(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.
She'll need this endorsement when she tries to run again in the future. Good for her.
I agree, the country cannot afford to a president and first lady with such radical idea like Obama and Michele.
Some will sleep with the devil for power.
PA Poeple know how, they are not stupid, they are not voting for the liars, the clintons!
Bill Clinton went on Rush Limbaugh... Yes – the Clintons will SAY OR DO ANYTHING to get back into the White House....
Its a fact........... HILLARY 2008
Clearly, Hillary Clinton is allied with the same right-wing corporate interests as Bush/Cheney. Endorsements from Rupert Murdoch and the Mellon family? She is just another republican!!!
So basically Pennsylvanians should vote for Hilary because she is very similar to John McCain and George Bush? Great logic that makes, but I've come to expect that from her supporters
I'm really confused here... is McCain the presumptive Republican nominee, or is it Hillary Clinton?
Wow. Just when you thought desperation levels could not be any higher....
The biggest mistake in History would be to have Obama as our nominee. His wife's writings and statements, Rezko,Ayers, Sinclair, Wright and others. We need to know who Obama really is.
Hillary bringing disgrace to entire women population. Hillary should learn from Nancy Pelosi , Margret Thacher etc.
Hilliary, you are part of the problem, with the republicians, get out of the scene now!!
Obama is the solution.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette which as a much larger circulation and which represents mainstream Pittsburgh has endored Barrack Obama for President.
It is a biggest mistake ever for the American people if Obama becomes the next president. He blames and plays the same tactics. That is so dishonest!
I never knew bill clinton made an appearance on rush limbaugh's show. The democratic party is going to be seriously divided. Clintons make it a point to win at any cost.
Hillary is more like McCain than she is like Obama. Is that what we want as democrats? I know I don't ...GO OBAMA...
Clinton continues her transformation into a neocon.
Watch out, voters, don't get hoodwinked by Hillary!
So Billary throws Moveon under the bus and sucks up to Richard Mellon Scaife? Keep it up Billary, you would make a good VP candidate for McSame.
Looks like we have two opportunities for a second Bush term: McBush and....Hillary's Bush!
And PA, Do You Think That This Is A Good Thing??!!
HILLARY IS THE PERFECTU CANDIDATU FOR PRESIDENT
Well...let's see what will happen in P
She has to win by 20 points..everybody knows that. Let's see....
A conservative paper endorses Clinton and she is proud, sending out e-mails to everybody. Did she really convert from Republican to Democrat or is this like when she misspoke about Bosnia?
Electing Obama would be the biggest mistake in history. He stuttered his way to incompetence during the last debate.