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Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama: Clinton "deeply flawed" nominee

In the kind of attack that Obama has tried to stay away from, but is now completely necessary, his campaign today stated today, according to CNN, that "the New York senator is a dishonest politician who has consistently misled voters."

Clinton is going on the offensive, using the Wright controversy to try and tell Superdelegates that they should overturn the primary results and vote for her because she's more "electable" than Obama.

She's going even further and saying that if the Michigan and Florida results don't get counted you'll have to question the legitimacy of Obama's nomination. Granting her that Michigan and Florida should've been counted in the first place, now how are you going to fix it? If you hold another vote, what do you do with Democrats who voted in the Republican primary because they knew the Democratic results wouldn't count? Do they get a shot in the re-vote? Do the votes of the people who sent in early ballots still count even though Obama's name wasn't on the Michigan ballot and he didn't campaign in Florida?

These are the rules that Hillary agreed to play by when she signed on for the primary and agreed to abide by the DNC's rules. It just demonstrates even further what the Obama campaign has been a long time coming in saying: she will say and do whatever it takes to get elected.

More from CNN:

"Referencing a new Gallup Poll suggesting 53 percent of Americans don't view Clinton as trustworthy, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said Clinton would be a 'deeply flawed nominee,' and suggested it would be 'nearly impossible' for her to win a general election.

'She is not seen as trustworthy by the American people,' Plouffe said. 'She has consistently in this campaign engaged in political calculation to mislead voters….It will nearly be impossible to win a general election if more than half the electorate thinks you're untrustworthy.

'If Sen. Clinton wants to have a discussion about electability and vetting, we're happy to have it,' Plouffe also said. 'She would be a deeply flawed nominee. There are character issues here that will cause us real problems in the fall."

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