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Bill, Barack and political potshots
Posted by: McQ on Monday, January 21, 2008

It gets sweeter and sweeter:
With former President Bill Clinton standing not 20 feet in front of her, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin took what appeared to be a political shot at the former president's comments about Barack Obama's candidacy.

Speaking at the 40th annual MLK commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Franklin said the country is on the "cusp of turning the impossible into reality. Yes this is reality, not fantasy or fairy tales."
Then there's Obama personally firing a few rounds at Bill himself:
“You know the former president, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling,” Obama told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview taped Sunday and set to air Monday. “He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts — whether it's about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas. This has become a habit, and one of the things that we're gonna have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate.”
And to think, we have the South Carolina Democratic debate tonight.

Could you ask for a better buildup?

Fireworks or frost? Broadsides or barricades? Reconciliation or rock throwing?

Why watch other reality shows when you have this one available?
 
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"He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts
No sh*t? Bill Clinton lying?? REALLY!??!?!

Way to wake up Barack....

 
Written By: shark
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Both Obama and Hillary Clinton are walking very narrow paths.

Clinton runs the risk of alienating a large percentage of Black voters if her campaign is perceived as going too far in its attacks on Obama. Blacks make up about 1/5 of the Democrat voter base, so it would be a very bad thing if a large number of them stayed home.

Obama runs the risk of looking like a whiner if he grouses too much about Bill. And if he keeps grousing, he could be the agent that causes a large number of Black voters to stay home come November.

I’m wondering whether Obama will try to legerage this into a VP nod.
 
Written By: Steverino
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I think Obama has a much broader path. I don’t hear him "grousing", I think his direct criticism of Bill’s behavior (naming Clinton directly) will be viewed as bold. I can’t wait to see Bill "lose it" over this like he did with that Chris Wallace last year.
 
Written By: Tim
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I think he’s headed right in directly confronting it.
None of this pussy footing around.
Refreshing, and entertaining, all at once.

Should leave the C2’s wondering how to handle it.
 
Written By: looker
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Clinton falling asleep during the commeration:
http://hotair.com/archives/2008/01/21/video-bill-clinton-drops-off-to-sleep-during-mlk-commemoration/
 
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