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Penn: Hillary Will Mount a Commander-In-Chief Offensive
National Review Online ^ | February 20, 2008 | Byron York

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."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; clintonmachine; democratparty; elections; hillary; obama
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1 posted on 02/20/2008 10:50:23 AM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

It’s gonna get ugly. Grab the popcorn!


2 posted on 02/20/2008 10:51:36 AM PST by gunservative
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To: kingattax

Will she unveil her re-education and deathcamps dream??


3 posted on 02/20/2008 10:51:50 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: kingattax
Clinton would be a better commander of the nation's armed forces than ... John McCain

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

4 posted on 02/20/2008 10:52:21 AM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: kingattax

5 posted on 02/20/2008 10:52:53 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: kingattax
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 to prove it, she will have daily crying sessions.
6 posted on 02/20/2008 10:53:56 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: kingattax

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?”.


7 posted on 02/20/2008 10:54:12 AM PST by LetsRok
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To: Always Right

Witch looks like Bubba... lol... great graphic!!!


8 posted on 02/20/2008 10:54:24 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: kingattax

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.


9 posted on 02/20/2008 10:54:55 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: kingattax

I love this.

However, what possible argument are they using to back up the assertion that Hillary is qualified to be commander-in-chief?


10 posted on 02/20/2008 10:54:59 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: gunservative

She has been ugly for decades.


11 posted on 02/20/2008 10:55:46 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: krb

hitlery’s camp believes that throwing lamps and ashtrays at bubba counts as her military experience.


12 posted on 02/20/2008 10:56:23 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: 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....

Neither of them is qualified.

13 posted on 02/20/2008 10:57:00 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: kingattax
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.

So let me get the straight. The best commander-in-chief is the one who surrenders and runs away?

14 posted on 02/20/2008 10:57:18 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (McCain '08)
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To: krb

As much as I can’t stand the guy, she is really stepping in it here. She does know he is ex-military, right?


15 posted on 02/20/2008 10:57:46 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: kingattax

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!


16 posted on 02/20/2008 10:57:54 AM PST by Halo-JM
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To: Jedidah
That she “loathes” the Military. And DEMANDED that they have a plan for surrender in Iraq. Thats it....that all I can come up with.
17 posted on 02/20/2008 10:58:15 AM PST by allmendream ("A Lyger is pretty much my favorite animal."NapoleonD)
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To: kingattax

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.


18 posted on 02/20/2008 10:59:11 AM PST by henkster (Go to the local welfare office or BMV to see what government health care will be like.)
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To: Jedidah

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.


19 posted on 02/20/2008 10:59:39 AM PST by freespirited (The worst Republican is far preferable to the best Democrat.)
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To: Halo-JM

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.


20 posted on 02/20/2008 10:59:47 AM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: kingattax

Hillary’s surrender plan is superior to Barry’s?


21 posted on 02/20/2008 11:00:14 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: kingattax

I sure hope she makes the case she would be better Commander in Cheif for our armed forces than John McCain.

I mean, you can’t ask for anything better.

This is like Rosie O’ Donnel starting a campaign to establish she would be the best Ms. America candidate.


22 posted on 02/20/2008 11:00:35 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: krb

Even I have to laugh at that statement. She couldn’t command a maid to change the kitty litter.


23 posted on 02/20/2008 11:00:43 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Jedidah

She won the Battle of Waco.


24 posted on 02/20/2008 11:01:03 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

CALLING ON ALL REPUBLICANS IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS

Last night Hillery said she was “ready to defeat the Republicans” I say we have a rare opportunity to take her on directly, and take her out.

The state of Texas has open voting. We should all tell/plead/beg our friends and family in Texas to “pimp” ourselves out for one day. Vote Obama and sweep that woman into the dust bin of history.

Here’s our chance republicans - why do you hesitate?

Like it or not, Maverick is our horse. His nomination is sure. Lets use our vote wisely on March 4th and end
this once and for all.

She wants to take on the Republicans huh? I say we should meet her on the battle field of Texas and give her exactly what she wants - a royal butt whipping. I just hope she dont cry again.


25 posted on 02/20/2008 11:01:43 AM PST by Colt_45cal
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To: henkster

Yes, the good thing is that in order to attack each other the dems have to use some republican arguments against each other. But as you see best CIC quickly morphes into “I can lose that war in 90 days” vs “I can lose that war in 60 days”.


26 posted on 02/20/2008 11:02:04 AM PST by Williams
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To: kingattax

CIC? Hell, she can’t even muster a battle group against the Hope & Change Platitude Prophet...........


27 posted on 02/20/2008 11:02:28 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: kingattax

Hillary as commander-in-chief is offensive.


28 posted on 02/20/2008 11:02:33 AM PST by vastrightwing
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To: samadams2000
Will she unveil her re-education and deathcamps dream??

Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!

29 posted on 02/20/2008 11:02:41 AM PST by Wil H
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To: kingattax
Hillary Will Mount a Commander-In-Chief

Watch out Bush!

30 posted on 02/20/2008 11:03:20 AM PST by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: theDentist
She couldn’t command a maid to change the kitty litter.

Maybe that's why she got rid of Sox the cat. The cat that was supposedly a member of the Clinton household. The one she and Bill used as another prop when they thought they needed to show some humanity. What kind of Beast gets rid of a family pet?

31 posted on 02/20/2008 11:03:30 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: kingattax
If Hillary brings the troops home in 60 days, she signs the death warrants of 10’s of thousands or Iraqi’s who have been loyal to the US. The repercussion of such action will be generations of mis-trust when ever the US says they want to be involved.
32 posted on 02/20/2008 11:04:00 AM PST by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

she really is going to fight until the end. It’s not just personal. An obama win represents the repudiation of the 8 year clinton record and the moderate DLC approach. They don’t want democrats to go back to carter. Ironically, he also puts a knife in her dream of universal health care.


33 posted on 02/20/2008 11:04:07 AM PST by ari-freedom (Never a dude like this one! Obama's got a plan to stick it to The Man!)
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To: kingattax

It ain’t so funny when you consider that she is the only person in the race that the military actually hates. She couldn’t get them to follow her on a bet. Notice that she doesn’t go to their bases any more. In fact does Obama?


34 posted on 02/20/2008 11:04:54 AM PST by RC2
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To: kingattax

Obama quite obviously is not qualified to manage our military, much less our global foreign policy.


35 posted on 02/20/2008 11:05:03 AM PST by Williams
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To: MaxMax

LOL!


36 posted on 02/20/2008 11:06:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: dashing doofus

I like animals a lot more than most people I have met. I think they way people treat animals says so much about them. How can she throw out a cat? It is just a cat. It is not like she actually took care of it. I’m sure Consuela fed it and changed the litter.


37 posted on 02/20/2008 11:06:17 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Why doesn’t someone ask Evita how many and which Military/Ex-Military personnel were part of her ‘husband’s’ 2 glorious administrations (those would be the two administrations where Evita herself had such a non-stop, first-rate and hands-on education of the Presidential leadership experience she so often claims) Ask her THAT!!!
38 posted on 02/20/2008 11:07:10 AM PST by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: kingattax

39 posted on 02/20/2008 11:07:16 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Williams

I have 2 sons in the marines.

All this talk about not supporting McCain and leaving our country in the hands of Obama or Clinton -just to prove a political point- really makes me nervous.

Freepers...if for nothing else, vote McCain for the troops!


40 posted on 02/20/2008 11:07:56 AM PST by Tulane
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To: kingattax

Shrillary knows how to stamp her foot, shriek and cackle, throw lamps and ashtrays, and then cry when she doesn’t get her way.

Yes, she’s obviously ideally suited to be CinC. /s


41 posted on 02/20/2008 11:12:05 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: kingattax
suggested that Clinton would be a better commander of the nation's armed forces than both Obama and John McCain.

Why don't we let the military decide this one...
42 posted on 02/20/2008 11:12:18 AM PST by dba.adabas
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To: xtinct
Is it better with Hillary's face?


43 posted on 02/20/2008 11:12:49 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: kingattax
"[she] would end the Iraq war and start to bring troops home within 60 days"

OOOooo got that little qualifier in there...

44 posted on 02/20/2008 11:13:09 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: goodwithagun

Yeah, I’m sure that’s right. Like everything about Hillary and the Klintoons, her professed love of Sox was all a ruse to humanize her. Sox was simply a prop, to be used, and discarded when no longer necessary.

Their dog gets hit and killed by a car, the cat is given away... The sleaze doesn’t stop with humans.


45 posted on 02/20/2008 11:14:43 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: kingattax
After the way she treated our men in uniform as first lady she has a lot of nerve suggesting they would prefer her!!
My son is waiting to reenlist until he knows she will NOT be the CIC!!
46 posted on 02/20/2008 11:15:47 AM PST by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: kingattax
"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,"

I heard the theme song to Wonder Woman playing in the background.

Obama has "relatively no experience in national security,"

And Clinton's experience is exactly what? Her talking on the phone to poor Chelsea as daughter jogged around the falling WTC towers on 9-11-01 and stopped just long enough to phone mommie and complain that Bush's tax cuts caused the towers' collapse?
47 posted on 02/20/2008 11:16:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Enchante
Yes, she’s obviously ideally suited to be CinC.SinK

...fixed :)
48 posted on 02/20/2008 11:16:13 AM PST by dba.adabas
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To: dashing doofus

Using her own logic, couldn’t we compare her to Michael Vick?


49 posted on 02/20/2008 11:16:36 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: vastrightwing

“Hillary as commander-in-chief is offensive.”

I can relate to her as commander-in-thief though.


50 posted on 02/20/2008 11:17:59 AM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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