Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically Wednesday night that Barack Obama can win the White House this fall, undercutting her efforts to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination by suggesting he would lead the party to defeat.
“Yes, yes, yes,” she said when pressed about Obama’s electability during a campaign debate six days before the Pennsylvania primary.
Asked a similar question about Clinton, Obama said “Absolutely and I’ve said so before” — a not-so-subtle dig at his rival who had previously declined to make a similar statement about him.
In a 90-minute debate, both rivals pledged not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000, and said they would respond forcefully if Iran obtains nuclear weapons and uses them against Israel.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined an aggressive 100-day presidential agenda on Tuesday and Sen. Barack Obama promised to “play offense for working Americans,” both rivals observing something of a lull in an increasingly personal Democratic nomination struggle.
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accused of being elitist for remarks he made about small-town American voters, said on Tuesday the slap at his background is amusing and signals a nation in the midst of “political silly season.”
Sen. John McCain’s status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has done little to ease the criticism he faces from a small but vocal group of conservatives in his home state.
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain often pays tribute to Ronald Reagan. Now he is courting wavering working class Democrats who helped put his hero in the White House.
McCain was in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday — the current ground zero of the tense Democratic race — a week before launching a tour of corners of America where Republicans often fear to tread.
Karl Rove has been mothballed. The Swift Boaters have been decommissioned. But conservatives need not despair. The Republican presidential nominee won’t be needing their special political services this time around.
Because Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are doing their campaign dirty work for them.
The latest gaffe in presidential politics — Barack Obama’s unfortunate remark about rural and small town Pennsylvanians — is an indication that the longer this campaign lasts the more likely one is to make a serious misstep. In fact, the eventual winner probably will be whoever avoids speaking last.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted her rival Barack Obama during a debate Sunday, accusing him of being “elitist” and “patronizing”.
Clinton again seized on a controversy sparked off by Obama’s comments about working class voters.
Obama, she said, was “elitist, out of touch, and frankly patronizing” for having labelled struggling working class voters “bitter.”
The outcome of the Democratic presidential primary in Pennsylvania, pitting Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama April 22, could sway undecided “super-delegates” now expected to decide who gets the party’s nod.
Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton says words don’t matter in an election campaign — unless those words provide fodder to attack an opponent and she and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain are teaming up to try and make Barack Obama pay for his "bitter" words about small-town voters.