offensive to say that Barack Obama should "be a man." You are clearly a Hillary supporter. Would you find it acceptable if someone told Hillary to "be a woman"? Personal attacks are worthless and detract from real issues. Talk about the issues or don't talk at all!!!!!

    April 14, 2008 at 7:43 pm |
  37. carolyn

    A whole weekend about a single word – 'bitter.' Frankly, I see this quite differently from the Obama bashers. What he was really saying was that he is in their court, that he feels their pain. That is not being elite; that's being sympathetic.

    This should have been a non-story, but the media enjoys fanning the flames. However, it's pretty difficult to fill 24 hours with really important news, isn't it, CNN?

    April 14, 2008 at 7:42 pm |
  38. cj-delhi ny

    His comments weren't ignorant, as the other candidates would like us to think. The truth is that i live in a small town and what he says is true, he is not looking down his nose.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:41 pm |
  39. sueanna

    gergen is not being fairminded here. there is a legitimate beef to Obama's gaffe - or more accurately his unmasked arrogant and dismissive comments on rural people. Gergen misses the boat - except to say only a fool created this campaign schedule But Gergen, please, watch the nasty, clever way Obama fights back with below the belt mockery - does gergen point out this veiled arrogance and refusal to say he is wrong? No, like most commentators, he's expecting the lady to the be the lady but boys can and will always be boys.

    Obama is most definitely one of the boys.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:41 pm |
  40. Vic

    It doesn't matter who wins he nomination. I am so disgusted with the Clintons that I will do anything to undermine her any future campaign.

    The Democratic Party would be better off than to let Clinton run in November. Better to have Al Gore run, to avoid having the millions who think like me from voting for McCain.

    Clinton will not win in 2008 and she will never win in 2012 if I have any say in it.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm |
  41. Kathy, Chicago

    I agree. I had a politics free week-end and most of last week, and I really enjoyed it. They all seem to be falling apart. Maybe it just started too early. I still really like HRC. If she doesn't get the nod, I just may stay home this fall.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:34 pm |
  42. FH in SC

    Hillary won the day! She had excellent responses in that Faith and Compassion forum last night, all stemming from her broad and
    extensive experience. She was a delight to behold.

    On the other hand, Obama Bombed. By comparison, he just fell flat! He looked and acted very nervous and inexperienced groping for words.

    Today he was back out campaigning – or I should say scolding. He never "talks." In a high pitched voice, he continued scolding, scolding, scolding, and back-pedaling trying to explain what he was incapable of explaining earlier. He's just getting himself in deeper..

    HE'S the one who is BITTER.... and like a school kid, he taunts, ridicules, and bullies Hillary. and finds it amusing calling her Annie
    Oakley – who, by the way, as the story goes... didn't miss her aim!

    It turns me off...and I turn the TV off. End of story.

    HILLARY HAS MY CONFIDENCE, AND MY VOTE.
    Her experience is superb! Even Madeline Albright agrees.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:29 pm |
  43. Mary

    Good point David I agree with you..

    April 14, 2008 at 7:22 pm |
  44. Teresa

    HIGH AND MIGHTY Democrat Hillary Rodam Clinton denigrates her fellow democrats (Kerry, Gore and Obama) as evidenced on the Compassion Formum last night. Hillary does not care about the division this is causing among democrats and she is making real hard for the next female candidate who might be interested in running for President in the future. Hillary cares only about Hillary. These are truly sad and bitter times. She has begun to lead me to voter apathy.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm |
  45. Kim

    Mr. Gergen, Obama has been nastier and sneakier than Hillary. AND he has had the help of yourself and CNN. I feel sorry for Hillary. POST THIS PLEASE>

    April 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm |
  46. Ron

    Bitter blowing up in HRC's face?
    Latest PA poll shows 20% lead!
    Obama chiding her for photo op in bar with a shot & beer. HMMM saw one of him drinking a beer in a sports bar - also demonstrated what at aweful bowler he is – photo ops! Pot & Kettle here. He is disingenuine – just likr his remarks to his elitist San Francisco supporters.

    Obama cultist – is there anything you won't overlook or forgive this guy?

    April 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm |
  47. Gregory H. Brooklyn, NY

    We have been lulled to sleep by divisive politics for far too long. We are a wonderfully unique nation with incredibly awesome people who stand up when called upon. Well, America, Sen. Obama is sounding the alarm. It’s standing up time once again.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:19 pm |
  48. sherri friley

    "Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself." - Anderson Cooper (top of page) CNN should learn to practice it's own mottos. Why the onslaught of negative coverage towards Obama? Oh, I guess keep the Clinton battle alive ... damn the consequences of shoddy news coverage on the country. Try not to worry about the class war you may be inciting with your nonstop agitation. It is all about ratings and money, right? I for one, would like to know Wolf Blitzer's party affiliation. I would bet Republican or a Clinton Democrat. By the way, did you see the story about the Kentucky lawmaker (Davis) who referred to Obama as "boy." Maybe you could play a few minutes of that!

    April 14, 2008 at 7:19 pm |
  49. Amy O'Flaherty

    To Gina in Lancaster, PA,

    I'm so glad to hear that you understand and are not offended by Obama's comments. I, too, know what he was trying to say. I hope the rest of the people in your wonderful state can realize what a huge mistake voting for Senator Clinton will be.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  50. Amy O'Flaherty

    Hey Judi Smith,

    You say Obama would've jumped all over her? Tell me what Obama did when Hillary was caught in a HUGE lie over sniper fire. NOTHING! He left it alone because he has class. You give me some examples of how Obama would jump all over her. It doesn't happen because he's better than that. Hillary is pathetic.

    April 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm |
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