Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gore and Carter want Hillary Out of the Race?

Hillary's destructive attacks on Obama are only serving to hurt party's chances at winning in the Fall. This explains why two Democratic Party icons might be looking to getting her out of the race before she does more damage. This article is from FOX:

MEGYN KELLY, CO-HOST: Well, he may have served as Bill Clinton's vice president, but according to a new report in "The Scotsman" newspaper, Al Gore wants Hillary out of the White House race. And get this, he is reportedly working in cahoots with former president Jimmy Carter to make it happen. Could this be true?

FOX News political analyst Kirsten Powers joins us now with some answers. All right, Kirsten. So this is a newspaper that's broken some real political news in the past. They broke the story of Samantha Power who worked for the Obama campaign and she got booted for calling Hillary a monster. They say they're working together. They've already, quote, "held high-level discussions about getting Hillary out."



POWERS: No. And I think — and also, they didn't really break the story. Samantha Power just happened to be talking to them when she said stuff. So it's not like you had some great sources. It's just not true. Gore's office has been trying to get this retracted.

There's just nothing to it. And even if — let's just pretend it was true, it wouldn't work. Hillary Clinton is not going to listen to Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. They don't have the zero sway over her. If she gets out of the race, when she gets out of the race, it will be because she decided to get out. And she simply will not do it because of anything Al Gore or Jimmy Carter says.

KELLY: All right. But let me ask you this, because "The Scotsman" says that a source close to Carter told the newspaper that, in fact, they are having these discussions. So they say at least one person has reported. Indeed, there's been a talk.

POWERS: Yes, well, Gore's office says there aren't and I know people ...

KELLY: But what are they ...

POWERS: No, I know people who are close to him, and I've talked to them and it is not happening. Now, I can't speak for Carter and maybe he thinks he has that kind of sway, but he doesn't. The other thing that they say and I've heard other people speculate that whoever Gore endorsed, and then all the other superdelegates would fall in line.

And this is why they might want her out. This from Americablog:
Here's what Hillary says on her campaign Web site:
Today, Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of another prominent Montana leader, Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy.... Kennedy said Sen. Obama's remarks last week at a San Francisco fundraiser solidified his support for Sen. Clinton.

Here's the truth from Kennedy today, April 15:
“I had been leaning toward Hillary for months,” Kennedy said. “I actually decided to endorse her two weeks ago.”

In other words, he decided on April 1. Obama made the bitter comments on April 6. So, she lied.

It's not just the lies, but how bad Hillary sucks at lying. The lies are amateurish.

If that were not enough of a reason. Then there are the numbers:
Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over Hillary Clinton among Democrats nationally in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking, with a 51% to 40% margin in the April 12-14 average.

Hillary Clinton's Rev. Wright Bob Johnson Pulls a Ferraro

Just when the Clinton campaign was enjoying Obama's latest gaffe, they're supporters start saying dumb things. Ok, if we've had over a week of media hype over Barack's comments it is fair to now blast the Clinton people for these race-baiting comments. Of course, none of this has anything to do with solving the serious economic crisis we're going through:

The billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television says Barack Obama would not be a leading presidential candidate if he were white and that the Illinois senator's campaign has "a hair-trigger on anything racial."

The Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site Monday that Bob Johnson, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top black supporters, was commenting on remarks previously made by Geraldine Ferraro, another Clinton supporter.

"What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called 'Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?" Johnson said. "And the answer is, probably not."

Will the press force Clinton to renounce Johnson just as they called for Obama to renounce Rev.Wright:
Obama campaign spokesman Dan Leistikow called Johnson's remarks "just one in a long line of absurd comments by Bob Johnson and other Clinton supporters who will say or do anything to get the nomination. The American people are tired of this and are ready to turn the page on these kind of attack politics."

Johnson, who owns the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, is a longtime friend of both Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton.

In January, Johnson seemed to refer to Obama's acknowledged teenage drug use while introducing Clinton at a South Carolina event. He said the Clintons "have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues -- when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won't say what he was doing, but he said it in his book -- when they have been involved."

The American people are sick of Hillary's smears. The press just loves it:
On Monday, with the Pennsylvania primary just days away, Hillary Clinton continued to hammer Barack Obama over his comments that small town Americans "cling to guns or religion" because they are "bitter."

But the audience at a forum put on by the Alliance for American Manufacturing didn't appreciate her line of attack.

"I understand my opponent came this morning and spent a lot of his time attacking me," she said at the beginning of her remarks here.

Many in the crowd responded with audible groans, and a few shouted, "No!"

Obama spoke to the same forum earlier in the morning and ribbed Clinton for doing a shot of whiskey in front of TV cameras on Saturday in Indiana.

Clinton continued, "I know that many of you, like me, were disappointed by the recent remarks he made."

This time, a louder, sustained chorus of "No!" emanated from the audience. Clinton soldiered on.

"I am well aware that at a fundraiser in San Francisco he said some things that many people in Pennsylvania and beyond Pennsylvania have found offensive," she said.

This time, a smaller smattering of jeers.

It was only when Clinton concluded her opening remarks by attacking President Bush that she received a warm round of applause.

The Clinton campaign later said the disgruntled reaction to her remarks came from Obama supporters in attendance.

Several audience members told CNN after the speech they came to the forum to hear each candidate talk about trade issues, and were not interested in the political back-and-forth of the Democratic primary race.

When Clinton focused on policy and expounded on enforcing trade agreements, creating new jobs and standing up to China, she received some hearty ovations.