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. Democrats United

    Uh Ohh, Watch Out Bill!!!! Hillary is about to throw you right under the bus!!!!! Ok, that was not fair. In fact, as a strong Obama supporter, I actually understand where Hillary is coming from. Of course spouses disagree with one another from time to time. I think Hillary should TELL THE TRUTH about NAFTA. Why not say that you supoorted public to stand by your husband and that you did not forsee the hurt it would cause the blue-collar workers? Why not say that after it appeared top be successful for the economy you began to think you may have been wrong about your private opposition, but now you see the bigger picture??? HONESTY is what the voters are looking for. Not political saavy and double speak.

    April 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Howard, MA

    After reading her resume, she is denounced and denied.

    Sorry Mrs. Clinton, but we will keep your resume on file. Next person, please.

    April 9, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. SPQR753

    Hillary is right: she has her own attitude and tyesterday that was VERY EVIDENT in the type and tone of questions she posed to Gen. Patreus, as compared to the tired and insecure questions placed by NOBAMA.

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Veterans For Obama

    Yet you roll your HUSBANDS experience into YOUR RESUME. You were the Whitehouse Housewife....You have no experience and no soul.

    You are a liar!

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Darlene

    Since she's in such disagreement, why didn't she tell her husband to give back the $800,000 he earned from pushing the free trade agreement w/Columbia. She'll do and say anything to win and this is another example of that.

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  6. Ned, MI

    We don't want a liar as our president. I hear there may be some openings is Cuba.

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. Tom , Flagstaff, AZ

    Once again, I do not believe her.

    April 9, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. Ralph

    Hillary would have made a fair president, if we could tell what she stood for, besides wining at all costs, but her lies and flip-floping have put themuch deserved deathnail in her campaign's coffin. McCain's run will appear completely feable, at best, once the Hillary distraction is finally over.

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Dave, TX

    I don't understand this. If you say that Obama sat in the church where Rev Wright preached, he must have the same opinion, as the Rev. Then it must be impossible for Bill and Hillary to have different opinion, considering that the Rev. and Obama are not even married to each other.

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. CTC

    Two top people in Hillary's campaign and life are for Colombia Trade and she is not.

    It scars me that the "Tokyo" Rose" Hillary supporters are still making there comments. Get over it already. Geesh. Get a job. Oh yeah there aren't any.
    Hmm wonder why???? Free Trade maybe???

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Gullible in NY

    Bill made $800,000 working for this Columbian agreement and the best Hillary can say is her and Bill disagree. Do you think any portion of that $800,000 found it's way into that $5,000,000 loan the Clintons made to her campaign? Follow the money...

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. t

    Jack,
    its the wife of a short time former senator and did it really suprise you? both her and john wanted the same health care as hillary and people just dont want to be forced to buy health insurance. You know, the people that are jumping for joy right now are the insurance companies. garunteed customers.

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Susan MO

    She is such a STRONG woman!

    HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. Caryn, DC

    If Hillary had run a clean campaign I think that an Obama/Clinton ticket would be ideal. Unfortunately now that she has reduced herself to "gutter" politics I don't think she's fit to hold any public office.

    Hillary...the only thing that gets me through this primary process, is the knowledge that you will NEVER be president or vice president. The greatest part is that it's all YOUR fault.

    Never again.

    Obama '08

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. Scott, Ga

    Bloggers, just because you go to different Blog's and think you see a bunch of Bloggers speaking badly about Obama or Hillary that this is going to determine the nomination then you are just ignorant, Bloggers dont' make up an inkling of the real people out their that will vote, besides if you believe everything you see from bloggers then again you are ignorant, half of the bloggers out there are props to influence the conversation either for their candidate or to keep the fuel burning between the Obama and Clinton, stop being so naive.

    April 9, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  16. ProudIndependent

    Do you really believe that Bill is not going to be involved in setting policy. How does it look to the rest of the world when the President is going in one direction and the "First Man" is actively supporting another direction. This woman doesn't have consensus in her own household. She can't even convince her own husband to support a viewpoint. How can she convince Republicans and the rest of the nation. Forget about reaching across the aisle. You need to reach across your own dinner table first.

    OBAMA 08

    April 9, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. viv

    Hilliary is damaging the democratic party and all of you hilliary supporters know that, you just do not want to face reality that she is a liar anD a loser and she will never get my vote. OBAMA 08

    April 9, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. MW Los Angeles

    Right On Alex!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. zia

    Hillary and Bill are both liars...

    April 9, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  20. Hillary Sucks

    Let the history books reflect that we gave this woman a chance, but she lied, lied, and then lied some more.

    Three strikes you're out Hill, try again in another life. Or go on a long road trip, you don't have to worry about gas prices anymore, you've got plenty of money.

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. mike

    If you and your family are divided i do not think that you should be in office. Get your presonal affairs in order. I bet Obama's wife agrees and stands beside him even if it weren't her initial stance.
    FIX YOUR HOUSE BEFORE YOU TRY TO FIX MY COUNTRY

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. ProudIndependent

    Do you really believe that Bill is not going to be involved in setting policy. How does it look to the rest of the world when the President is going in one direction and the "First Man" is actively supporting another direction. This woman doesn't have consensus in her own household. She can't even convince her own husband to support a viewpoint. How can she convince Republicans and the rest of the nation. Forget about reaching across the aisle. You need to reach across your own dinner table first.

    OBAMA 08

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Tom k

    Hillary will make a great president. She has the stregnth of character and the experience along with the connections to make real change. Exactly what change is Obama, a good choice for VP going to make? The republicans DON'T have to play ball just because he says he's about change.

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Marc

    Please explain to us why you were in the meetings supporting NAFTA.

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. Barry IL

    President Clinton is not just an ordinary husband. He will have a significant influence if Senator Clinton becomes the next US president. Thus, the free trade disagreements between Clintons is not something that can be looked at that lightly.

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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