November 19th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Carville defiant on Obama comment

CNN Political Unit

Washington (CNN) – Democratic strategist James Carville compared President Barack Obama to his Democratic primary rival and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday, implying in rather lewd terms that Obama needs to toughen-up.

And he's not sorry for it.

"If Hillary gave up one of her balls and gave it to Obama, he'd have two," Carville said at a "Christian Science Monitor" breakfast discussion.

His comment was a response to whether Obama is taking strong enough stands on taxes and repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy.

Carville made a similar comment to "Newsweek" during the 2008 campaign season when he compared Clinton and Obama's toughness.

"If she gave him one of her cojones, they'd both have two," he said.

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  1. Annie Kate

    While I may not always agree with James Carville I admire the way he doesn't back off his comments. Usually, he is the lone sensible voice in the midst of insane political theater.

    November 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  2. Julia

    His comment is disappointing and useless (ineffective) coming from a strategist and that of the "D" party! How about something substantial??

    November 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm |