Monday, January 14, 2008

Clinton and Obama in bare knuckle fight.

Bob Johnson's- ugly remark that Obama was "doing something in the neighborhood" at a time when Clinton and her husband Bill were working on civil rights issues has brought the Democratic campaign to a new low. This remark was a thinly disguised reference to drug use by Obama in his youth. Johnson made this remark in the presence of Hillary Clinton. The fact that she failed to disassociate herself from these remarks is another Clinton misjudgement. She stands condemned. As far as Hillary is concerned the gloves are off and the end justifies the means. Does Hillary approve of the statement? Johnson spent the day campaigning with Clinton, and also compared Obama's persona to that of the actor Sidney Poitier in the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Bill Clintons remark in New Hampshire - “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairytale I’ve ever seen”- has continued to dog Hillary’s campaign. He also referred to Barack Obama as a kid. This was an obnoxious put down. Is not Obama a United States senator? Hillary Clinton’s remarks in relation to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr are viewed in some African American circles as bordering on racism. Obama supporters believe that the Clintons have injected racism into the campaign. The majority of African American voters in South Carolina may now swing in behind Obama.

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