January 2nd, 2008
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Moore criticizes Clinton in Caucus eve message

Moore has a message for Democrats on caucus eve.

Moore has a message for Democrats on caucus eve.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Filmmaker Michael Moore weighed in on the Democratic presidential race on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, issuing no official endorsements but sharply criticizing Hillary Clinton.

In a message on his Web site Wednesday, Moore said her inauguration would be a "thrilling sight," but said "nothing has disappointed me more than the disastrous, premeditated vote by Sen. Hillary Clinton to send us to war in Iraq - Do you want a president who is so easily misled?"

The Michigan native has long had complicated emotions with regard to the former first lady - his first book contained a chapter titled "My Forbidden Love for Hillary." He also said Wednesday he was unhappy with her for not agreeing to speak with him for a Rolling Stone article earlier this year.

In his message, Moore said Dennis Kucinich shared his views on most issues, "(although the UFO that picked ME up would only take me as far as Kalamazoo).

"But let's not waste time talking about Dennis. Even he is resigned to losing," said Moore.

He said that "Sen. Obama has a big heart, and that heart is in the right place," but questioned his electability, adding that "He's such a feel-good kinda guy, I get the sense that, if elected, the Republicans will eat him for breakfast."

He had special praise for John Edwards and his anti-corporate rhetoric.

"It's hard to get past the hair, isn't it? But once you do - and recently I have chosen to try - you find a man who is out to take on the wealthy and powerful who have made life so miserable for so many."

But the notoriously disgruntled Democrat expressed pessimism over his party's general election chances. "[W]e know that the Democrats are experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and if there's a way to blow this election, they will find it and do it with gusto."

– CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand

soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. Steve, Canada

    Hey FAIR TAX, who won the war of 1812? :)

    January 3, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. Mildred Kish

    We really need a president who will stand up for working people. I am afraid that Mrs. Clinton will not be that person. She has yet to say that she is sorry she voted for the war.

    January 3, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Len, Fallbrook, CA

    "you find a man who is out to take on the wealthy and powerful who have made life so miserable for so many"

    You mean our elected royalty from both Parties in DC?

    January 3, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Ajay Jain, Dallas, USA

    Michael Moore, you may hate him, you may love him, it does not matter, is doing what our government should be doing – bringing attention to an issue that needs to be addressed. Reform will not work! Kill the system and start over.

    Huckabee is of course dirt-ignorant, and I suppose an all-too-easy ad hominem attack is the best he can manage in “speaking” of our grave health care concerns.

    And if he’s unaware, has anyone informed Huckabee: there are quite a lot of skinny patients with heart disease, diabetes and the like, out there!

    Go Hillary 08 http://www.hillaryis44.com/ http://facts.hillaryhub.com/

    January 3, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Charlottenoel, Rainier, Oregon.

    Listen closely.... Ladies & Gentlemen Welcome our President of this United States of America! John Edwards... Woohoo!!! Time for some MUSIC I just wanna "CELEBRATE CELEBRATE" Michael Buble' "JUST IN TIME" Tony Bennett & Diana Krall "THE BEST IS YET TO COME" Emilio's "THERE'LL BE NO MORE CRYING"

    We can't forget our dedication to Ex El Presidente Bush... Temptations "SUPERSTAR" (remember how you got where you are) ...Emilio's "No Es El Fin Del Mundo" Just for you George W. Bush the Dixie Chicks "THERE'S YOUR TROUBLE" My personal favorite "HIT THE ROAD JACK"

    Rock On Michael!

    January 3, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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