Sunday, April 13, 2008

Clinton: 'Not relevant' last time I went to church, fired gun

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) – "After a weekend spent making direct appeals to gun owners and church goers, Hillary Clinton said Sunday a query about the last time she fired a gun or attended church services "is not a relevant question in this debate” over Barack Obama’s recent comments on small town Americans.

“We can answer that some other time,” Clinton said at a press conference held in a working class neighborhood here. “This is about what people feel is being said about them. I went to church on Easter. I mean, so?”

Clinton described the furor surrounding Obama’s remarks as “about how people look at the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party leadership.”

“We have been working very hard to make it clear that we have millions of Democrats who are church going and gun-owning,” she said. “And we are tired of having Republicans, or frankly our own Democrats, give any ammunition to Republicans because what happens then is Republicans take advantage of the situation.”

The question should have been, "Mrs. Clinton, what kind of gun do you own?", as well as "What is the name of your pastor?"

Her inability to get specific on ANYTHING is a weakness that McCain will focus upon, but because it is also Obama's weakness his people shy away from the tough queries as well. Ask the woman the simplest of questions, and because she doesn't lead anything close to the life of the average voter, she finds it impossible to answer, even if she's the one who brought it up to begin with.

Harping on an Obama flub should be something to shy away from when your name is Clinton because the Obama family and the Clintons are two peas in a pod.

She's a manufactured "real person", plain and simple. Neither she nor Barry can sway independents when it comes down to the nitty gritty, but at least he can say that 99% of a certain racial group is in his back pocket.

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