This video is supposed to embarrass the Obama campaign, but before you drink the kool-aid (believe the lie), it must be noted that this is NOT the complete interview. (It’s attached below). However, this is the level to which apparently Clinton’s campaign is willing to stoop to tarnish the image of Barack Obama. The way I see it, Hillary Clinton is 60 years old (looks good for her age, I know). She probably feels like she must win now, because running a campaign at 68 years old is probably something she doesn’t want to have to consider. She will probably go as far (even farther) as she must to win. If she doesn’t, then millions of women might get their wish as she will probably divorce Bill Clinton for ruining her life and causing her to put on hold her ambitions that were in the end never fulfilled. Regardless, this race will get uglier as April approaches. The question is, how many people will drink the kool-aid without getting all the facts and how will Obama counter?
The complete interview as reported by The New York Times on March 6, 2008:
Mr. Carlson: So Hillary Clinton runs this ad, the famous red phone ad, that says when the phone rings at 3 o’clock in the morning, you know, who do you trust to make those snap decisions that could hold all of our lives in the balance? And the Obama campaign, I thought very wisely, came back and said, name one that you — you know name a situation where you’ve judged a foreign policy crisis, and she couldn’t.
I’m going to ask the same question to you. Where has — Barack Obama been in a position where he has to make those kinds of decisions?
Ms. Rice: He hasn’t and he hasn’t claimed that he’s been in a position to have to answer the phone at 3 o’clock in the morning in a crisis situation. That’s the difference between the two of them. Hillary Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at 3 o’clock in the morning. And yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready. They’re both not ready to have that 3:00 a.m. phone call.
The question is and what Barack Obama raised is, when that phone call is received for each of them for the first time, who’s going to make the right judgment? Who is going to make the right decision?
On the critical foreign policy issues of the day, whether it was a decision to go to war in Iraq or the decision to give President Bush the benefit of the doubt and beat the drums of war with Iran, Hillary Clinton has made the same wrong judgment as John McCain and George W. Bush. Barack Obama has made a very different judgment.
So neither one of them, and nor John McCain for that matter, have had that 3 o’clock phone call that others have had. And I think we have to be honest about that.]