Hillary Clinton and her campaign have come up with a new laugh line…
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused rival Sen. Barack Obama and his allies of trying to stop people from voting as some of his backers have called on her to drop out of the presidential race.
The Obama campaign rejected the charge, dismissing Clinton’s criticism as “completely laughable.”
In a series of television interviews in states holding upcoming contests, Clinton vowed to press on with her campaign and suggested Obama and his supporters wanted to keep those states from playing a role in selecting the party’s presidential nominee.
“My take on it is a lot of Senator Obama’s supporters want to end this race because they don’t want people to keep voting,” she told CBS affiliate KTVQ in Billings, Mont. “That’s just the opposite of what I believe. We want people to vote. I want the people of Montana to vote, don’t you?”
I hope people aren’t falling for this line of bull. “You should vote for me because I am the only one who wants you to have a vote.”
Actually, Mrs. Clinton, a lot of Senator Obama’s supports want to end this race because they want to get on with the business of handing John McCain and the Republicans the humiliating defeat in November they have earned and so richly deserve.
Responding to Clinton, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said: “That is completely laughable from a campaign that thought the race would be over on February 5. We have encouraged our supporters to do no such thing and Senator Obama was very clear he supports her carrying on in this race.”
Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Obama called the continuing primary battle “a struggle” but said he believed it was a good process that would strengthen the party in the long run.
“It is a healthy thing that so many people are passionate,” Obama said in Johnstown. “I think it is great that Senator Clinton’s supporters are as passionate about her as my supporters are about me… I think that is making this historic race that much more compelling.”
Besides, voters in the remaining states are still going to vote regardless of whether or not Hillary Clinton is still actively campaigning. I voted in the Texas Democratic primary in March of 2004 even though it was clear long before that John Kerry would be the Democratic nominee in that year’s general election.
Does Hillary Clinton think before she speaks?
(I used to like Hillary Clinton. Really, I did. But the way she has run her campaign this year has just about blown any remaining respect I have for her completely out of the water.)