Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: 'I am so proud of Obama'
Posted on 01/13/2008 12:43:18 PM PST by jdm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) Hours after Democrat Hillary Clinton was sharply critical of rival Barack Obama in an interview on NBC's Meet The Press, the New York senator struck a different tone on his candidacy in a predominantly African-American church in South Carolina.
"Probably many of us thought we would never see the day when an African-American and a woman were competing for the presidency of the United States," Clinton said at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. "I am so proud of my party I am so proud of my country and I am so proud of Sen. Barack Obama, because together we have presented our cases to the people."
"I am standing here, Senator Obama stands before you as a result of the generations of men and women who protested and picketed, faced dogs and tear gas," she continued. "Who were beaten and jailed who had night sticks crush their skulls. Some who lost their very lives. They risked their lives because they looked into the eyes of their children and saw the promise of a better future. We stand here today because of their sacrifice."
Clinton's comments followed her hour-long appearance on Meet The Press, in which she accused Obama's campaign of distorting remarks that she and her husband have made in recent days which touched off concerns among some African-American voters. Obama later rejected Clinton's complaints as "ludicrous."
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He's so clean.
A credit to his race.
Now, shut up and move to the back of the bus.
“Probably many of us thought we would never see the day when an African-American and a woman were competing for the presiden”
Why not? I think this reveals something operating subconsciously.
Moreover, last election cycle we had an african america women running.
Anyhow, it's been a setup from the 1994 Democrat Nation Convention, when I said Obama was being groomed for president or vice president.
A Hillary/Obama Hussein ticket has been the plan for several years, IMO.
Hillary, did you really mean, "...as a result of my unadulterated and arrogant ambition and quest for power."
I also cannot stomach the thought of 8 or even 4 more years of these yahoos.
Mr. Mcgovern said Obama needs to wait his turn. Its ladys first and then blacks.
Hillary... why don’t you just get over it and call Obama a “boy.” You couldn’t be any more condescending...
CNN is the public relations arm of the Clinton campaign. What shameless rump swabs.
This is fun....the black guy vs. the woman guy.
I'm sorry Hillary, but you're competing for the Democratic Party nomination for Presidential candidate.
Clinton can only win by losing SC to Obama.
If she beats up on Obama in S.C. she will be viewed by the black community as insensitive towards blacks and that message will be carried on to Super Tuesday.
If she loses S.C. to Obama she can congratulate him, say what a great guy he is and go into Super Tuesday and win the nomination.
Hillary is working to lose in SC.
..."you know what I be talkin' about, girlfriend?!"
Will Moses Obama lead his people out of Pharaoh Hillary’s plantation of subservient bondage and into the promised land of independent self-reliance?
Isn't this the truth. She and her campaign are getting away with racial innuendos which would spell the abrupt end of any Republican candidacy.
Oh Black Barama is the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy.
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