GRAHAM, North Carolina (CNN) - Hillary Clinton criticized John McCain Monday for not doing enough to stop Republican ads running in North Carolina and Mississippi featuring the infamous comments made by Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright.
“I believe that if Sen. McCain were serious he would do more than send a letter. He is the putative nominee,” Clinton told reporters. “I think that he could very clearly tell the North Carolina party, tell the Mississippi party that he would not tolerate those kinds of advertisements and I’m waiting to see whether he does that.”
Obama has said that questions about his relationship with Wright are a legitimate political issue. Asked if she would engage on it, Clinton seemed to put the issue to bed by responding that she has made it clear that in Obama’s position she wouldn’t have stayed in the church.
“I regret the efforts by the Republicans to politicize this matter,” she added.
Come on now. We all know as white people that McCain, the Clintons and most of the Media are racists and that Senator Obama is too close to getting the Nomination for President of The United States of America. I have listened to this Pastor and mind you-all that this pastor is Obama's former pastor and that this Pastor is not running for President, Senator Obama is. We need to stop this. I am so sorry for all of the wrong things that my parents and grandparents and great grand parents have done to African Americans, but me being alone and accepting the truth of our past I can't do anything. We need to accept the truth about OUR HISTORY and stop making this man suffer for it. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT OF AMERICA!!!!!
New York City, NY
Why should McCain do anything?
Obama and his thugs are the ones playing dirty, creating a racial divide, and threatening everyone else if they don't get their way.
I say, help sink Obama.
Hillary, you should retaliate the favor that Obama has shown you and label HIM a racist.
Thats funny, I thought Hilary Clinton was behind those ads.
So... Obama calls the Clinton racists and now she defends him?
Clinton's response is laughable, particulary since she's the one who started the mis-characterization of the fine Reverend. I think she watched Rev. Wright's speech last night, knows his message of unity is going to resonate will with voters and wants a pice of it.
It's all for not. Obama will wipe her in North Carolina, with a 20 point win and gain 25 delegates..
Hillary must be laughing at the the fire she started. This is another reason for evryone to stick with Obama and see through that Hillary does not get the nomination. Superdelegates should be able to clearly see through how Hillary instead of uniting is breaking up the Dem party.
I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE WAY THE MEDIA AND THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN ARE TRYING TO DERAIL OBAMA BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY..REV WRIGHT IS RIGHT! MALCOLM X WAS RIGHT! OBAMA MUST BE THE NOMINIEE....IF HILLARY IS MANIPULATED AS THE DEM NOMINEE, I WILL BE ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR TO CHANGE THEIR AFFILIATION TO INDEPENDANT AND TO VOTE FOR ABC (ANYBODY BUT CLINTON). I WILL NOT SUPPORT THE RACIST AGENDA OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT IS PROVING ITSELF TO BE JUST AS DISPICABLE AND DIVISIVE AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
For heaven's sake when will CNN stop harping on this old and unrelated story? Obama is not Rev. Wright and Rev. Wright is not Obama! And the election is not about that. It would be nice to see CNN focus its journalistic energies on matters such as the price of gasoline, the economy, the mortgage crisis, the true viability of Obana and Clinton's health care positions, etc. But that takes more than the two-bit sound-bite journalism CNN is engaging in now. It actually takes work from reporters who know how to report and have time to gather stories in a thoughtful way. But I think there's no chance that will happen - or that anybody will actually see this post on the blog.
Obama needs to go put Rev Wright in a can till next year. The good Rev has said enough in the last 2 days to kill Obama hopes, another week of this and Obama couldn't get elected dog catcher, Rev going off so much Obama going to lose half the black vote in NC, if Obama drops below 15% in NC his goose is cooked.
WOW...Its your fault that it is out there...You got to be kidding me...She is proving that she will say anything to be elected...
@Belle: Your talking points sound as if they come right from the campaign. I find it hard to believe that post came from your own pen.
Hillary pounced all over this issue in the debate recently. Now she attempts to take the high road? To impress whom? Superdelegates.
In the words of Daffy Duck "Despicable!"
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Jezebel cannot return to the fold. She is and was history.
shame on CNN! They shouldn't have given the "Kuke" Rev. Wright so much time to show how crazy he really is. It was played over and over just to damage Obama. Rick and the other reporters are just interested in a good story. Well, it wasn't worth watching.
Whatever Hillary. I do not believe you.
This is obviously another tactic. When she steals the nomination from Barack, she can say that she "condemned McCain for using those terrible tactics, but what can you expect from the Republicans?" She will endear herself to Obama's supporters by being so big as to come to his defense (because he is just too weak on his own). Boats & Ships! I say. There is no such good grace from Hillary Clinton. Obama supporters don't close your eyes and don't forget that feeling when she steals the nomination from Obama. Howard Dean will hand it to her on a silver platter with all his talk about, "who is the best candidate for the fall" superdelegate rhetoric. Daily I am losing more faith in the Democratic party although I have always voted Democrat. Not this time when Hillary jacks up Denver! Don't be fooled America–read between forked tongue.
Hillary is afraid that Obama is preparing an add using her sniper fire. The republicans will use Hillary's negative campaign adds to attack Obama in November. Pastor Wright will defend himself
Clinton and Mcain seemed to think Jeramia Wright is thier opponent not
OBAMA. The press is fanning the flames, lets get back to what needs to be covered!
McCain is only wanting them to stop the ad's now, he is wanting Obama to run against in the fall. Then he would be putting out ad's worse than this one, guess he doesn't want any of the effect to wear off to early. McCain thinks he can beat Obama but it is Hillary he doesn't think he can beat.
Unbelieveable. As Bill stokes the racist fire, Hillary lectures McCain.
I guess Hillary suffers from combat fatigue after ducking from sniper fire.
McCain wants this to go on so if Hillary is really concerned she should drop out and don't be such a hypocrite.
While I'm sure that Sen. Obama appreciates these comments from Sen. Clinton, where was this six weeks ago? When this first became a story, it was "no comment." Then it became, "You can't choose your family but you can choose your pastor." Now it's "Shame on the Republicans." This really seems to ring hollow at this point.
Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I hope this is a signal from Clinton to her supporters that she will do what it takes to get Obama elected if he wins the nomination, and not just another attempt to fool people into thinking she's "not as bad as you think."
Belle why did you only address Obama's Black supporters? I'm sure you realize that most of the votes that he has received came from wide cross section of this country. With only 12% of the population he wouldn't be leading with only the Black vote. I'd say he's done alot more to unite than Hillary ever could or will.
By the way, Hillary has still to answer for Peter Paul–you know that guy the media will never have any real coverage about. Isn't Paul vs. Clinton which was supposed to have been set Friday. Why is it everyone around the Clintons end up in jail and no one says "boo" about any of her more serious problems. The Republicans can't wait to come out of the woodwork to get after the Clinton's scandals again. Wake up America. Wake up before it's too late.
Leave CLINTONS out of this, let OBAMA carries his own CROSS
She's just keeping it in the headlines. Clever girl.
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