January 30, 2008

Obama Rip Clinton for Siding with McCain

The Republican front-runner John McCain is well on this way becoming the nominee of the GOP. On the Democratic side, it’s still a race between Senator Obama and Senator Clinton. Both candidates support bring the Troops home from Iraq, but there is a major difference. Only one candidate in the Democratic race did not support the war from the start and let no one deny this truth.

Senator Obama is going to highlight this distinction in a speech in Denver.
It's time for new leadership that understands that the way to win a debate with John McCain is not by nominating someone who agreed with him on voting for the war in Iraq; who agreed with him in voting to give George Bush the benefit of the doubt on Iran; who agrees with him in embracing the Bush-Cheney policy of not talking to leaders we don't like; and who actually differed with him by arguing for exceptions for torture before changing positions when the politics of the moment changed.

John McCain can not run the same playbook that President Bush used on Senator Kerry in 2004 with Senator Obama. Hilary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and Republicans are going to beat her over the head with this fact.

Senator Obama continues….
We need to offer the American people a clear contrast on national security, and when I am the nominee of the Democratic Party, that's exactly what I will do. Talking tough and tallying up your years in Washington is no substitute for judgment, and courage, and clear plans. It's not enough to say you'll be ready from Day One - you have to be right from Day One.
Running Hilary Clinton does not offer the American people a clear contrast with John McCain.


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