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. dotindixie

    Oh, give me a break!

    Obama may win the primary. Hillary would not acceppt VP – who would want to be tied to anything BHO touched? He is a nuclear bomb waiting to happen.

    I think everyone will be suprised how many Dems will vote for old man McCain before BHO.

    April 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Michael

    Say whatever you want to Hillary, I still won't vote for you.

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

    Thank you for pointing out that you have differences from your husband...Such a shame that no-one will believe you though.

    April 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. sandy

    Here we go again. The Billary team is trying to put one over on us once again. lier, lier, sniper fire. These two; Bunny and Clyde. She enjoyed every bit of the bad money. You can fool some people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. The ship is sinking fast, any body who are still on board the Billary ship of doom need to jump off fast while there is still time or you would be left out in the open for the sharks to eat. Hurry up!. there's still room on board on the Obama ship......We are sailing and we are steady course to the white house........Look out McCain, here we come. All Aboard!

    April 9, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. Manubi

    It's difficult to say that you have a different view comparing to a president who had turned this country around from the economy standpoint. Remember the 90's?

    April 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Bob Stephens

    More spin from the "spin-Meister"....

    April 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. JeffRob

    Well, it sure is politically convenient for Hill and Bill to disagree about something at this point. The image of her independence from his influence is absolutely imperative to her success. Not that it's not too late now, or anything.

    But let's not forget- a Hillary presidency means that Bill Clinton is back, with all the contacts, all the know-how, all the star-power, all the influence, and all the resources he acquired during his 8 years as President, but WITH NOTHING TO DO. I'm a Bill Clinton fan, always have been, but that's a scary thought even to me.

    April 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Chriss

    Yet AGAIN it seems HRC and Bill are covering their collective rear ends by making it known Bill favors CAFTA and NAFTA so she can pretend to be against both while we know she supported NAFTA and most likely CAFTA until just before the Ohio vote.

    How convenient!

    Bill and her still on the job Penn support NAFTA and CAFTA.

    Will the lying ever stop?

    Obama '08

    April 9, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Matt

    The problem here is that she is running off the premise that her presidency would bring back the good ol' days of Bill Clinton's presidency and her experience from her husband's "co-presidency" (as she likes to it)...So it looks like she has a history of disagreeing with her husband's successful policies....So much for her experience claim :(

    April 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. DAVID GIDRON

    I support both Obama and Clinton and the reality of things everyone is talking about Obama but why don't we be truthful with our self, when will the white man be humble enough to take a step backward and let a black person run this country. Yes it would be great the reality of things is that most people is not truthful about how they real feel about a black man being president. Until people change their thinking and really except each other as equal, black and white will never be look at as equal.

    April 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. Stand for Something... or Fall for Clinton!!!

    Unjustifiable Ignorance!!! Hillary is the most disingenuous, backbitting, catty and self-loathing woman I have EVER seen in my life. How can you honestly want someone like that as president??? I would choose an inexperienced leader over a well-seasoned fool!!!

    April 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. Kim

    Go Hillary, A woman with her own mind and her own opinions!! some of you wouldn't know anything about that. you go with whatever the MSM tells you, but don't have the good sense to research for yourself before believing everything that's fed to you.

    Hillary 08

    April 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. rose, texas

    we the people r the ones damaging the demorratic party, with our hatred. instead of having someone in the white house that can get us out of this mess that bush put us in, we r divided. hillary is the only one that can do it, because she has already been there and she knows what 2 do. hillary all the way.......

    April 9, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  14. jj

    Dave, you go to a church you choose and if you don't agree with what they preach or if it's distasteful to you, you find another church, easily enough, but when your married, it is a little bit different, you didn't hear all their crazy ideas ahead of time so you just ignore them or get divorced a few times. You pick your church, you don't pick your relatives, like Obama said when he threw his grandmother under the bus

    April 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. Marc

    Every married person knows they disagree with their spouse on various issues. If you don't you truly have a dead marriage.

    April 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. TA

    How very convenient for Mrs. Clinton. She seems to be divergent from her husband's administration on many issues these days. Yet she somehow wraps herself in the mantle of "experience" derived from many of the mis-steps of her husbands administration.

    April 9, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Paul

    Yeah well the last time my wife and I didn't agree on something it didn't cost America 50 gazillion jobs.

    April 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. Kim

    Go Hillary, A woman with her own mind and her own opinions!! some of you wouldn't know anything about that. you go with whatever the MSM tells you, but don't have the good sense to research for yourself before believing everything that's fed to you. and for all those Obamabots, keep it up, you will be the cause of your candidate losing the election if he wins the nomination, there is no place for hatefilled, vindictive, divisive characters such as yourselves.

    Hillary 08

    April 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. Marvin-Baltimore, MD

    Everyday the campaign continue, we are see the real Hillary....the liar . She is damaging the democtatic party.
    OBAMA 08

    April 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. Dr. B

    You tell em Hillary, First you push NAFTA through congress with your husband, then say you opposed it. Then you say you took fire in Bosnia, then you said you were mistaken. Then you make up stories about a women and a hospital, then you say someone else told you! You haven't mentioned the list of other goodies the republicans are going to pull out. This is the reason we almost impeached this family. Lie Lie Lie, then blame someone else. If Al Gore can't stand the Clintons, it better be sending a message to the American voters. It looks like the women in this country are blinded by the fact she is a women. If a man told lies like these, most women wouldn't tolerate it. But we already know Hillary's tolerance for lying, (and her ability to lie) so maybe her voters are the cut from the same cloth!

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

    Folks let's welcome in the new, "Bonnie and Clyde" robbers of the American hearts, money, and minds. Congratulations to the couple!!!

    April 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. Tom

    Lot's of Clinton stories here... and a few "about" Obama... but no Obama stories... none that represent what he's doing right now, the enthusiasm that the country still shows for him.. and the magic that's winning the war in Pennsylvania.

    None that show his strong will to not troll the depths of the gutter along with the Clintons and their supporters.

    I'm sure that mudslinging makes better selling stories, but what about a little truth for once.. and some stories about David vs Goliath, and that sometimes good guys don't finish last.

    April 9, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  23. Disgusted with the media and Obama

    I will not vote for Obama in the national election. He has not won the major democratic states to win the national election. If he hasn't beat Hillary in these states how can he beat McCain. He would need all of Hillary supporters. Which I am and he will never get my vote. The movement starts here!

    Disgusted

    April 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  24. Robin m

    Hillary Clinton (in reference to Obama/NAFTA):
    "I don't think people should come to Ohio and tell the people of Ohio one thing and then have your campaign tell a foreign government something else behind closed doors," Clinton said then. "That's the kind of difference between talk and action and that I've been pointing out in this campaign." "I would ask you to look at that story, substitute my name for Senator Obama," she also said. "If some of my advisers had been having private meetings with foreign governments and basically saying ignore what I'm saying because it's only political rhetoric ? I think it raises serious questions."

    How stupid do they think we are??
    They BOTH get this money. OH PLEASE!!!
    I can't take it anymore.
    please someone make me believe that the bar has not sunk this low after the last 8 years
    I swear I think i will move out of this country for real if they get away with this
    This country deserves them if they do

    April 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. Judy R

    Good grief, my husband and I don't even always vote the same in the presidential election. Strong women have their own views entirely apart from their husbands. Regarding the peace in Ireland deal, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient has already verified that Hillary did play an instrumental role in helping with that so cross it off your lie list. Penn is hired to provide a service that he provides to a number of clients. Do you know every client your lawyer, doctor, etc. provides service for? Bill and Hill have long disagreed about Nafta. Colombia is considered the closest thing to an ally we have in S. America. Free trade with them might be advantageous if negotiated properly. If you're looking for untruths, do some research on all the candidates. Nobodies hands are clean here.

    April 9, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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