Politics As Usual


ph2008041302463.jpgObama Reinforcing Stereotypes, Clinton Asserts
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) asserted Sunday night that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), through his recent description of sentiments in small-town America, reinforced a stereotype of “out-of-touch” Democrats that doomed the party’s past two presidential nominees. “We had two very good men, and men of faith, run for president in 2000 and 2004. But large segments of the electorate concluded that they did not really understand or relate to or frankly respect their ways of life,” Clinton said at Messiah College, referring to former vice president Al Gore and Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.). She repeated her view that Obama had been “elitist . . . and, frankly, patronizing.” (Continue Reading…)

Obama goes on offensive against Clinton
After a weekend of playing defense about his “bitter” comments, Sen. Barack Obama went on offense Monday against his Democratic rival and the presumptive Republican nominee. Obama mocked Sen. Hillary Clinton for throwing back a shot of whiskey in front of TV crews over the weekend and said she must think she’s “doing me a favor” by attacking him and toughening him up for a fall race against Republican Sen. John McCain. (Continue Reading…)

DNC sues to block McCain spending
The Democratic Party on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Elections Commission seeking to force the group to investigate whether Sen. John McCain has violated federal spending limits for his primary campaign. (Continue Reading…)


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