Obama Supporter Questions Ex Prez...

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A retired general who has a prominent role in Barack Obama's campaign says former President Clinton is unfairly trying to question Obama's patriotism.

Merrill "Tony" McPeak says he's astonished by recent comments Bill Clinton made while speculating about a general election between Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

The ex-president told a group of veterans yesterday he thinks it'd be great if there was an election year where you had two people -- quote -- "who loved this country."

A Clinton campaign spokesman says McPeak's misinterpreting the remarks.

Last month, Obama's wife, Michelle, drew criticism for telling an audience that, for the first time in her adult life, she's proud of the United States.

The campaign clarified those comments by saying she was proud of U.S. politics for the first time and has always been proud of her country.

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  • by Billy Location: MI on Mar 22, 2008 at 07:09 PM
    Hello - Why doesn't Hilary Clinton just threaten to run as an Independent if she doesn't get the nomination? I bet she would win the general election. Also, why couldn't Obama wait until AFTER Good Friday for his self-aggrandizing announcement about Bill Richardson. Looks kind of bad when you are doing that on a Christian day when self-sacrifice is the motto. Especially right when Christ was on the cross (supposedly). I don't know about this Obama guy folks.
  • by Eileen McWright Location: Seattle on Mar 22, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    This "patriotism" obsession is a typical knee-jerk reaction of the Rush Limbaugh/Fox news TV viewers. But I was surprised at Bill Clinton's insinuations of Obama's supposed lack of patriotism. Shameful indeed! Only shades less worse than downright McCarthyism! Way back in 1992 before the elections, Bill Clinton himself was the victim of similar tactics by George Bush Sr. George Bush Sr. who would repeatedly allude to Bill Clinton's lack of patriotism for staging anti-war (Vietnam war) protests in foreign soil!
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