Obama camp reaches out to Hillary for support

Word today that Hillary Clinton is set to become a McCain “attack dog” while leaving Palin out of the criticism, for the most part. Stories circulating how the Obama campaign has continued to request Hillary’s presence on the campaign now more than ever.

Story from Politico:

Hillary Rodham Clinton has no intention of becoming a Sarah Palin attack dog — but has no qualms going after John McCain, people close to the former first lady say.

“She’s not the answer when it comes to winning conservative women — she never was — and we’re not going to be anybody’s attack dog against Sarah Palin,” said a Clinton insider. “To be fair to Obama’s people, they haven’t asked us to do that.”

Slamming Palin to win back women already hostile to Obama is pointless, the insider said, because Clinton’s most loyal base is working-class voters, not women in particular. “Attacking Palin is checkers, attacking McCain on the economy is chess.”

Clinton will continue to yoke McCain and Palin to President Bush on pocketbook issues. But sources say that Clinton, who supports abortion rights, isn’t likely to criticize the Alaska governor for her anti-abortion stance. She may, however, question Palin’s record on equal-pay issues.

The Obama campaign, alarmed by Palin’s instant popularity, has given Clinton’s staff a proposed fall campaign schedule in economically distressed battleground states — including Ohio and Pennsylvania — where she did well during the primaries, according to people familiar with the situation.

The former first lady, who is due to appear at an Obama event in Florida on Monday, hasn’t gotten back to them yet. When she does, she’s likely to add a few stops of her own — fundraisers, including at least one in Texas to help her repay more than $20 million in debt incurred during the primary.

“They probably don’t want her in Texas, but, hey, that’s where the money is, so that’s where she’s going to go,” said a source familiar with travel planning.

The loser in this scenario seems to be Joe Biden who has become somewhat of a burden for the Obama campaign, with regard to Palin’s success, than an asset. Not that Biden has become old news, not in the least, but more so that the Obama campaign is continuing to tap Hillary Clinton as a means to draw in women voters.

Seems to me everyone was assuming McCain would choose either Romney or Pawlenty which wouldn’t give him the gender advantage. However, since the Palin choice, it seems that the Obama camp is revising it’s strategy.

More to come as it develops…

  • Todd

    I’m throwing a flag on this one.

    after days of allowing the liberal mass to attack McCain for thinking politically and picking a woman, Obama is now doing the same. Hillary is once again showing her true colors also. I now know what Obama paid for when he took care of Hillary’s debts.

  • JP

    It’s kinda funny how Obama bashes McCain for “running him to the ground” when he does the same. Obama is just a sore loser that really needs to tough it up, its politics.

    Also, the democrats are just afraid of Palin and are doing everything they can from gossip to whatever to bash her as with McCain. They just can’t handle the steam and like they say Obama, if you can’t handle the heat, stay out of the White House!

  • JP: the gossip and smearing has come from both side, Republicans can’t take the high road on this one.

    Apparently Sarah Palin was the biggest name to be searched on the internet this past week, more than Obama, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears combined (seems she’s become the celebrity McCain was bashing Obama for becoming) because nobody knew who she was. So it’s swings and roundabouts.

    If Obama wants Hillary’s supporters then it might not be a bad idea to offer her a high profile job (Foreign Secretary perhaps) in his administration and make it public. To be completely honest and after a couple of weeks thinking about it, Biden would’ve made a better choice as Foreign Secretary rather than VP.

  • Todd

    Dang Pudding now you support Obama for doing the same exact thing you slammed MaCain for.

  • I’m as fickle as the next person Todd when it comes to politics…LOL 😉

  • Dreadsen


    I saw Biden at a press conference with Women supporters and they were angry that he wasn’t attacking Palin.

    Another thing. I don’t know if you have seen some of the bogus claims for sexism. The men are getting really scared now that this card is being pulled all the time. So they are hiding behind women. When they had men on larry king live and the sexism card was pulled they made sure the next time they had a panel full of democratic women.
    This is similar to fox when they dig up these black guys who support their views of black people. They know if white guy makes those claims they will be called racist. Even if there was nothing racist implied. So they get a black guy to do it.

  • Todd


    I was talking about Obama’s allies saying Mac just picked Palin because she is a woman. Well that is what Obama is doing now He is calling on Hillary because he needs to impress upon folks that he is allied with a woman.

  • Women voters are going to be as important, if not more so than they were in 2004. I think Obama made a personal choice in picking Biden, McCain made a political one with Palin that could see him get the votes he needs and into the Whitehouse.

  • Dreadsen


    It’s not to impress people. Everyone knows Hilary supports him. And Hilary has already gone on the campaign trail a few times before the convention already. Hilary also said she was going to work just as hard for Obama as she did for herself. They had this Florida rally planned long time ago.
    But they are calling on two other female governors too. the one from Kansas has already stepped out. The women will be more effective because it steers them around the sexism attack and it will also assist in them getting women if there are any who are on the fence. If you can get a lot of women to speak out against a woman it is much stronger than a man doing so.
    Almost everything I see with Palin is Obama all over again but with only 60 days left.

  • Rayven

    Say guys ,anyone know why Sarah Palin isn’t giving interviews. It’s been over a week and know interviews. What gives?


    Same old GOP mind tricks .

    Hillary is 1000 times the woman that neoCON nut job.


    She is all attack and no substance. How is that putting of America first.Is that all neoCON got ? Americans is in trouble.

  • Todd

    I don’t think there is one republican that some of you won’t call a nut job.

    The lady has been in the public eye for 1 week. you have seen her speak twice and you have determined she is a nut job.

    Keep setting the example guys you are saying things you have no way of knowing and you show yourselves for what you are, partisan with no compromise

    review these post guys see who goes to the name calling.

    Dreadsen you and I both know that Hillary isn’t fro Obama. She sat for how long before she endorsed him and even then she demanded money and a roll call vote. So don’t get to excited about Hillary supporting Obama because it has been anything but vigorous.

  • Cheers Rayven.

    So Sarah Palin hasn’t been telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? well there’s a surprise…LOL

    Gotta love Joe and he’s pretty much spot on. In 2004 they couldn’t find much wrong with Kerry so they started to character assassinate him to divert people from the real issues, same thing’s happening all over again.

  • Todd

    By the way saying Obama picked Biden because it was a personal choice is totally ignoring the fact Obama had to have someone to counter act the no foreign experience problem. But you guys only see sunshine when it comes to Obama, he gets a pass from you when he does the exact same thing McCain does, even when he does it first

  • Todd, seeing her speak twice is two times too many. OK it isn’t, but I couldn’t resist that line…LOL I think people would better judge her when/if she does some interviews.

    There’s a lot of Republicans that are nut jobs. That said, I watched some of McCain’s speech at the convention and saw the code pink wacko’s.

    So can we agree that some Republicans are nutjobs and some Democrats are wacko’s?

  • Todd

    “they started to character assassinate him to divert people from the real issues, same thing’s happening all over again”

    what are you guys doing ?

    You ask stupid questions like
    can she be VP with a family ?

    Did you know her daughter is pregnant ?

    80 % of the people she represents approve of her job and you totally dismiss it.

  • Is that 80% the 80% that want Alaska to be free from the US?
    http://www.akip.org/conv08.html Seems Sarah Palin was a part of the fringe Independence party http://lonesomemongoose.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/palin-was-member-of-fringe-alaskan-independence-party/

    Must be a comforting thought having an American VP pick who didn’t want to have much to do with America at one time.

  • Dreadsen

    Todd and nzpudding

    you all are funny! all these nut job names going around. O.S. is usually the one who throws out the nut job names.
    Nice to see we have bipartisan nut job assigners on this site.


    What roll call vote are you talking about?
    The one in the convention that she had aborted to further show her support? ( not proof that she meant it but it was symbolic)

    Also McCain’s campaign is the one who released the information about the daughter being pregnant. Which was smart because it was going to leak out anyway and if it was found out by the press later on the possible negative effect could be too close to the general election.


    Speaking of John Kerry here is a video that shows a comparison of Fox’s character assassination of Kerry being used on Obama


    Notice how they kept trying to give the impression that Kerry is French or liked by the French. Kerry is liked by North Korea. Or how Kerry is an elitist which is what they tried to paint on Obama in the video. Lucky for them McCain made the huge mistake of not knowing how many houses because now they can use THAT to paint him as an elitist.

  • They try the same bullshit misinformation smear tactics crap every time. If the Dems tried to make out McCain was in league with the Viet Cong because he lived in Vietnam for 5 years, I’m sure all hell would break loose.

    Who was that moron who wanted French Fries renamed Freedom Fries? what a dolt he was.

    There’s some quite good videos here Dreadsen http://therealmccain.com

  • Rayven

    Todd, just so you know I don’t like what they plan to do. She is pro-life,which means she wants to tell others what they do with there bodies.They have all ready said they want to imbalance the supreme court by picking pro-life judges(litmus test).She don’t believe in sex ed. only abstinence(which means she send kid in the world uninformed). A prime example of what happens as a results of that thought process.Her attacks do not prove that she can handle the job.How truthful are they being?


    Why aren’t they talking about what they are going to do?


    As for as I am concerned they have the same platforms they always did,accept when they borrow barrack’s. Change yeah right.I think they lie to much.Just like neoCON nutjobs.Ready to abuse their power and reorganize the middle east.

  • Isadora Castillejos

    What a nerve the Obama camp has! After phasing out Hilary from the VP post here they are begging for Hilary’s presence in their camp? Get real Obama camp! Let Palin kill the Obama camp softly with her smile!

  • Dreadsen

    I repeat Hilary Clinton already had this planned loooong time before Palin was even announced. This rally in Florida she was supposed to be attacking McCain and trying to convince more of her old supporters. Now the game may have changed with this Palin announcement but this rally was not a reaction to Palin.