The White House criticized Clinton for this ad which began airing yesterday in Iowa, calling it "outrageous."
It's about time Clinton took off the gloves and started acting like a Presidential candidate, instead of a Presidential 'hopeful'. In politics, you aren't trying hard enough if your opponent isn't whining about low blows, etc.
I am really glad to see Clinton start slugging... whether she ends up being the Democratic nominee or not, we need to stop attacking each other and formulate a solid offensive, and keep it up through election day. Huzzah!
White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino:
"As to the merits of it, I think it's outrageous. This is a president who, first and foremost, has helped millions of seniors across the country have access to prescription drugs at a much lower cost," Perino said. "As to whether or not our troops are invisible to this president, I think that is absurd and that it is unconscionable that a member of Congress would say such a thing."[...]
Clinton said the Bush administration "is working for Americans with incomes at the very top."
"Americans work harder than anyone else in the world, yet we're not getting rewarded," she said. "We're seeing a growing gap between the haves and have-nots that threatens the backbone of our country, the middle class that built our country."
And what we need is a Democratic candidate who will fight for Americans, not sit around and hope that things will get better.
A national election is won each and every day. We need to win more days than we lose in order to emerge on top in November, 2008.
Mark yesterday as a win for the Democrats.
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