April 23rd, 2008
03:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: Nobody's complained more than the Clintons

Obama held a press conference with reporters Wednesday.
Obama held a press conference with reporters Wednesday.

NEW ALBANY, Indiana (CNN) – Facing reporters for the first time since his loss in the Pennsylvania primary, Democrat Barack Obama said he "doesn't really understand" Hillary Clinton's attack line that he "can't stand the heat."

"This is sort of the kitchen sink strategy, and the argument about not being able to stand the heat - that I don't really understand," Obama said, responding to a question on recent attacks aimed at him.

He went on to turn the argument on them.

"Nobody has complained more about the press, about questions at debates, about being mistreated than Sen. Clinton has, or President Clinton," he said.

"We have been pretty tame in terms of taking our shots and just rolling with them."

soundoff (408 Responses)
  1. James

    Oh yeah she complains about everything. She even complained about the press.

    April 23, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Phil, CA

    I agree 100% with Obama. Hillary will be sitting in the Senate with the pouty-look from heck after she loses the Democratic nomination – you wait and see!

    April 23, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. Vivian

    Right on Obama. she complained from day one!

    April 23, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Dazed and Confused in DC

    Whiner. He doesn't even realize he's whining about the whining.

    April 23, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. Tubby The Tuba from Texas

    Cnn is trying to keep this primary going because it sells air time. They know she complained because they aired the debates in which she wined about always getting the first question and that she always got the harder questions. However no one has even began to drag her skeletons out of the closet, except the Republicans. We have republicans changing parties to vote democratic so that Hillary wins, then they will vote McCain once Obama is dispensed.

    April 23, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  6. Mudslide

    If anyone on his side has complained it's his supporters not the candidate. Barack has handled the criticism beautifully. Even his complaints about the last debate weren't about the questions but about the lack of substance in the debate.

    April 23, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. Common Sense

    Amen Obama Amen!

    Hang in there Obama you got it in the bag.

    April 23, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Craig in Texas Democrat and supporter for Obama

    Yep and she is still losing.

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  9. Bill, Covington

    The obama is partially correct. He has a problem with older voters, I'm an older voter, I have made it to eighty and still going fairly strong. Here he is wrong, I have no intention of voting for that *itch Hillary and would never consider a vote for the obama. I am a former Marine circa WWII and I am partial to those who would defend thic countey not defame it as does his hriends and his wife.

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  10. Tommy

    OBAMA JUST SHUT UP. YOU LOST DEAL WITH IT!

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Ted from Washington, DC

    Well said. make sure you tell them about her Victom card she waves when she gets behind or things not in her favor. and those FAKE tears. Now she says forgot the voters. superdelegates shoud vote for her. OMG give me a break. i thought she wanted all voters to count. and if that is so. This game is over. Because barack leads and will continue to lead. So yes MRS. Clinton we have spoken and YOU are NOT it. USA as a HOLE not just a few CHOSE MR> Obama. stop your bs. and bring your party together!

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  12. Craig in Texas Democrat and supporter for Obama

    Oh yea and she only gained 12 delegates

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  13. Linda

    Everyone knows who has done the most whining during this primary election–the one dodging sniper fire.

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  14. He can't Win

    Obama will be the crying baby in the end.

    April 23, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  15. BabyObama

    Obama will be the crying baby n the end.

    April 23, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  16. errrr

    Most medias did the compains for him, that is why he seemed to complain less by himself.

    April 23, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  17. Michael

    The fact that 50% of Clinton supporters would rather vote for McCain (continuation of Bush) than Obama shows that whatever Obama does he will never win over the red necks and geriatrics.

    April 23, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  18. Connie Segura

    NOW – It is time for you to drop out of the race...you racist idiot!

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. Debby

    Well you can't take shots, you are the candidate for Hope and Change and a new Washington. Thats a tough slogan to run on in politics Obama.

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. mitch from ark.

    the truth is spoken again!we're behind you,barack!

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  21. ED FL

    when will you start telling the truth and FACTS. Smooth mellow speeches are not going to do it Lets get some background on you.Three years as a do nothing Senator is not going to do it

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  22. Cnn For Me

    Kaye What planet are you from? you did not see any episode of SNL where Hill was complanning. People like you are the problem. BLIND. If truth is truth, then let it be just that. No need to say LAIR when you can see truth. Ask Bill why he LIED about not saying he said Mr Obama use the race card. 24 After he was recorded saying it. You talking about LIAR. there is no bigger group that fit that "bill" the HILL?BILL.

    Please God open your people eyes.

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  23. ash

    hillary is a hypocrite and is hell bent on destroying the party and overturning the will of the people

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. Cindy

    It's called hypocracy, Barack. Clinton is a master at it. It's how she can claim she's against NAFTA while Penn is a lobby consultant for it. While her hubby was, and will continue to be, the key supporter for it.

    I think it's best to say, "busted" or "how ironic," not, "I don't understand." You're being too kind to her.

    April 23, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  25. Mudslide

    Money from bundlers is off-topic but as long as you brought it up, he doesn't take money from bundlers. The money he got from Oil and Gas came from individual donors not the companies themselves or bundlers. Hillary took in 50% more from the same people. Maybe you should mention that fact.

    April 23, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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