Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clinton Plays the "bin Laden" Card Against Obama

Hillary Clinton is the first candidate from either side of the aisle to pull out the Osama bin Laden card, as her new ad, "Kitchen," uses images of both Pearl Harbor and bin Laden to play the fear card that the GOP generally likes to play. Here's the transcript:

Narrator: “It’s the toughest job in the world. You need to be ready for anything, especially now with two wars, oil prices skyrocketing and an economy in crisis. Harry Truman said it best: ‘If you can’t stand the heat. get out of the kitchen.’ Who do you think has what it takes?”

Hillary Clinton: “I’m Hillary Clinton, and I approved this message.”

The good thing is we got to see how Obama will react to these challenges over his experience.

Watch the video:


The immediate reply was via an Obama ad:
Narrator: “Who has what it takes to really bring change, to finally take on the special interests, not take their money? Who made the right judgment about opposing the war and had the courage and character to speak honestly about it? And who, in times of challenge, will unite us, not use fear and calculation to divide us?”

Barack Obama: “We are one people. All of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes. All of us defending the United States of America. I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.”
Watch the video:

While I am not surprised to see these sorts of fear tactics, I didn't expect the Demos to be using them against each other.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama has been playing dirty politics ever since his run for the Senate. I say Hillary should pull out all the stops whether or not the Democratic National Committee likes her tactics. She especially needs to attack Obama with facts on his allegiance to special interests (especially oil companies). Contributions to his campaign are proof that he is a liar - Hillary needs to bite back with the truth. It won't make a difference to the Nintendo generation but - who cares - she doesn't need them. Mature, intelligent voters will listen and take notice.

Harvey Edwards said...

Hey anonymous said...
or should I say hey Bill. Hillary wouldn't know the truth if it bit her. And you shouldnt say "Mature, Intelligent Voters will listen and take notice" well you may be right. They will take notice that she would say anything to take up where you left off in destoying this republic.

Mickey said...

It's true, the dems are fighting each other rather viciously, but this is a good thing! Once this is over the people will know exactly where their candidate stands. All the dirt will have already been dug up.

I only hope the voters won't shift away from the democratic party and vote for grandpa McCain, just because their favorite candidate lost against the other. I'd hate to see Clinton's voters vote for McCain if she lost - or vice versa. Obama AND Clinton are both qualified to run the country and both of them are a thousand times better that McCain.