Okay...I am sick and tired of people saying Hillary has run the negative campaign in this election!
Let's take a look at the facts, which as they say, tend to be stubborn things.
1.) July 27th, 2007:
Obama Says Clinton Is `Bush-Cheney Lite'
"I don't want Bush-Cheney lite," he told reporters yesterday. "I want a fundamental change."
Sounds pretty negative to me
2.) Michelle Obama on Good Morning America:
ROBERTS: So what if Senator Clinton defeats her husband, becoming the first woman nominee. Could you see yourself working to support the first woman nomination?
OBAMA: I'd have to think about that. I'd have to think about that, her policies, her approach, her tone.
Didn't see this one blown up in the media
3.) Jesse Jackson Jr. on MSNBC right before the South Carolina Primary
"...there were tears that melted the Granite State. And those are tears that Mrs. Clinton cried on that day, clearly moved voters. She somehow connected with those voters.
But those tears also have to be analyzed. They have to be looked at very, very carefully in light of Katrina, in light of other things that Mrs. Clinton did not cry for, particularly as we head to South Carolina where 45% of African-Americans who participate in the Democratic contest, and they see real hope in Barack Obama."
Yeah; Bill's the one who injected race into the campaign :)
4.) General McPeak speaking to a crowd (while Senator Obama stood right next to him) about a comment Bill Clinton made the day before:
McPeak, a former chief of staff of the Air Force and currently a co- chair of Obama's presidential campaign, said that sounded like McCarthy.
"I grew up, I was going to college when Joe McCarthy was accusing good Americans of being traitors, so I've had enough of it," McPeak said.
I mean, are you kidding me, comparing Bill Clinton to Joe McCarthy! That one blew my mind
5.) General Walter Stewart on an Obama Campaign conference call:
"One of the inherent duties of the president of the United States is to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day," said Gen. Walter Stewart on an Obama campaign conference call on the issue of Bosnia...Imagine the lack of moral authority she has now to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day."
Wow, the politics of hope at its finest
6.) Claire McCaskill on Barack Obama
What this man has done, Barack Obama, is, he, for the first time I think, as a black leader in America, has come to the American people not as a victim, but rather as a leader.
Just wondering what would have happened if Bill Clinton said that...
7.) McPeak again on Hillary:
The advisor, retired Gen. Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak, said in a telephone interview that Obama has "real gravitas, not artificially created, focus-grouped, poll-directed, rehearsed gravitas."
He also said Obama "doesn't go on television and have crying fits; he isn't discovering his voice at the age of 60" -- references to Clinton's much-publicized show of emotion during the New Hampshire primary campaign and her speech after winning the contest in which she declared that she had "found my voice."
Honestly, I could give you dozens of examples but I'm tired and would like to catch up on some 30 Rock.
But seriously, enough of the Hillary's been more negative drama. Barack Obama is a politician and he is not adverse to playing dirty.