Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I told you so...

It wasn’t rocket science, and I wasn’t the only one that said it, but back in March, I said this:

What’s worse, though, is that she’s actually telling us that if Senator Obama winds up with the Democratic nomination, we’d be better off voting for Senator McCain. Sure, look at what she’s said: Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience behind him, and all Senator Obama has to offer us is one lousy anti-war speech. We’d have to be crazy to go for that over more than 70 years of experience!

Is that really the message she wants to leave us with, should she happen to lose her bid for the nomination?

And, well, yes, now Senator Clinton appears — not by her choice, to be sure — in a campaign ad for John McCain. The ad shows clips of Ms Clinton criticizing Senator Obama. The “lifetime of experience” comment that I noted in March is not in that ad, but it’s being re-aired along side it in news items about the ad campaign.

Senator Clinton’s office, of course, ignores the problem and says that the senator supports Mr Obama, as though she’s done so all along:

Hillary Clinton’s support of Barack Obama is clear. She has said repeatedly that Barack Obama and she share a commitment to changing the direction of the country, getting us out of Iraq, and expanding access to health care. John McCain doesn’t. It’s interesting how those remarks didn’t make it into his ad.

Yes, well. It seemed pretty clear that the attacks in the primary season were not going to serve the party well now. And they aren’t.

And I did tell you so.


Anonymous said...

That's one of the dangers of politics: politicians usually think in short term spans not in long ones...

What you say or do today may be hunting you down in the future...

lidija said...

If Obama loses it will not be over that one.

Our problem is not that Republicans exploit our inside battler and use our words against us. Our problem is that we're not doing the same to them.

Dr. Momentum said...

Sen. Clinton's response to that ad: "I'm Himmary Clinton and I do not approve of that message."


I was one of those folks who decried Hillary's primary tactics, but I agree with lidija; this isn't going to be a big problem for Obama.