BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Hillary Clinton on Sunday once again took umbrage at a new Obama television spot running in Pennsylvania that censures Clinton’s universal health care plan. The Obama ad suggests Clinton's plan would force people to purchase health insurance, even if they cannot afford it.
“He persists in it,” she said at a rally here, referring to Obama’s criticisms of her health care plan. "I really regret that because the last thing we need is to have somebody who is spending as much money as he has downgrading universal health care.”
“We need to try to achieve universal health care not create political opposition to universal health care,” she remarked. “That is what the Republicans do, not what Democrats do.”
The Clinton campaign in recent days has criticized Obama for saying that the New York senator has adopted the tactics of her GOP critics.
With time dwindling before Democrats in Pennsylvania head to the polls on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton used the speech here to aggressively push back against an onslaught of television ads from her rival Barack Obama by reminding voters of the Illinois senator's debate performance several days ago.
“This week we had a debate,” she said at the rally. “And it showed you the choice you have. It's no wonder that my opponent has been so negative these last few days of the campaign, because I think you saw a big difference between us. It's really a choice of leadership. I'm offering leadership you can count on.”
Despite polls that show Clinton’s favorable ratings suffer when her campaign rhetoric turns negative, the Obama campaign’s attacks on Clinton this weekend - in TV ads, on conference calls and in mailboxes - have given the New York senator an opening to respond.
Throughout the weekend and across the state, she has done so forcefully, both on the stump and on the TV airwaves.
Her campaign Saturday launched a new television ad attempting to undermine Obama’s outsider message by linking him to lobbyist money, drawing a response ad from Obama calling those charges from Clinton “eleventh hour smears, paid for by lobbyist money.”
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
This woman is such a phony!!!! Obama 08'
this is hilarious considering she is the one using the self-proclaimed "kitchen sink" strategy. Get a life Hill-baby, and quit lying...PLEASE!
Give me a break, How can this women say this. She has been giving the republicans ammunition since she fell behind. Shes a closet republican.
The nerve of Hilliary when she use the republicans tatics, the kitchen
sink so to say. Is she on drugs or something you can't tell what will come out of her mouth. Oh i know she just misspoke.
This if the Queen of crap saying that Obama is negative? I think we will all take a laugh break now Hillary.
Senator Obama, . . .Ignore Hillary and keep getting those votes and
YES WE CAN!!!!!
I agree with Hillary. He acts more like a Republican.
Stick to the issues. Doesn't matter who started it now. It is a spiral down into the gutter. You can't stop it now can you? Thanks for letting us know that there is NO difference between democrats and republicans.
I'm finally starting to see the trend in Clinton's most recent strategy. Her campaign takes tactics that they've been using against Obama, and accuse him of using those tactics...
She's cunning like a fox.
Hillary Clinton will solve the problems...
will treat all americans with dignity......
will balance the budget...
will unite the country...
will become one of the greatest american presidents.
Is she just going to turn around and accuse Obama of everything he accuses her of.
That's like the guy who steals my wallet accusing me of stealing his wallet.
On Tuesday, I encourage "typical white people" to vote "present".... If you do, for the first time in my adult life, I'll be proud of my country
This is so funny.. This contest needs to end now.. I order both children to go to time out !!!
That is not negative attacks....
Negative attacks are distortions or lies ...
Obama has to put ads on to clarify Clintons DISTORTIONS (aka LIES)...
That's called "INFORMING THE VOTER"...
It's ALL TRUE!
I know the Queen of Republican Tactics is not pointing the finger at anyone else!
Her campaign motto should be "Rovian on day one" not "Ready on day one."
Is this Obama's idea of changing politics in Washington and embarking on a new way of doing business?
because if it is, it seems like her "plagiarized" off the current system
Yeah right...more games from the Clinton camp!
Hillary has made of lot of outrageously hypocritical statements during this campaign, but his one is probably the worst. No one has embraced Rovian tactics like she has in this campaign. She truly makes me sick.
maybe she can say these are Republican tactics because she is so thoroughly familiar with them thru personal use!
Now THAT'S' funny! After she looses she should go into stand-up.
She is getting ready to drop a whoper Monday or Tuesday. You watch This sleezy tatic worked last time before the voters realized it wasnt true. That she was the one that contacted the Canadians not Obama.
Hillary never stops amazing me with her "I will do anything tactic."
She is so sad!!!!
Hillary, Hillary....it is over! Let it go. You started this negative crap from the start. Taste your own medicine! We are fighting hard for Barack in Pennsylvania. Let's Rock with Barack on 4/22/08.