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Clinton Says She Must Counterattack
WRAL.com ^ | January 25, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/25/2008 6:21:13 AM PST by NCDragon

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she must respond in kind to attacks from rival Barack Obama even though she'd rather keep the race for the Democratic presidential nomination focused on their differences on public policy issues.

"I try not to attack first, but I have to defend myself - I do have to counterpunch," Clinton told NBC's "Today Show."

"I took a lot of incoming fire for many, many months and I was happy to absorb it because obviously, you know, I felt that was part of my responsibility. But toward the end of a campaign you have to set the record straight," the New York senator said.

Clinton, Obama and their campaigns have exchanged increasingly hard-hitting jabs in recent days over race, his relationship with a Chicago developer, her vote on the Iraq war, and other issues. Clinton stopped airing a South Carolina radio ad critical of Obama on Thursday and Obama took down his radio response in an attempt to cool the angry public spat.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; clinton; crushclinton; democratparty; elections; geereally; hillary; hillaryclinton; obama
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1 posted on 01/25/2008 6:21:14 AM PST by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

“I try not to attack first, but I have to defend myself - I do have to counterpunch,” Clinton told NBC’s “Today Show.”

Barf alert?!?!?!


2 posted on 01/25/2008 6:21:47 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: NCDragon
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It shows up in more places than TouristGuy,
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3 posted on 01/25/2008 6:23:38 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: NCDragon

Once again the Clintons practice the politics of personal destruction while pretending to be the victim.


4 posted on 01/25/2008 6:24:51 AM PST by detective
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Can't somebody in the MSM at least utter the words "politics of personal destruction"?

Oh, yeah, I forgot, it's the MSM.

5 posted on 01/25/2008 6:26:03 AM PST by Proud_texan (Stop global whining)
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To: NCDragon
Don't get down in the mud with the toons.

Everyone gets dirty, but the toons like it.

6 posted on 01/25/2008 6:27:27 AM PST by libs_kma (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: NCDragon
How do you attack a Liberal to separate him from his base? The bigger a screwball he is the more they identify with him.

She better start inventing nice things to say about him.

7 posted on 01/25/2008 6:28:40 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Hunter's endorsement makes Huckabee the last credible candidate on FR)
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To: NCDragon

Gee. Does this mean she’s going to do some of that awful negative campaigning that the MSM is always telling us “the public has had enough of?”


8 posted on 01/25/2008 6:29:53 AM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: detective

Wretched curs.


9 posted on 01/25/2008 6:30:27 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They’re both friggin’ liberals to the extreme. I hope they knock each other out. 50 million babies is 50 million too many.


10 posted on 01/25/2008 6:30:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: NCDragon

I saw her say that, and I marveled at how the Clintons can attack others viciously at length, then claim they must respond as if the other side just started something.

Hillary is seriously mental.


11 posted on 01/25/2008 6:32:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: NCDragon

She is having a gatling gun mounted on her broom. Baaarack better watch out.


12 posted on 01/25/2008 6:35:03 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
She better start inventing nice things to say about him.

Well she's already trying to warp Obama's admission that Reagan changed America into claiming that Obama must have a hidden shrine to Reagan in his basement and might actually be a closet Republican.

13 posted on 01/25/2008 6:35:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: NCDragon

One cankle to rule them all and find them,
Another cankle, in the darkness blinds them.


14 posted on 01/25/2008 6:39:49 AM PST by tumblindice (It's the language of Whoredor, FRodo, which I shall not utter here.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Her and her husband are sociopaths. They deserve each other.


15 posted on 01/25/2008 6:40:44 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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The usual girl thing "He hit me first!"

Same cr** she pulled on Lazio.

16 posted on 01/25/2008 6:43:04 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: massgopguy

But WE don’t deserve either one of them.


17 posted on 01/25/2008 6:57:34 AM PST by Mygirlsmom ({sigh}Romneyiguess)
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To: massgopguy
Her and her husband are sociopaths. They deserve each other.

Exactly.

18 posted on 01/25/2008 7:02:41 AM PST by PGalt
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To: NCDragon

How many free appearances to promote herself has she gotten on the Today show, and other Liberal “news” shows? It is campaigning with free airtime, and she does not appear to want to appear on a FoxNews show to be asked other-than-softball questions?


19 posted on 01/25/2008 7:04:53 AM PST by traditional1
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To: Sacajaweau

The usual girl thing “He hit me first!”

Same cr** she pulled on Lazio.

Yes. However, that Lazio event was a big gasp moment. My hope is the public gets used to Evita having to shoulder criticism instead of getting away with “how dare you!” Then she can be criticized real good.


20 posted on 01/25/2008 7:06:11 AM PST by boocoowell
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