April 9th, 2008
02:15 PM ET
10 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. Tamika

    First and Foremost she needs to understand that the American people are not fools(as she was quoted in 95 during a loud "private" conversation).. does she actuallu expect us to believe that her presidency wont in reality be a co-presidency? That he would not have an effect on policies during her term? pahleese!! give us more credit..that wasnt the stance you took before, or the time before that, flip-flopping at every opportunity that presents itself to her. Be honest here.. do you actually want me to believe that Bill wasnt looking for a 3rd term though you Hill?Is she coming or is she going?

    April 9, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Honestlady

    So...Rev Wright would not have been her pastor as she stated but she decided to keep Bill? Hmmmm....

    April 9, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. jimmy velman

    look at yourself in the mirror, ZIA . You will then see two of you
    and say the same thing you said about the Clintons.

    April 9, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Chris

    Clintons are Liars and their pants are on fire now. Quit Now and come back in 8 years.

    April 9, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Jacqueline Samms

    Here she goes again! Didn't the business between the Clinton's and the Chinese net her and Bill some of the $109 Million Dollars they made?

    April 9, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. Noel Bynum, Winston Salem, NC

    Good for Hillary! We are fighting for you here in NC

    April 9, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. kathleen

    Hillary, Hold on to your scarf!!!!! Are you trying to say that Bill did
    Nafta all by Himself. And Bill tried hard to make the Columbian
    deal a reality. Do they pay you and Bill too? You knew in ADVANCE
    about PENN, right? Oh, that is why you did not fire Penn!!!! They
    paid Penn $300,000 Hillary. Do you get a kickback? Pretty soon
    your new nickname will be "Bonnie and Clyde.!!!!!!!!!!!
    Donations to your own Foundation, would essentially make it less painful to "give". And you say you care about the uninsured, poor, and
    less fortunate??????? No, not really!!! Right!!

    April 9, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Just curious

    Clintons made many millions by promoting free trade agreement with Columbia. I just do not see why Hillary is against it, now.
    Plus Bill is still campaigning, while Mark Penn has been demoted.
    Too confusing.

    April 9, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. Geez...

    Dave in Texas...you hit the nail on the head! I can't count the number of times I have not supported the same viewpoint as my spouse, children, parents, friends. It doesn't mean we don't love, respect or trust each other. Who says that DNA has to be that agreeable?

    April 9, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. mdg

    Will foreign governments like Columbia nd Dubai really know who's making the policy decisions: Bill or Hill?

    Does America really want this kind of a third term from The Clintons?

    April 9, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. lies, lies, lies

    can you say "CONFLICT OF INTEREST"? Because that is what we have here. While Hillary doesn't support free trade with colombia she profits heavily from her husbands ties to the country.

    Let's move on, folks

    April 9, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. Sisters for Hillary

    Fire your husband Hillary. He's been more problematic than helpful. Fire him, fire Penn, fire all the campaign advisors who are men. Men are vile, disgusting pigs.
    Hillary '08

    April 9, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. Debbie,NJ

    ProudIndependent very well put. "I don't think any married couple agrees on everything" she says. This isn't a couple disagreement. This is a national issue. Bill's willing to give away American jobs while he sits home and gets fat. How can you promote unity in the White house with the dem party when you can't promote it in your campaign and in your own house. This is one of the many "disagreements" they will have if she becomes President. Hillary strength as some of you see it is nothing but greed for power and selfishness. She will divide her home, the party and the country to get what she wants.

    April 9, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. Aaron G. West - Jackson, Mississippi

    Wow ................... This Lady is a BIG ..................... "JOKE" ....!!!!

    This Lady is really a cold cold piece of work!

    What ever she has to say she'll say it if it means getting ahead in this election amid her "TAKE NO PRISONERS" attitude! ................... & what's really so funny is OLDER WHITE ladies & the BLUE COLLAR communities in states like OHIO & PA are REALLY FALLING for what ever she say's.

    This is our great Democracy .................. The" United States of America" home of the FREE! .................... They have the right to support their candidate of choice thats why I'm with OBAMA therefor I'm expressing my FREEDOM of choice as well!


    GO "OBAMA"....!

    April 9, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  15. Caryn, DC

    Yeah...Bill knew how to run a winning campaign and you don't.

    April 9, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  16. Mrs. America

    In all fairness, we should know where Michelle Obama stands on all of the issues–if she agrees with Barack on everything. She's the spouse, just like Bill.

    April 9, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Daniel from Kansas




    April 9, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  18. Wide Awake

    Some is wearing the pants suits...but someone else is wearing the pants. How can she be against it yet THEY have a vested financial interest in it? ...It's DISENFRANCHISING.

    The HILLbillies again today tried a smoke screen by mentioning Wright and would likely draw reference to Obama disagreeing with Wright but the fact of the matter is that Rev.WRIGHT cannot have a significant potentially negative impact on the American economy.

    April 9, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. Dee JAY in miami




    April 9, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  20. IDLHilary


    What long record are you talking about when you say you have a long record that we can count on. Is it what you say or what you do? ABC news has showed you have long record of supporting ALMOST ALL FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS.

    April 9, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  21. Tom

    Every day I take a look and every day I see a plethora of Hillary stories and photos on this blog... where is Obama?

    Isn't the come from behind, underdog candidate who rudely interrupted Hillary Clinton's coronation newsworthy anymore?

    He is the the leader in all fronts (states won, delegates won, % popular vote) of this campaign therefore his ideas and his image should be represented here...right?

    CNN, your coverage is neither "tops" or fair.

    April 9, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  22. Ryan P.

    Uhhh.... Now she is trying to kill Bill. Maybe she asked Bill's permission to kill him in front of the American people. Way to go Hill. You successfully killed your campaign, your husband's legacy, and your own image.

    April 9, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. skipper

    bill & hillary remind me of that movie BRAVEHEART where robert the bruce's father the old earl says to him "" you will oppose the king from the north I will support him from the south""
    and then william wallace(OBAMA) FIGHTS WITH A KNIGHT WHO IS PROTECTING THE KING.....only to find out it is bill in armor backdooring deals for hillary while publicy saying she opposes them.
    dont trust bill and hillary they are a two headed snake that must be killed by burying it under a stone aftter burning it with fire(THE VOTE).
    CHELSEA is nothing more than a shill in sheeps clothing what real world experiance does she have that she can even speak about any subject except as an arm chair junky.

    April 9, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. Henry from PA

    As an ex-Hillary supporter, I don't believe a word that come out this lady's mouth. She'll turn around and say something else as soon as she's caught lying again.

    April 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. Steve

    Hillary has just got to get Bill to shut up. He can't seem to get it through his head that he is NOT in charge, and he is NOT running for president. If she can't get Bill to chill, he is going to cause her huge problems in her administration. It is contingent upon the President's spouse to show support and political alignment with the president. If these two start squabbling in public, it's going to ruin Hillary's reputation more than it has already been damaged. Give Bill a bus ticket Hillary.

    April 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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