McCain Trails Clinton Accuses Her of Surrender

Might we see the first shots of the 2008 Presidential Election being fired?  Republican John McCain today accused Hillary Clinton of wanting to surrender to our enemies.

From 'The Caucus' blog, at the New York Times site:

"Candidate Clinton has called for surrender and waving the white flag," he said during an appearance in West Palm Beach. "I think it's terrible. I think it's terrible."

It may be a bit early for the two frontrunners to engage.  Clinton has kept her powder dry, mentioning McCain only when prompted in debates, or by reporters.  If McCain is the nominee for the Republicans it is clear he will campaign on toughness, experience, and foreign policy, as evidenced by McCain's remarks today.

National polling out from LA Times / Bloomberg today shows Hillary Clinton beating McCain in a head to head match up, 46% to 42%.   Obama loses to John McCain 41% to 42%.

'The Caucus':

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ 01/24/mccain-says-clinton-would-surrende r/index.html?hp

Tags: 2008 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton, John McCain (all tags)

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8 Comments

This comic book language aint going to work

It will work with the koolaiders but for the rest of the country is is sounding very micky mouse or Popeye'ish.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-24 12:10PM | 0 recs
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This kind of talk will always help Hillary in the primary.

Our candidates should have taken that lesson to heart in the SC debate when they decided to talk about McCain as the presumptive nominee.  You have to be strategic in these things.

I hope Hillary will point out the fact that McCain is giving us the same old demagoguery we've heard from George Bush for the last 8 years.  Which is a pretty sure sign he represents more of the same.

by Steve M 2008-01-24 12:12PM | 0 recs
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Ah, John McCain, with some fresh rhetoric, so good to know the republicans CAN progress.

What year is it?

2004?

Is he still running against Kerry?

by Marsha1 2008-01-24 01:43PM | 0 recs
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I hate to say it, but McCain will wipe the floor with Clinton. He will commit to serving only one term and pick a VP that the conservatives can live with/groom for 2012. The independents will strongly move to McCain. Be careful what you wish for.

by Lawdawg 2008-01-24 03:21PM | 0 recs
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I don't get the impression that you hate to say it.

by Steve M 2008-01-24 03:31PM | 0 recs
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I couldn't care less what your impression is quite frankly. McCain will pick a conservative VP and satisfy that wing of the GOP. They will come out in force in November against Clinton. That's my opinion. Pray for Romney, Clinton can beat him without too much trouble.

by Lawdawg 2008-01-24 03:41PM | 0 recs
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I don't know, people might be tired of the usual thing, Clinton appeals to the intellect in us (IF Clinton gets the nomination).

It might shake out that Hillary, say, comes across more aware, more capable of ACTIVE thinking. She has done a good job of divorcing herself from the weak Pelosi and Reid, in the case of a democratic backlash, she might come out unscathed.

We'll see, everyday brings something different, changing the odds.

This move today by Pelosi, today, in regard to the economic package was stupid, criminal to me, encouraging consumer fiscal irresponsibility to rescue Bush, again.

Gosh, enough Nancy.

by Marsha1 2008-01-24 05:33PM | 0 recs
She can deal with McCain

And yes part of dealing with McCain is doing some negative campaign.

You can't HOPE he loses.  You have to go after his age and temperment.  You also have to go after his health issues.  Also make sure some of his past comments re: Iraq, Iran get on tv.

by dpANDREWS 2008-01-25 02:20AM | 0 recs

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