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. Bukky

    You disagree with your husband on this issue and wont leave him after he Monica'd you BUT Obama can't disagree with his pastor with disowning him?

    Really?

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. YOUTHS TAKING USA BACK!

    So let me get this clear. Hillary can live with Bill all these years and they disagree on trade deals? And people talk about Obama/Wright that don't live together? You Clintonians are just so full of it. I don't believe Hillary one bit she is a LIAR. She is closer to Bill than Obama was to his mentor.

    I dare Pennsylvania to vote for Hillary! you guys will be playing with the whatever remaining jobs you ever had. This is all lies people, honestly what spell did the Clintons cast on all of you to be following them sheepishly? And you call us bots?

    I'll take Obama any day. Wake up and vote Obama! You've been crying for something different and when it arrives the closet-racists come up screaming, and the vicious feminists come out swinging and scratching losing all sense rational thinking because we have a female candidate.

    SHAME ON DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS LOOK LIKE ANGELS NOW!

    April 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. An Agnostic Democrat

    Nice try, Hillary, but we ain't buyin' it. Say anything, do anything to win strategy doesn't separate your attitude from your "husband's" although your attitude of entitlement is slightly larger than his. But as we all know, that depends on what your meaning of "is" is. More Clinton doublespeak to follow ...

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. 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 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. Kevin

    Hillary will make an awesome president.

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Ron B.

    What, you mean its possible for you Hillary to have a different attitude on an issue than someone as close to you as your husband? However Obama can't have a different attitude about America from someone as close to him as his pastor? I mean after all you "CAN CHOOSE" your husband as well as your pastor, can't you??

    Yet another example of changing the rules in the middle of the game.

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. debbie

    A double minded (woman) is unstable in all of their ways!!!!!

    I have been married for a long time and a couple that does not agree will have or has many problems. And in this case you want to run our country. Get your marriage relationship together first. Then maybe we can talk about the white house.

    Maybe that is why you are so divisive hillary it started in your marriage........

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  8. joyce

    obama/gore

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. Madison , PA

    Hillary has different attitude toward trade than her husband does. Obama has different view of America than his pastor does. ...
    I think Hillary you should now stop talking about J.Wright... or you will look just like a Monster ready to destroy ...

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Hank in PA

    Hillary CLinton has every right to disagree with her husband. This is not at all like Obama and his minister. Obama goes to a racist church that is anti-american. I don't see how you can compare this to Hillary and Bill disagreeing.

    Every blogger who throws hate at Hillary while supporting Obama is putting a nail in his presidential coffin. Some of you make me phsyically sick.

    Hillary has the goods to create a better USA - the others two are lacking in multiple ways, IMHO

    April 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Pennsylvania calling

    Now what are we to believe this time ? sorry i do not believe you ,Please try again or better yet ????

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. Ratgurl

    One thing's for sure – the Clintons know how to make money. Too bad they're willing to sell their souls to do it, all the while with their fingers in the pie of American politics. They make money because they have the inside knowledge of what's going on in politics.

    Those of you who think getting the Cliintons back into the white house will bring back the prosperity of the '90's are deluding yourselves. We have two MAJOR events now that we didn't have then: WAR & RECESSION.

    No amount of good time investing can bring us out of the hole we are in now with politics & policies left unchanged. It's time to forge a new govenment, and the Clinton's are niether willing or capable of doing what needs to be done.

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. Never Forget

    Enough already! First, you vote against having FL and MI delegates seated because they moved up their primaries. Then you tried to make it look like it's Obama fault. You tried to change the rules of the election because you are loosing. Now, you want to have it both ways with free trade with Colombia. Any fool can see that this would be a conflict of interest. It's true that couples disagree, but you are not just any couple. You are trying to be the leader of this country. Hillary, I'm sorry but you tell too many lies and try to bend the rules when things don't go your way. You will not win!

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. Mary

    Funny when its about Hillary, she says don’t listen to my husband or Senior advisors……. BUT when its about Obama she says this

    "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 ……………………………….… I THINK THIS RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS"

    Hillary promoted NAFTA THROUGHOUT the ‘90s and there is PROOF upto 2004

    ANOTHER BOSNIA LIE!!!!

    How many pinocchios do we give Hillary on this one? Sheeeeezzzzzzzzzzz
    Hillary this SCANDAL will NOT go away!!!

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. paul oregon

    talk abount two faced, penn,ind. you can see where your jobs are giong to be if the clintons get a foot hold into the white house. thisis stupid

    April 9, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Tex

    Kind of like when Bill pushed through NAFTA and you supposed opposed it? Bill made China a favored nation and you supposed oppose China?

    Who do you think you are kidding?

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Venus

    $800,000 is a lot of money Bill Clinton has gotten paid from Free Trade! That money is considered income – meaning that Hillary is supported by his back-deals!

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  18. Lynn

    Clinton being selective again: anything Bill Clinton did or does that will help her get votes she agrees with; anything that he says or does that will hurt her she "disgrees" with...Enough already!! his woman is too desperate!!

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Bryan P.

    All you OBAMA lovers and Clinton haters, are you not getting a little
    tired of the same old hate rubbish you all puke out every day?
    Start buying your towels now so that you can all have a good cry
    when OBAMA looses the nomination and Hillary wins.

    April 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Slick

    Can't she just go away? I am tired of both of them, but especially her.

    April 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. A. Franklin - Californa, raised In Pittsburgh, PA

    Right! She would have left the church, but stayed with Bill. Sniper Fire mis-spoke, Columbia, the bogus healthcare story, the Ireland peace negotiation, Bosnia ... Come on, be honest ... call it what it is, LIAR!!!!
    Always have, and always will, this if for Hillary, not America!

    Her clock is running out, say what you want, but Stop ... Obama-Time!

    And no, we don't want her for V.P either!!

    Educated People know the difference ...

    Obama 08, no doubt about it!

    April 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 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 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. NickNas

    Sure Hillary we REALLY believe you. Want to convince ME? Tell Bill to give back the $800,000 he was paid in 2005 for just appearing for 4 days in Mexico on behalf of the Columbian agreement that you say you are SOO apposed to. Very nice to have all that CASH but " Disagree" huh??

    We are to believe that BILL will not use the power of the WHITEHOUSE to further enrich the BOTH of you??

    We are NOT that stupid............well MOST of us.

    April 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. R.I.F.

    Funny...Clinton Supporters agree that she's her own person and can disagree with Bill on issues and his views. Bill, the guy who she's been with for over 30 years and I'm sure the closest person to her in this world. Not by blood but by marriage. (You can pick your husbands, just like pastors)

    But you Clinton Supporters don’t seem to understand that Obama can have different views than Rev. Wright who is an ex-pastor and spiritual advisor.

    Now that's the Audacity of Hypocrisy!

    Obama '08

    April 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. JMarie

    I think this is the smoking gun. Bill is back-dooring w/Penn

    April 9, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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