From Hillary Clinton.
“I think that since we now know Sen. (John) McCain will be the nominee for the Republican Party, national security will be front and center in this election. We all know that. And I think it’s imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold,” the New York senator told reporters crowded into an infant’s bedroom-sized hotel conference room in Washington.
“I believe that I’ve done that. Certainly, Sen. McCain has done that and you’ll have to ask Sen. Obama with respect to his candidacy,” she said.
Calling McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee a good friend and a “distinguished man with a great history of service to our country,” Clinton said, “Both of us will be on that stage having crossed that threshold. That is a critical criterion for the next Democratic nominee to deal with.”
This whole “experience” thing is maddening to me. I just think it’s amazing that Hillary can claim with a straight face that she has anywhere near the experience of John McCain. She’s been a U.S. Senator for 7 years. Ok, maybe there’s some real time there. But, let’s look past that. She was the wife of a president for 8 years. The wife of a state governor for 12 years. An amateur trader/investor for 2 years. The wife of a state attorney general for 2 years. A lawyer for a few years.
Contrast this with John McCain. He’s been a U.S. Senator for 21 years. A U.S. Congressman for 4 years. A businessman for 2.5 years. He was in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, including 5.5 years as a POW.
Seems to me Hillary’s spent most of her life being a wife. And how successful has that been? Let’s ask Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, or Marilyn Jo Jenkins. I’m sure they all have quite an opinion as to how great a wife Hillary has been.
If Obama has any brains at all, he’ll immediately pull a full court press on Hillary’s proclamation of equal experience with John McCain. It’s a farce.
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