Obama Takes Clinton to Task
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
No doubt aware of his need to snap into clearer focus as a candidate after months of relatively hazy public performances, Barack Obama issued a sharp critique of rival Hillary Clinton following Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Philadelphia.
AP via My Way News:
Obama complained that during Tuesday night’s debate Clinton didn’t provide clear answers on a number of occasions.
“After the most secretive administration in memory, an administration that consistently misled the American people, we need a president who is going to be open and forthright,” Obama said. “I think last night’s debate really exposed this fault line. Senator Clinton left us wondering where she stood on every single hard question from Iran to Social Security to drivers’ licenses for undocumented workers.”
Obama said he was especially concerned by Clinton’s response when asked if she would release her papers from her years as first lady.
“Her big answer on whether she would release the papers from her White House years was particularly troubling because she is running on her record as first lady as much as on her record as a senator,” he said. “How can people fully judge that record if the documents from those years remain locked away?”
AP photo / Rusty Kennedy
Gloves off: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell stands between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at Tuesday’s debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia.