Why won't Clinton denounce this
by mattjfogarty, Wed Apr 23, 2008 at 10:24:40 PM EDT
I do not see another diary on this, so thought I would throw up a quick one. If someone else beat me to it and this is a repeat, I apologize.
The North Carolina Republican party is running an attack ad against Senator Obama and two North Carolina candidates for governor, Bev Purdue and Richard Moore.
The ad can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXxkctYRA ZQ
See what Olbermann and Rachel Maddow have to say about this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqvxntuF B0
Senator McCain has denounced the ad. The National Republican Party has denounced the ad.
So Why hasn't Senator Clinton denounced the ad? It is inexcusable and very telling.
It is unnaceptable that Senator Clinton not speak out against this kind of unethical attack ad. For months now her campaign had been trying to excuse their kitchen sink campaign tactics by repeating the mantra that they are only asking the questions that republicans will ask in the general election.
Many people are angry with the Clinton campaign for this thinly veiled excuse. The simple fact is that her campaign is raising these issues, keeping them alive, and desperately clinging to them when no one else is.
When the republicans are doing a better job of defending democratic candidates, and remember, this smear campaign is not just leveled at Obama but at local candidates for governor as well, something is terribly wrong. It proves that Clinton is not raising these issues because republicans will, but that she is doing so despite the fact that republicans won't.
So when any of Hillary's supporters want to know why some of us are so angry with her, this is a perfect example. She is single handedly damaging not just Senator Obama but the party as a whole.
And if super delegates want yet another reason why every metric points to Obama as the better candidate for the party as a whole, look at who is standing behind Democratic candidates across the country and who isn't. The choice is crystal clear.