“I think that since we now know Sen. McCain will be the nominee for the Republican Party, national security will be front and center in this election. We all know that. And I think it’s imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold,” the New York senator told reporters crowded into an infant’s bedroom-sized hotel conference room in Washington.
“I believe that I’ve done that. Certainly, Sen. McCain has done that and you’ll have to ask Sen. Obama with respect to his candidacy,” she said.
Calling McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee a good friend and a “distinguished man with a great history of service to our country,” Clinton said, “Both of us will be on that stage having crossed that threshold."
Senator Clinton went on to say: She and McCain had traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan together as she repeated a line that surfaced from the campaign trail. She and McCain “bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, Clinton said, while “Sen. Obama will bring a speech he gave in 2002,” stating his opposition to the Iraq war as an Illinois state senator.
I don't know about you all, but this is beyond nuts. She is endorsing the Republican nominee over her democratic opponent, the favored (at this point) Democratic nominee. Why? See R. Thelonious post earlier in the day. Here is why:
In all seriousness, Hillary Clinton will not have my vote come November anymore. She has crossed many lines including her vote for the war, the Iran vote and the fearmongering she has engaged in and now endorsing McCain over her fellow Democratic opponent. She is not a democrat, she is a centrist and I don't know if everyone is noticing, but she is becoming more and more acceptable to the right wing. They see Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the choice is clear for them. I think they may even choose Clinton over McCain on some issues. That is not a joke.
Shame on the Clintons. They are not the Democratic saviors they are made out to be. In fact, they destroyed the democratic party and continue upon that quest. A job well done.
I will see you in Pennsylvania.