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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama Claps Back

Clinton tells Obama: 'Shame on you'; Obama fires back

(CNN) -- A visibly angry Sen. Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at Sen. Barack Obama over campaign literature that she said he knows is "blatantly false," while Obama called her outburst "tactical."

Clinton jabbed the air with her hands as she told a crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio, that two Obama mailings spread lies about her positions on universal health care and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

"Shame on you, Barack Obama," she said.

Polls show Clinton and Obama are in statistical dead heats in delegate-rich Ohio and Texas, which both hold votes March 4.

With Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland nodding in agreement behind her, Clinton accused Obama of emulating the tactics of Karl Rove, President Bush's former political director who is reviled by Democrats.

Obama "is continuing to send false and discredited mailings with information that is not true to the voters of Ohio," Clinton said. Video Watch Clinton demand a 'real campaign' »

One mailing says her health care proposal would force everyone to buy health insurance, regardless of ability to pay, a charge Clinton vehemently denied.

Here's the video in case CNN takes a while to load:

Obama denied Clinton's assertions that the literature was false.

"There's nothing in that mailing that is inaccurate," he said, adding that he was puzzled by the sudden scrutiny since the mailers had been around for days, if not weeks.

"We have been subject to constant attack from the Clinton campaign, except for when we were down 20 points. And that was true in Iowa. It was true in South Carolina. It was true in Wisconsin, and it is true now," Obama said.

He described Clinton's anger as "tactical" and defended his campaign.

"The notion that somehow we're engaging in nefarious tactics I think is pretty hard to swallow." Video Watch Obama respond »

Here's the video of Barack's response in case CNN takes a while to load:

Clinton challenged Obama to "meet me in Ohio, and let's have a debate about your tactics and your behavior in this campaign."


:-/ = Child please. The nerve of her to cry over dirty tactics. Hillary needs to check herself cuz she pulled off one hell of a ruthless campaign.

He came at her with her own words and she's letting him see her sweat. I love it! :-D


Daedalus said...

Why would Obama go and hang out with a bunch of people who dismissed him earlier? Second, with the complaining about how "if your black, nothing is possible cause of the man foolishess" that sometimes occurs at that forum, Barak is kind of contrary to "the cause" or "the struggle" or whatever they call it these days.

Anonymiss said...

I just noticed that you responded to the wrong post.