“I think she’s very good,” Clinton said, praising Palin on Ryan Seacrest’s Los Angeles-based radio show Friday morning. “It’s amazing: she’s been thrust into the national spotlight with very little preparation and I think that, all things considered, you saw a very composed and effective debater last night.”
Praise for Palin’s debate performance aside, Clinton reiterated her support for her former Democratic rivals during the morning radio interview and said “the real issue is who is better for America.”
I still think she’s voting for McCain/Palin.
I’m assuming this was supposed to come out after the election. Watch it before it’s yanked:
Might be somewhat reassuring – he’s supposed to be an idiot, right?
Good. I was praying that the Loose Cannon would emerge:
“Not really, she didn’t,” Clinton said in response to a question from host Barbara Walters about whether Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. wanted to join her one-time opponent on the Democratic ticket.
“The American people, for good and sufficient reasons, admire him,” Clinton said of McCain. “He’s given something in life the rest of us can’t match.”
When asked about Palin attracting Hillary voters, Bill says [video]:
We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender… Hillary never begrudged, for example, any African-Americans supporting Barack Obama and said, ‘Look I want my kids to know that they can grow up to be president and be whatever they wanted to be,’ So, you can’t tell someone else that the ground on which they make voting decision is irrational.”
Via Ben Smith:
A reader and assiduous radio listener in Colorado sends over word of Obama’s latest, unannounced radio ad buy.
This one addresses Obama’s support of stem cell research, and says McCain has stood in the way of progress on stem cell research.
In fact, McCain has generally been a supporter of stem cell research, though it’s a complicated issue, and hard to address without the details of the ad, which I don’t have.
While Ben doesn’t have the actual radio ad, here’s a quick profile on the subject provided to you by Pew:
McCain opposes embryonic stem cell research that uses cloned human embryos. In 2006 he supported a trio of U.S. Senate bills designed to increase federal funding for adult stem cell research, ban the creation of embryos for research and offer federal support for research using embryos slated for destruction by fertility clinics. In 2007, in what he described as “a very agonizing and tough decision,” he voted to allow research using human embryos left over from fertility treatments.
Watch the video. When I initially watched it, I thought they were going to take an even number of statements and call it a draw for the sake of neutrality, but as it turns out, one of these candidates has mislead the public more than the other.
This seems like one of those ads that are going to make the Sunday talk shows.
Color me shocked (Political Punch via HotAir):
“When I was warning about the danger ahead on Wall Street months ago because of the lack of oversight, Senator McCain was telling the Wall Street Journal — and I quote — ‘I’m always for less regulation,'”Obama said in Espanola, NM, yesterday.
But as the Post points out, (as we have before), the full quotation from McCain’s March interview with the Wall Street Journal includes McCain’s assertion:
“But I am aware of the view that there is a need for government oversight. I think we found this in the subprime lending crisis — that there are people that game the system and if not outright broke the law, they certainly engaged in unethical conduct which made this problem worse. So I do believe that there is role for oversight.”
The Post says when it comes to regulation of the financial markets, “McCain’s record is more in keeping with his current rhetoric. In the aftermath of the Enron collapse and other accounting scandals, he was a leader, with Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), in pushing to require that companies treat stock options granted to employees as expenses on their balance sheets…
A politician with great foresight that reaches across the aisle to work for Americans or one that just talks about it? What… a… tough… choice?