Barack whined all day yesterday, following the lead of his handlers at MoveOn.org and DailyKos as they whined incessantly about the unfair (gufaw) treatment of BabyObama during the ABC Debate Wednesday night.
Today, Clinton weighed in with a full can of whoop ass.
ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Hillary Clinton says the White House is no place for wimps.
Stepping up her criticism of her rival's performance in ABC News' primetime debate on Wednesday, Clinton, D-N.Y., told the FOX affiliate in Philadelphia, "I know he spent all day yesterday complaining about the hard questions he was asked. Being asked tough questions in a debate is nothing like the pressures you face inside the White House. In fact, when the going gets tough, you just can't walk away because we're going to have some very tough decisions that we have to make."
When pressed, Clinton continued the criticism, adding, "When the going gets tough you can't run away. And it's going to be tough going to deal with these hard problems; getting out of Iraq in the right way, turning the economy around, getting universal health care, ending our dependence on foreign oil. The special interests are going to be a lot tougher than 90 minutes of questions from two journalists and we need a president who is going to be up there fighting everyday for the American people and not complain about how much pressure there is, and how hard the questions are."
I predicted yesterday that BabyBarack is likely to avoid another nationally televised embarrassment by wimping out further and declining any more debates with Clinton, and I think that likelihood is increasing each day, although I also predicted that BabyBarack wouldn't drop that bomb until after the Pennsylvania primary next Tuesday.
Obama has not yet committed to a proposed April 27 debate in Raleigh. Clinton has said she is willing to debate in North Carolina.
"Can I say that I've been through, what 23 of these debates?" Clinton told FOX on Friday. "And as I recall, I was asked some pretty tough questions in nearly every one of them. That goes with the territory, having been inside the White House, I know the pressures inside the White House, I know how hard it is every single day."
Contrary to the report above, Obama had agreed to a debate in North Carolina. Now he'll claim he's just too busy via (CBS/AP, April 4, 2008).
On Thursday, the Clinton campaign accepted that invitation. As of Friday morning, the Obama campaign still had not responded to the letter.
Obama had previously agreed to debate his rival on April 19 in North Carolina.
North Carolina holds its primary on May 6.
"We had proposed a debate in North Carolina before the 22nd of April," said Obama spokesman Dan Leistikow. "Apparently, the Clinton folks vetoed that. We haven't made a decision whether the later date fits into our schedule."
Worth repeating (h/t Jim Addison, Wizbang Politics):
SNL Debate Parody, February 23, 2008
SNL Debate Parody, March 1, 2008
BabyBarack had a free ride for twenty debates, and when the questioning got tough once he squeals like a stuck pig. Absolutely incredible.
If the phone rings at 3 a.m. in the Obama White House I hope Barack's wet nurse answers it.
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