Hillary Clinton and the Bush Legacy


The people in the Bush White House would entrust their legacy to Hillary Clinton, according to David Brooks.

Obama Responding to Clinton Attacks on Good Morning America

I’ve already had several recent posts regarding the manner in which Bill and Hillary Clinton have resorted to lying about Obama’s statements and record. Many prominent Democrats are getting rather upset with Bill. It’s no surprise that Barack Obama is angry and plans to respond. ABC News reports that Obama will be responding on Good Morning America.

Sen. Barack Obama says he’s ready to confront former President Bill Clinton, calling his advocacy on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign, “troubling.”

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts to air Monday on “Good Morning America,” Obama, D-Ill., directly engages Bill Clinton on a series of issues.

“You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling,” Obama said. “He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts — whether it’s about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas.

“This has become a habit, and one of the things that we’re going to have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he’s making statements that are not factually accurate,” Obama said.

Obama was apparently referring to Clinton’s comment that it was a “fairy tale” that Obama has consistently opposed the Iraq war from the start, and that Nevada union officials backing Obama were strong-arming members into caucusing for Obama…

In his interview with Roberts on “Good Morning America,” Obama said the former president has taken his campaigning on his wife’s behalf too far.“I understand him wanting to promote his wife’s candidacy,” Obama said. “She’s got a record that she can run on. But I think it’s important that we try to maintain some — you know, level of honesty and candor during the course of the campaign. If we don’t, then we feed the cynicism that has led so many Americans to be turned off to politics.”

Bottom line: Bill Clinton did have sex with that woman. He lied then, and he is lying now.

Related Posts:

John Kerry Boosts Obama Campaign and Helps Debunk Clinton Attacks
Obama Responds to Clinton’s Smear Campaign

Clintons Escalate Smear Campaign Against Obama, This Time Lying About Reagan Quote

Bill Clinton’s Own Fairy Tales on Obama’s Views on Iraq

Clinton Resorts to Dishonest Smears Against Obama on Social Security Taxes
Clinton Backer Taylor Marsh Recycles Republican Talking Points Against Obama

The Final Year

In case anyone has missed the significance of today, we are now only one year away from the inauguration of the next president of the United States and our great national nightmare will finally be over.

Between being a lame duck, approaching record low approval ratings, and having a Congress under Democratic control, hopefully George Bush can be prevented from doing further harm to the country in his final year in office. Unfortunately we will be dealing with the aftermath of all his damage for quite a while.

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Obama vs. Clinton on Delegate Victories

The situation in Nevada is somewhat unclear as the delegates to the Democratic convention will not be officially determined until April. Clinton is using this to deny the wire service reports that Obama beat her in the delegate count. In the absence of an official delegate count, this statement from the Nevada Democratic Party is the closest we have to determining an actual winner:

“No national convention delegates were awarded. That said, if the delegate preferences remain unchanged between now and April 2008, the calculations of national convention delegates being circulated by the Associated Press are correct. We look forward to our county and state conventions where we will choose the delegates for the nominee that Nevadans support.”

When things were looking bleak for Clinton earlier in the month their response was, “This is a race for delegates…It is not a battle for individual states. As David knows, we are well past the time when any state will have a disproportionate influence on the nominating process.”

While certainly not as clear cut a victory as if he had won a majority of the vote, this does make it a narrow victory for Obama, especially if we go by the Clinton campaign’s own criteria. Right or wrong, American elections are not about who gets the most votes. In a caucus such as this winning comes down to who wins in more areas of the state, while in the national election winning comes down to who picks up the most electoral votes by winning the most states.

So far Obama is remaining undefeated in the state delegate battles, winning in Iowa and Nevada and tying in New Hampshire. Of course if we look at the delegate battle Clinton did start out with the lead in terms of super delegates, but those are free to change their minds should Obama make the case to them that he is the Democrat with the best chance to win. The stronger McCain looks as the Republican nominee, the more it looks like the Democrats must go to a candidate who appeals to independents to win.