Skip to comments.Penn: Hillary Will Mount a Commander-In-Chief Offensive
Posted on 02/20/2008 10:50:20 AM PST by kingattax
On a conference call, top strategist Mark Penn just told reporters that in the next two weeks Hillary Clinton will go after Barack Obama on the issue of who is better qualified to be commander-in-chief and Penn suggested that Clinton would be a better commander of the nation's armed forces than both Obama and John McCain. "She is the only person in this race who is both ready to be commander-in-chief and would end the Iraq war and start to bring troops home within 60 days, compared to both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain," Penn told reporters.
Later, Penn made it clear that Clinton will push the commander-in-chief issue in coming days. "The Republican nominee has extensive credibility in this area, and the Democrat is going to need to be commander-in-chief," Penn said. Obama has "relatively no experience in national security," Penn continued, an issue that "is going to be reflected in the debates that we have over the next couple of weeks."
UPDATE: Later in the call, the Clinton team was asked whether the not-qualified-to-be-commander-in-chief criticism of Obama was going too far, given that it would be used by Republicans against Obama if Obama is the Democratic nominee against John McCain. "We don't believe that he is the one who will face John McCain," Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said. "This is a legitimate question that Sen. Obama would face if he were the nominee, and it is a question that he is facing as a result of criticism from Sen. McCain now, so I think it's perfectly appropriate."
It’s gonna get ugly. Grab the popcorn!
Will she unveil her re-education and deathcamps dream??
Hiring private investigators to go after her husband’s bimbos does NOT qualify her to be CIC. Obama should pose the question “What tea party that you hosted gives you the experience to be CIC?”.
Witch looks like Bubba... lol... great graphic!!!
Re: “We don’t believe that he is the one who will face John McCain,” Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said.
Denial isn’t just a river; apparently, it’s now a campaign strategy.
I love this.
However, what possible argument are they using to back up the assertion that Hillary is qualified to be commander-in-chief?
She has been ugly for decades.
hitlery’s camp believes that throwing lamps and ashtrays at bubba counts as her military experience.
Neither of them is qualified.
So let me get the straight. The best commander-in-chief is the one who surrenders and runs away?
As much as I can’t stand the guy, she is really stepping in it here. She does know he is ex-military, right?
I was in the Army during Clinton’s reign! He cut everything he could, to include the size of the Military.
He was simply the worst thing for the Military!
Retired Sergeant Major 5th Special Forces!
Does anyone see the irony of Ms. Cankles having to resort to a Republican campaign strategy? Is she gonna trot out some video of Obama riding around in a tank?
This is truly a sign of desperation. Her campaign is unraveling before our eyes, like a cheap suit. Obama is rolling over her and she is powerless to stop it.
Probably her eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
I can’t argue the point. She *is* more qualified than Obama to be CIC because he is completely unqualified.
Thank you for your service to our country.
God help our country. I only know who NOT to vote for. This is the worst Presidential election in my lifetime.