Monday, March 3, 2008

Clinton Obama Battling Hard in Ohio, Texas

Hillary Clinton recently stated that Senator Barack Obama is incapable of handling an early-morning foreign policy crisis. While campaigning in Ohio, Obama stated that his rival is getting "a little desperate".

"I think she has got a little desperate toward the end of this campaign," Obama told ABC News. "[She] has been a lot more aggressive in her negative attacks."

The comment about not being able to handle an early morning crisis came in response to an ad issued by Hillary Clinton in Texas. The ad portrays children asleep in their beds, and the narrator says, "It’s 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?”

Obama's camp came right back, stating that Hillary Clinton's "red phone moment" came when she voted to authorize the war in Iraq. They also stated in response to the ad that the person who answers the phone should have had the "judgment and courage to oppose the Iraq war from the start."

"As I've pointed out, we've actually had a pretty significant moment in the last several years, that called people's judgment into question," said Obama. "And that was the war in Iraq."

Hillary Clinton, who worked to regain black votes by attending the State of the Black Union Conference last week, defended her ad.

"I think it's a contrast that needed to be sharpened, because this is a big decision for people," she said. "And I want people to have as much information as possible as they make these decisions. So I think we are helping to get out the differences and raise some issues that are important."

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