April 9th, 2008
02:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton: I have different attitude than my husband

 Clinton campaigned in Pittsburgh Wednesday.
Clinton campaigned in Pittsburgh Wednesday.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she has long disagreed with her husband on issues of free trade.

"I have a long record of being on a different attitude toward trade than my husband does," she said in Pittsburgh. "I don't think any married couple I know agrees on everything. And we disagree on this."

Bill Clinton has indicated in the past he supports free trade with Colombia. The New York senator is now sharply critical of the measure and said she will work to see it is not authorized by Congress.

Asked Wednesday if she had talked about this issue with her husband, she said "we talk about everything."

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  1. Scott

    Brilliant. Let's them have it every which way. Nobody will know what a 3rd Clinton Administration would do on trade. Just the way they like it because then they can be everything to everyone.

    April 9, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. Chris from San Antonio

    She had absolutely no idea her cheif campaign strategist went to Columbia, in the middle of one of the most important primaries of her candidacy. Honest.

    April 9, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. MP-Pennsylvania

    Thats what Obama is saying. He has different attitude about America than his pastor.
    Hillary supporters, I hope now tghis will open your eyes.

    Thanks

    April 9, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. Vig

    As Chelsea has already informed us, her mother will make the better President than her father. Kids know their parents.

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Jack

    yeah you do , Hillary! Be proud of it!

    Elizabeth Edwards endorsed your healthcare plan today!! That's a great start for NC!!

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. HRC, it's over babe

    Simple....let's put you to the test. Oops! what test? I don't need to be reminded that you lie a lot.
    Does anyone still believe this woman? Such ppl as believe in her need their heads examined for Billwinsky fatique.

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. MP-Pennsylvania

    IF you talk everything how come that you claimed you didnt know that bill is lobbying for Dubai port deal???

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. LifeLongDemocrat

    Hillary is her own person. She will make a great president!

    Those of you who cannot see an Clinton/Obama ticket listen up: historically there has been animus between various candidates but they still end up on the ticket. Needs to be that way in order to create the "big tent" that the Democrats want to have. Only way Obama would get my vote is is Hillary or a surrogate such as Ed Rendell would be on the ticket.

    P.S. In looking at some of the comments on other blogs, Obama does NOT have the nomination and he will not without superdelegates so don't count your chickens before they hatch!

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. A. Harrison

    Right on HILLARY!

    You are one person, BILL is another, please get it through your heads America!

    A real leader, with real solutions, HILLARY 2008!

    April 9, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. RT

    If her campaign is any indication of how her administration will be run, we are in for some dark times ahead. You are against this trade deal but all of your top advisors are for it? Will this be what your cabinet is like? And don't think that Bill is going to be a major player behind the scenes if she gets elected. Who is actually running in this campaing?

    April 9, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  11. Lee WV

    As soon as Obama officially gets the nomination she will have a miraculous change of heart and agree on free trade.Maybe she is just shell-shocked from sniper-fire.

    April 9, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. Dem w an attitude

    There is one value they share in common- they are both PROVEN LIARS!

    I could care less about who Bill "is" or isn't having "sexual relations" with.

    But they've been lying abot their support for the Iraq war, their support of NAFTA, her experience, and countless other issues important to Americans.

    She will never win in November.

    April 9, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  13. Michael

    Everyone affiliated with the White House during the Clinton administration, including people who oppossed them, had clearly hat Hillary harbored ill feelings towards NAFTA and other free trade agreements, this is no secret. But it does show how quickly Obama is willing to abandon his message of a "new kind of politics."

    Why doesn't the press focus on statements like the one in 2007 where he stated that he supported the free trade agreement with Peru... and actually voted on it?

    The man's campaign is not as clean and honest as Obama supporters would like you to think it is.

    April 9, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Minnesota Real

    This should quiet the critics about who will be in charge in the White House when Hillary is president.

    She's definitely her own woman.

    April 9, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. Stacy Clarks,

    right--> not buying it!

    OBAMA 08!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. yael

    This is why the "Billary" slam is not only inappropriate and demeaning, but also unjust. Hillary is brilliant as an American leader on her own, in her own right. To discount his experience is foolish, to imagine it discounts Hillary's indepedent thinking is absurd.

    April 9, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. Falconnetti

    Boy those Clintons sure have a slick game going! Bill gets money from the South American countries saying he supports free trade agreements, Hillary gets votes from uninformed citizens saying that she opposes it. Can it get any better? Unbelievable.

    April 9, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. PA for Obama, because Clinton not truthful

    Hillary Clinton is correct she have a different attitude that her husband.

    1). She accept him having an Affair white she's in the house.

    2). She lies straight to our faces without batting an eye.

    3) Peter Paul case is active.

    4) Her former Pastor is a child Molester sentence for 7 years

    5) She is for NAFTA and the Coulumbia Free Trade and can be trusted.

    April 9, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. Tim

    She'll do or say anything to be in the White House...America is tired of the Clintons. How do people not see through her?

    April 9, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. William - North Carolina

    "Clinton: I have different attitude than my husband."

    Then why send him all over the world campaigning for her? They both lie, spin and change roles so often how does one know what to believe from this duo?

    What I do know is, I don't want either of them ever again in the White House.

    April 9, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. Counting Down

    Joint Income! He was paid around $800,000 by Colombia and I sure bet she didn't mind that money. Can you reject and denounce the money fro Colombia that you share with your spouse? Does Hillary disagree with her husband on certain things or just the things that are popular in the polls?

    April 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  22. Geof

    Hey CNN, why don't you give us more details? For example, tell us about Clinton's husband recieving $800 000 from Columbian government in 2005 for promoting their free trade with US and what former president promised them – which is all over the Columbian press at that time? He is even more involved in Columbia -gate than M.Penn…

    Geof

    April 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. voter

    Bill and Mark Penn have their own agenda. Hillary is a pawn in their game.

    April 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. Derrick

    Hillary will win, no doubt about it.

    I just hope the Obama supporters can handle the truth about this. They should have a pretty good idea by now that this WILL HAPPEN.

    It is okay Obamabots, just start realizing this now rather than later. It will help!

    Hillary for President.... NO ONE ELSE!

    April 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Ted

    I'm sure this has nothing to do with Hillary's efforts to distance herself from past positions to get votes in Pennsylvania :-). And when do we get to see the donor list for Bill Clinton's Foundation and Library, and have some understanding of why these big donors won't exert undue influence over the Clintons?

    April 9, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
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