I don’t know how you give a speech that’s supposed to promote a candidate, but turn it into a diatribe about media coverage and your campaign manager, but Bill Clinton allegedly did it. Naturally, I don’t know the context, as CNN managed not to talk about who he was addressing or where he was. But Clinton touched on media unfairness (towards him), Mark Penn’s hurt feelings and dirty campaign tricks from the Obama camp (mostly again about Bill Clinton). I’m sure there was other stuff said that CNN left out. After all, no matter how long Bill Clinton speaks, I’m positive it wasn’t all about him.
He did make one clear point, that everyone should be aware of:
“And you took that speech you’re now running on off your Web site in 2004. And there’s no difference in your voting record and Hillary’s ever since.”
What everyone Obama supporters who slam Clinton and Clinton supporters who slam Obama, needs to know is that their votes in the Senate are the same. Neither of them have taken strong leadership roles in the Senate (they’re both junior Senators) and they vote the same way even abstaining from the same votes. On paper, they’re practically the same, except for Sen. Obama does in fact seem to have more experience.
And if I hear one more Hillary supporter pointing to the fact that Michelle Obama sat on the board of a Wal-Mart supplier, I’m going to scream. Sen. Clinton herself sat on the board of Wal-Mart and they manage to overlook that fact.