Thursday, February 28, 2008

Does Hillary Prefer McCain To Obama?

You would think that by the end of the primary season, the Democratic candidates would come together in order to fight back against the Republican attack machine. Why on earth you would want to feed your opponent to that machine borders on extreme maliciousness. When you compare issues and policies, Senator Clinton is much closer to Senator Obama than she is to McCain. Yet for some reason, even though her inevitability is leading up to a loss against Obama, she is still trying to slash his tires as he drives towards November and the general election.

From ABC News:

The Hillary Clinton campaign pushed to reporters today stories about Barack Obama and his ties to former members of a radical domestic terrorist group -- but did not note that as president, Clinton's husband pardoned more than a dozen convicted violent radicals, including a member of the same group mentioned in the Obama stories.

"Wonder what the Republicans will do with this issue," mused Clinton spokesman Phil Singer in one e-mail to the media, containing a New York Sun article reporting a $200 contribution from William Ayers, a founding member of the Weather Underground, to Obama in 2001. (Obama's ties to the radical group first surfaced last week in a Bloomberg News article.)

In a separate e-mail, Singer forwarded an article from reporting on a 1995 event at a private home that brought Obama together with Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, another former member of the radical group.

Hillary likes to count the years in the White House as her own, so she better be ready to accept responsibility on that one. Of course it doesn't really matter though. Her campaign is over and next Wednesday after Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island vote should make it official. So why continue these attacks? Why give this ammunition to McCain and Co? What is the point to this madness?