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Clinton Releases Tough New Anti-Obama Ad in Pa.

As reported by The Post's Anne E. Kornblut in The Trail:

PHILADELPHIA -- Keeping up her pounding on Sen. Barack Obama for his "bitter" remark a week ago, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally launched an ad off the event -- and it is arguably her toughest so far in the campaign.

The 30-second spot, running here in Pennsylvania, features her supporters describing their unease over a comment that has become the focal point (this week, anyway) of the Democratic race.

Read more of Anne Kornblut's report in The Trail >>

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 15, 2008; 12:16 AM ET Hillary Rodham Clinton
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wheres all the outrage when clinton misspeaks /lies. What "O" said was the truth, get over it. YOU pundits need to move on. Wheres the beef.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:12 PM


"McCain Echoes Clinton Attacks" it says. Interesting piece of camaraderie by two "regular/loyal Americans" (as described by Bill Clinton). It is noteworthy how much they are in agreement as they gang up on Barack Obama, the leading Democratic candidate. After all, isn't that what Republicans are supposed to do? (She's not a Republican....well, she sures sounds like one to me.)

I particularly loved reading that Dan Rooney, legendary owner of the many-time world champion Pittsburgh Steelers has endorsed Obama. And, I read with delight:

Rep. Mike Doyle (D), an undecided superdelegate who represents Pittsburgh and surrounding towns in the Monongahela Valley, said yesterday that he was not particularly troubled by Obama's comments.

"I don't disagree with a lot of what he said. My dad was a mill worker. My grandfather was a steel mill worker, and when the steel industry collapsed, nobody's family was hurt more than mine," Doyle said. "It's not inaccurate to say a lot of politicians have come through these towns, made a lot of promises and failed to deliver. I thought he was spot-on when he said how people feel."

He added that Obama's unexpected endorsement yesterday by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney "carries a hell of a lot more weight than the blowup over his comments about small-town residents."

Well, my day was made, already. But, then, it got even better;

Rep. David E. Price, an uncommitted Democrat from North Carolina, which holds its primary May 6, said his frustrations are with Clinton, for the potential damage she has inflicted.

"Senator Obama could have chosen better words, but it seems to me that he's stating the obvious," Price said. "People are feeling a great deal of economic stress, anxiety, and there is a certain amount of anger out there. . . . I think it's most unfortunate that opponents simply pounce, particularly opponents in his own party."

To me, these statements and events indicate that, though Hillary Clinton is trying to throw the kitchen sink at Barack Obama, she missed the mark again. By the way, has she no "positives" about her or her husband that she can tout? Why she gotta always be throwing something...

Just some comments from an ol small town (Savannah, GA) Republican supporting a Democrat for President....I ain't bitter at all...

Henry T. Wilfong Jr., MBA, CPA
President, National Association of Small Disadvantaged Businesses

Former Appointee of Governor and President Ronald Reagan
Member, Bush-Cheney Transition Team-Small Business Advisory Group
Co-Chair, Obama Unity Committee/Black Republicans for Obama

Posted by: HENRY T. WILFONG JR | April 15, 2008 3:13 PM

April 15, 2008
Obama was at Rezko house for party, witness testifies
Posted: 07:50 AM ET
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - In a moment sure to irritate the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, the senator's name came up again in the trial of his one-time fund-raiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko. The testimony put Obama at Rezko's house for a party whose guest of honor was someone Obama has said he can't recall ever meeting.

Rezko is charged with influence-peddling and shakedowns in connection with Illinois state government. Obama is not charged with any wrongdoing.

Monday, as morning testimony was nearing the lunch break, Rezko's defense attorney, Joseph J. Duffy, was still plowing through his seventh day of cross-examining the government's star witness, Stuart Levine. Duffy, who has been methodically trying to establish instances in which Levine has lied to the government, asked Levine about a party held at Rezko's house in honor of an Iraqi-British businessman Nadhmi Auchi, who has been convicted of fraud in France -- where he is appealing his sentence -- and is suspected of doing business with Saddam Hussein when Hussein was ruling Iraq.

Duffy's questioning got into the area of top Illinois government officials being at the party, which took place on April 3, 2004.

"Mr. and Mrs. Obama were there?" Duffy asked. Levine answered yes. Duffy didn't ask again about the Obamas.

Ben Labolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, repeated the candidate's earlier denials of knowing Auchi.

"As he has said previously, Senator Obama does not recall meeting Nadhmi Auchi at any time or on any occasion, and this includes any event that may have been held for Mr. Auchi. Senator and Mrs. Obama have no recollection of attending any such event."

To be sure, after this much cross-examination, Levine, an admitted drug user, has acknowledged several memory lapses and has, according to The Associated Press, mentioned this party without mentioning Obama.

In addition to connecting Obama to Auchi, mention of Obama's name in the Rezko trial raises another headache for the Obama campaign because it allows critics to raise a "boneheaded mistake" Obama has admitted to: the purchase of a house and nearby plot of land with Rezko, at a time when Rezko was already under the federal scrutiny that resulted in this trial.

The 2004 party came shortly after Obama's upset win in the Democratic primary for the Illinois Senate seat.


From: CNN's Nick McGurk
Filed under: Barack Obama

Posted by: melb | April 15, 2008 5:27 PM

Hillary's desperation is bringing out her immaturity; definitely NOT a Presidential quality! Her childish cat-fighting and low-life meanness is showing, like when a cuter girl steals an eighth-grader's boyfriend. What's next? Pinching and biting??

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