(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's campaign is pointing to its Pennsylvania primary endorsement Sunday morning by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – the latest in a stunning series of recent rapprochements with previous conservative media foes.
"For Pennsylvania Democrats, the smart choice Tuesday is Mrs. Clinton," writes the paper's deeply conservative editorial board in a piece e-mailed to reporters by her campaign Sunday. "She has a real voting record on key issues. Agree with her or not, you at least know where she stands instead of being forced to wonder.
"Many of her views on domestic issues are too liberal for us, but on others she seems to have moderated. ."
The board sharply criticizes both Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, writing that: "Everyone utters stupidities now and then. Yet taken together and uttered repeatedly, they sound like a pattern of thought in the Obama household. It's a pattern the nation can't afford in the White House."
The Tribune-Review is owned and published by conservative Richard Mellon Scaife - a frequent critic of the Clintons who helped fund The Arkansas Project, a series of exhaustive investigations into former President Bill Clinton.
The New York senator famously built a relationship with former critic Rupert Murdoch, whose New York Post frequently blasted both Clintons. The Australian-born media baron even hosted a fundraiser for her during her second Senate run.
But over the past few months, her presidential campaign has taken its apparent embrace of former media adversaries to a new level, sending reporters articles that praise Clinton and attack Barack Obama drawn from conservative outlets including the National Review and the American Spectator, and quotes from Republican pundits like Ed Rollins and Grover Norquist.
And former President Bill Clinton made an appearance on talker Rush Limbaugh's show the day of the Texas and Ohio primaries – contests in which the conservative radio host had urged listeners to vote for Hillary Clinton as a means of sabotaging the Democratic nominating process.
The Conservative media is embracing her because they think she is the weaker candidate against John McCain. They would ,ove to run against her with her high negative rating.
So, when Hillary Clinton shows that she can appeal to the other side there has to be something wrong with that. Can't wait to see the flood of negative comments that will be posted here.
Hillary Clinton is the best person for this job. More and more people are beginning to see it. Hopefully it won't be to late.
*****CAMPAIGINING FOR MCCAIN FROM DAY ONE!****
(Her Republican roots are truly showing now.)
Holy Hell! Are we going to see her on "Hannity and Combs" or the Bill Orally Show. She is getting desperate. Just what we need – four more years of neo-conservative BS.
Hillary Clinton "is" a conservative republican. Don't let her fool you.
Who are the conservative Media fooling? They know that Hillary can not win the general election against McCain. Of Course, come November they will endorse him and say bad things about Her. Open your eyes PA!!!
There is no low two low for these snakes. Unbelievable. She thinks she can win against McCain, by stealing the nomination with republican support? No idea she's being set up because she would so easily be decimated in the general election? Unbelievable. Pennsylvania – please show this "lady" the door.
This sounds like Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos, Phase II.
I know there is a saying that politics makes strange bedfellows. Hillary went to Tribune-Review and begged for their support. Hillary supports should take note of this. This woman will do anything to get elected for office.
Another Republican attempt to get Sen. Clinton nominated so Sen. McCain has a chance to get elected. Don't be fooled; vote Obama.
YAY, I AM VOTING FOR YOU HILLARY AND I CANT WAIT! !!!
Isn't this consistent with RNC supporting Hillary to distort the DNC primaries?
Hillary got the nod from those right wing nuts because she is one of them..
OMG, the clintons are sick
I AM SURE HILLARY ROVE CLINTON IS THRILLED WITH ENDORSEMENT OF THE RIGHT WING!
I wonder what will happen to the Clinton's campaign, as time stretches longer they get closer to Fox News media then to CNN? God helps this party!!
Note that it is a CONSERVATIVE newspaper, (Repbulican) that supports. Do not fall for this PA> She is a Republican in sheeps clothing!
I wonder what will happen to the Clinton's campaign, as time stretches longer they get closer to Fox News media than to CNN? God helps this party!!
Off course Clinton would get support from conservative media, they like their republican candidates and Clinton is a republican, no doubt a bout it.
Yes, PA, don't make the biggest mistake by voting for Obama. You haven't thougth through this if you vote for this scary radical.
Hillary – YES SHE WILL!
I knew she was a Republican! I knew it!........loll
Vote for the McCain/Clinton ticket this fall!
Thank you, Joe...and who cares...it's a newspaper (it doesn't get to vote). Just another example of the corrupt Clinton Machine.
Sounds like the Republicans are desperate to run against Hillary.
She's clearly the weaker candidate, with her lies and bluster.
Folks, if you want to stop a third NeoCon term of office, vote for the stronger, less crazy-sounding Dem. Vote Obama.
Obama 08. Cos we need more jobs!
The only reason that conservaties are "endorsing" Clinton, is because they think that McCain can beat her in November, unlike Obama who they don't think they can beat. Don't be fooled Pennsylvania!!
Hillary Clinton: The opponent that the GOP would prefer to face.
OBAMA: The opponent that frightens the crap out of the GOP.
Take your pick Pennsylvania.