Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Obama Asks Clinton What She has to Hide

Barack Obama's team has gone on the offensive. Hillary Clinton has, to this point, refused to release her tax returns. Obama's camp argues that there may be something more sinister behind the reason that Senator Clinton is not willing to allow the American public to see her financial situation.

"In the face of her unwillingness to release her tax returns, Hillary Clinton has made the false case in this campaign that she is more electable because she has been fully vetted," stated a memo issued by the Obama team. "When it comes to her personal finances, Senator Clinton’s refusal to release her taxes returns denies the media and the American people the opportunity to even begin that process."

Members of the Obama team have claimed the Hillary Clinton has a record of being secretive when dealing with the public. Clinton has said that she will only release her tax returns if she captures the Democratic nomination.

"Over 20 years of the Clintons' tax returns are in the public domain," said Howard Wolfson, Mrs. Clinton's communications director. "Their tax returns since they left the White House will be made available on or around April 15. This information will be in addition to 15 years of uninterrupted public financial disclosure reports."

"Instead of making false attacks, we urge Senator Obama to release all relevant financial and other information related to indicted political fixer Tony Rezko," Wolfson said.

Obama has also pushed Mrs. Clinton to release her tax returns after it was revealed that she loaned her own campaign $5 million dollars. Obama released his 2006 returns last April.

"I think the American people deserve to know where you get your income from," he said. "I've disclosed my income tax returns. I think we set the bar in terms of transparency and disclosure that has been a consistent theme of my campaign and my career in politics.”


Anonymous said...

Nice try, but Obama and his supporters are showing your rookie mistakes here.

You missed the issue raised by the 3 A.M. ad and the questions regarding your readiness to handle a crisis as Commander in Chief.

Worrying about tax returns being opened to the public does not deal with your readiness to handle a crisis as Commander in Chief. You did this same argument 3/4 weeks ago.

Go back to the drawing board and get specific results in your 20 year history that shows you are ready to handle FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The judgment argument did not work in OH and TX primaries. White Men gave the nod to Clinton instead of you.

Rather you like it or not, you are perceived as a SOFTY b/c of your lack of experience. It is working and with you talking about Clinton tax returns which really mean nothing, you are not addressing your strenghts that can minimize your weaknesses.

This argument especially since you stated at the debate in Ohio that you had never chaired a subcommitte meeting Afghanistan is STICKING TO YOU.

Israel just had a crisis with 7 students killed and 35 wounded. That is why this issue is important and it seems to be working.

Go back to the drawing board.

Anonymous said...

Kinda looks like Obama is doing the hiding now! True colors are now showing up and he is a loser!