PORTLAND, Oregon (CNN) – At a Friday night town hall in Oregon, Senator Hillary Clinton criticized Senator John McCain for his speech predicting victory in Iraq by the end of his first term.
"It sounded a lot like 'Mission Accomplished,' only postponed into 2013," said Clinton, referring to President George Bush's declaration less than two months after the Iraq invasion that major combat was over. "From my perspective, it's just more of the same. It's a continuation of the Bush policies that have been failures."
Both Clinton and Barack Obama have been attempting to paint a McCain administration as a third term for President Bush. Clinton also attacked the president on Friday for meetings with Saudi officials in which he asked them to increase oil production in order to bring down prices.
"It was embarrassing today," Clinton told the town hall organized by an Oregon TV station. "President Bush is over there begging the Saudis to increase production because he has no energy policy."
She also went after Bush for comments he made in Jerusalem on Thursday when he took a shot at Democrats - and many argue Obama - saying, "some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals," drawing parallels with appeasing the Nazis in 1939.
"I am very offended by President Bush's remarks which seem to suggest that Democrats are the equivalent of Nazi appeasers," said Clinton. "That was way out of line and really outrageous and should be rejected out of hand."
Clinton has been relatively passive in recent days, staying away from overt attacks on her Democratic opponent. On Friday night she again raised the argument that she is more electable than Obama and claimed to be ahead in the popular vote while he leads in the delegate count.
"Those are two very good indicators of how close this race is and how intense it is and why everybody should vote and why I was so determined that we weren't going to quit before we got to Oregon," Clinton argued.
"I've won the big states and I've won the swing states," she added. "The states I've won total 300 electoral votes. The states Barack has won total 217 electoral votes. The real issue here is the [electoral] map. Who is more likely to win the electoral votes we need to actually capture the White House?"
A CNN tally shows that in primaries so far (excluding Florida and Michigan), Senator Barack Obama leads Senator Clinton by just over 400,000 votes.
Clinton won't spend any more time campaigning in Obama-friendly Oregon before the primary on Tuesday. Instead, she will stay in Kentucky - another May 20 state - where she has a significant lead.
Did anyone else notice how weird McCain's cheeks look? Did he have a stroke recently. I hope I don't look that way when I am 105 years old...
I would like to know if Senator McCain wins the Presidential election would he try to "Retaliate"on any rivalry that the United States is up against because of what he went through when he was at war?
Come on everybody and unite with the Obama Campaign!
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Good for you Senator Clinton - We have simply ignored the media and their pro-Obama comments.
hillary does not appease enemies of the United States. obama's lack of experience on foriegn policy is really going to be a problem against mccain. superdelegates wake up before it is too late. obama can't beat mccain, hillary can. hillary loyalist visit hillary's website, and sign the petition to have FL and MI voters count. the dnc really needs dean to step down, he has created this mess in the democratic party!
The is is John McCain! Do you know where your children are? I do. It's 3:46 Am, I'm in the White House, and your children are safe in Bed...
NO McCain! It will be a huge trouble for our country.
democrats need to attack
make vidoes of the effect of the republican an dbush policies
videos of iraq
or poverty in WV and mid america
of imports from China
of the wealth that has gone to china, and mid east and russia
attack attack attack
Cindy's history and addiction
His miliatry past – what the hell has McCain done in the army?
Tell women he will take away right to abortion
tell minorities he will enforce segregation
Trace history of McCAin, Huckaclown and Rove
and see how many White Superamacists they had ties to
Attack in every way
dont be wimps
If there is truly a God He will give us the ticket of Obama/Clinton and then maybe we can finally take back our counrty and restore the USA to what it once was.
However, I for one would like to see a single payer health care system such as in Canada. We MUST get the insurance companies out of the heath care business. I am afraid that both Obama and Clinton do not get this and they, while of their plans are better then what we have need to go a step further and have single payer. If someone does not care to be in that system so be it and just go out and buy your own, but that person can't just keep jumping back and forth, a waiting system must be in place for cases such as this. In other words one or the other.
Go Obama and Hillary.
THIS LADY IS FIGHTING FOR ONE THING:HER INTERESTS!
We need to focus on McCain. Clinton should remain in the contest if she chooses, but she should not try to weaken Obama at this point. If both candidates aim their arguments towards the Republicans NOW we as a party (and nation) will do better in November. I still believe we will walk all over that fossil the Republicans are supporting. But if Gore could lose to a dribbling moron like Bush, then we better come out swinging!
Please donate NOW to the Democratic Party, moveon.org, or your Democratic nominee of choice (presidential and congressional).
Let's not let the party of "Greedy Old Pigs" near the Whitehouse this time.
Why is this lady still news?.......
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Go Clinton go! This is the reason you should be the nominee. You're the best attack dog in America. Blunter then bludgeony blunt bludgeons can get.
I am an Obama supporter who would love an Obama/Clinton ticket. She is the attack dog mild mannered Obama needs. And what a coo... the Democratic party with the first black AND woman as leaders. He claims he can bring people together...start by healing your own party. The voters are split down the middle. Lets give them both.
HRC was wise to liken Mission Accomplished with "2013". That's exactly what's going on here. More fake, false promises.
Hillary supporters will neither back nor join the ridiculous SNOBBY Obama cult....With Repubs attacking THE PRODUCT......OBAMA
He is set to lose NOVEMBER.... and HE AND HIS SUPPORTERS DESERVE IT.....
Yay go Hillary
Keep it up my Lady !!!
Clinton is the leader. Obama is the follower. Clinton doesn't need a prepared text to respond to Bush and McCain, doesn't need to read off paper the way Obama did. Clinton can stand on her own two feet. Obama can't.
Pump it up Hill! Go after the real pigs in the race and do it with the vengeance only you can wield. It's time to focus on dismembering the Republicans, one digit at a time from now until November. Let's all go after McCain's jugular together and force him into retirement.
If Hilary doesn't get the norminee , Democratic party is over!
Obama right now is almost 100% unelectable.
"It sounded a lot like 'Mission Accomplished,' only postponed into 2013," said Clinton. I admire NY senator. Good luck in your fight for the normination of Dem party. Whoever win, it will be refreshing!.
Well Hillary you might not be our nominee but you are still one hell of a democrat. Lets kick some elephant but!
for once we agree senator clinton
First: "Mission Accomplished" is the impression I received also. Second: Anyone beating Clinton in all of the ways Obama has should not have a problem with the electoral map. "Last ditch effort" is the impression I get with that argument.
You Go Hillary all the way to the white house. Hillary has what it takes to lead this great country in the right direction.