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. Mike

    That is what the Obamatons dont get Hillary. You disagreed with Bill as first lady on NAFTA, you threatened to end NAFTA as senator. The only one double-dealing is Obama on Canada before the Ohio debate.

    Obama likes to let his people do the dirty work for him and they take the fall when discovered. Just like his pastor, his campaign people and he even sold out his own grandmother to save his political skin.

    We need you Hillary!

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. Bryan

    I'm glad to see that she stands up for what she believes in. Even some married couples vote different parties, like the Gov of California the terminator is a Republican and his wife a former Kennedy votes democrat. So Hillary is correct couples have different views and as long as they stick to what they believe in is what matters. Good Job Hillary. Even though the press doesn't like to talk about it, but many people have come out and said how you were against NAFTA in the 90's even though Obama would like people to believe otherwise. Those that are informed and do their research will vote for you.

    Hillary 08

    PS to Pelosi, we don't want Obama at all on our ticket, glad you agree

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. honkey white guy from cali

    Oh my give me a break in the words of her husband "this is the biggest fairy tail I have ever seen" She has a long record of supporting NAFTA both in the white house and after It was only after super Tuesday that she realized she did not have the nomination wrapped up like she thought she would and all those little states she did not care about in the start of things were all the union jobs have been gutted because of NAFTA that she finally started speaking out against it one more lie to add to the long list. she lies when the truth would do her better! how very sad for her.
    Go Omama 08

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. tigerakabj

    Clinton, who you do think you're fooling? Let's see, Maggie Williams, you're number 2/3/4 person, was involved in sub-prime lending, but you don't agree with that. Not that you aren't about speeches, but your husband Bill made $800,000 in speeches on behalf of CAFTA, but you don't agree with that either. Your earliest record shows that you were on the board of Walmart, bustin' up unions, but you are fighting for their rights now? Liar, Liar, pantalones on fire. You will reap what you sow Hillary.

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |

    Spoken like a true presidential candidate. Bill is like a rabbit, when you need him you pull him out of the hat. Need to blame someone, well there is always someone else. The truth is the man is still working for you, Mr Penn that is. Why couldn't you drop him like you have other people? Stop playing the American people as fools.

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. PA Democrat

    Sureee- Your top advisor is making secret trades with Columbia, your husband supports trades with Columbia and of course you disagree – It has nothing to do with the fact that you are trying to win votes! Just another OBVIOUS lie Hillary! Im not buying it!!!
    Mark Penn who supposedly did something YOU are against is still running your campaign.
    Who do you think you are fooling??
    Penn's back door deals WILL and DiD hurt your campaign!

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. wilfred

    What tactic can I use now? I know, I'll throw my husband under the bus!

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Nancy

    Those people who don't believe that a husband and wife can disagree must belong to the religious cult in Texas who believe that the wife must do what the husband says.

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. socialism scares me

    A. Harrison, how is she a real leader? As a native of New York I can honestly tell you she's a horrible "leader". You're about as far off the mark as those snipers that took aim at her.

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  10. CY from a non democratic country

    This is why we shouldn't have political dynaties.

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. Hillary Lies!

    What a load of crap! She just wants to make it look like it was possible she disagreed with NAFTA even though it's well documented that she cheerleaded for it. Can anyone trust a word she says anymore?

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Travis

    Long history?.. like the past eighteen months??

    April 9, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Dave from SC


    He cheats and lie. You just lie and lie; and when you are caught well you lie some more.

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. Adam

    and 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...GO Obama fans..ATTACK!!

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. Thomas For Hillary

    That's what some people fail to realize, Hill is Hill, Bill is Bill. Hillary is her own woman. She is going to make a wonderful president.

    Hillary 2008!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Frank Esper (Ohio)

    Hillary , your just Cherry Picking your experience. Your running on All your experience in the white house...but not this...no, not that...the good things..I had nothing to do with the bad...it was all good for me....

    ...all good

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. PA

    She has been caught lying. Why trust her with our Country?

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. California girl

    Hillary is the REAL CHANGE. Thank you Mrs. Edwards for backing Hillary on the healthcare plan issue.

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  19. bill

    Huh....I think by now we all understand that your LYING!!!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  20. Greg, NY

    Whoa! So you mean even after being married for years, you guys still have differences?

    Sooo, Obama listening to his Reverand and disagreeing on some points with him is bad, but you listening to your husband who is closer than your pastor is ok.

    Hillary supporters, you heard it straight from her. Her husband has little influence on her, so why would Obama's pastor have influence on him?

    April 9, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Larry Buchas

    She's full of it. They're trying to have it both ways. Bill & Mark Penn negotiate free trade and she speaks against it.

    Hillary, you can fool your people most of the time. Trouble is, you're not fooling most of the rest.

    April 9, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. Sharon , Seattle

    Hillary obviously didn't talk free trade with her strategist Mark Penn. That would have been far more important than discussing it with her husband.

    April 9, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. Dan

    This article spells the great city of Pittsburgh without the "h"....it's been a long time since we've seen something like that...

    April 9, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. AJ

    Sen. Clinton is the one that needs to be elected. Obama will be a disaster while Sen. Clinton will oversee another decade of peace and prosperity.

    April 9, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. stephanie

    Elizabeth Edwards endorsed Hillary's Healthcare Plan. CNN focus on the issues of healthcare, economy and energy, and see who is the better candidate.

    Dems, let's kiss and make up!!

    April 9, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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