<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Obama attacks McCain; Hillary attacks Obama

Friday, May 09, 2008

Obama attacks McCain; Hillary attacks Obama

Wow, this is getting interesting. In Oregon today, Obama criticized McCain's economic, health, and Iraq policies and said that McCain would continue Bush's failed priorities. Hillary, meanwhile, criticized Obama's health care plan, claiming that he is promising universal coverage to children but not adults: "How can anyone run to be the Democratic nominee and not have a universal health care plan?"

Even more interesting: When someone asked Obama if he might make Hillary his running mate, Obama said it would be presumptuous to speculate because he hadn't won the nomination yet. But then he said, "I will say that she has shown herself to be an extraordinary candidate and an extraordinary public servant. She is hardworking, she is tough, she is very smart. And so I think she would be on anybody's list, short list, of vice presidential candidates."

Hold on - it gets even more interesting. Asked if he might consider helping Clinton pay off her personal, multimillion-dollar loans to her campaign when it's all over, Obama said: "Historically, after a campaign is done and you want to unify the party, particularly when you've had a strong opponent, you want to make sure that you're putting that opponent in a strong position so that they can work to win an election in November. And so obviously I'd want to have a broad-ranging discussion with Senator Clinton about how I could make her feel good about the process and have her on the team moving forward."

So while Hillary is attacking Obama, Obama is offering to pay off her debt and make her his vice president.

Maybe the dude really is a uniter...

Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/05/09/america/Democrats.php


Blogger Nina. Or is it Norman? said...

It's interesting how the MSM fails to point out the words "mandated" and "required" when referring to Obama's plan (which would require parents to purchase health care insurance for their children) or Hillary's even more disasterous plan (requiring all citizens to purchase a plan).

This isn't universal health care. This is government intrusion. Plus neither refer to a single payer system, which is what a lot of americans (those truly suffering from the health care fiasco) want. Any plan that keeps the corrupt masses of the HELLth insurance industry in power is not good for the people.

As far as the elections and "loans" candidates take out to run, while I find the entire electoral process to be riddled with corruption, the candidates themselves should pay back that money. It sets a poor example when politicians hand out that kind of money to one another while millions of americans live in poverty. It's, well, insulting.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Nina/Norman: Yes, Obama and Clinton both should go back to the drawing board on their health care plans--but don't hold your breath. Both are offering what they consider a Congress-passable compromise, to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

As far as the campaign funds are concerned, it might make sense for Obama to "forgive" Hillary's debt IF he takes her on as VP, if only to pave a smooth road to the White House. Otherwise, we're with you. And as someone else pointed out, a lot of people who donated $ to Obama's campaign will be PO'd if he forks over any of their dough to Hillary.

10:42 AM  

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