FACT: What Hillary Really Said About Reagan

Hillary Did Not List Ronald Reagan As Favorite President

Statement from Peter Daou, Clinton campaign's Internet Director

http://facts.hillaryhub.com/

In an effort to divert attention from Senator Obama's comments about President Reagan and his assertion that the GOP has been the "party of ideas," the Obama campaign circulated an item this evening from the Salmon Press in New Hampshire that asserts that Senator Clinton listed the former President as one of her favorite presidents. In fact, Senator Clinton only complimented President Reagan's communications skills - an attribute of his that has been widely praised by Americans of all ideological stripes - and did not list him as one of her favorite presidents. She also noted that she respected George H.W. Bush.

David Cutler, the co-owner of Salmon Press Newspapers, released the following statement:

The question posed was originally what portraits would you hang in the White House if you were President and as the dialogue progressed, who are the presidents you admire most?

She [Sen. Clinton] listed several presidents that she admired and mentioned she liked Reagan's communication skills. She did not say Reagan was her favorite President. She didn't say anything close to that.

Kos wrote a 3 part post on this Reagan "new ideas" issue. I bet he feels like an ASS.

Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Kos, Hillary Clinton, Kos, Ronald Regan (all tags)

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Re: FACT: What Hillary Really Said About Reagan

Kos is not a Democrat. He's a reformed Republican.

by lonnette33 2008-01-18 04:59PM | 0 recs
FACT: What Hillary Really Said About Reagan

I am so disappointed in DKos and Kos in particular. He has done a lot of good. But in this election, he just seems to have bought into the Obama fantasy world, where everything the Democrats and the Clinton's stand for is bad.

As for Obama's latest lie, it reminds me of his use of the race card right after his New Hampshire defeat. Then it was used to draw attention away from  his defeat. Now he is lying to draw attention away from his own GOP beliefs.

by moi moi 2008-01-18 06:54PM | 0 recs
Re: FACT: What Hillary Really Said About Reagan

So in fact she said the EXACT same thing as Obama. How...hypocrtical.

by mattmfm 2008-01-18 05:05PM | 0 recs
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Nice try matt.

by lonnette33 2008-01-18 05:09PM | 0 recs
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PS. She can't even count a lie without another lie. The "Obama campaign circulated"?? Ehh, it was a blogger that uncovered it on HER website. Guess HER campaign should be a bit more careful of what they post.

by mattmfm 2008-01-18 05:06PM | 0 recs
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You seem awfully confident that the Obama campaign didn't circulate what that blogger found.  Somehow, I doubt you have reason to be, I think you just like accusing people of lying.

by Steve M 2008-01-18 05:11PM | 0 recs
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After being shown to be totally wrong about his  rant Kos writes  ...

So Hillary didn't say Reagan was one of her favorites either. She just praised his skills. Like someone else suddenly being attacked for doing the same.

It's sad fixture of American politics that groups like the dailykos are given a public platform.

by kristoph 2008-01-18 05:08PM | 0 recs
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Way to go lonnette33. I will certainly recommend.

by Kingstongirl 2008-01-18 05:09PM | 0 recs
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Kos had to back down from what he said. Hillary never said that the GOP was the party of ideas or furthered the Reagan myth. Not the same thing no matter how they want to scream and gnash their teeth. Anyway, judging by the reaction, Obama's gaffe must have done major damage and his polling must be tanking. That's the only reason I can see for the hysteria.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-18 05:11PM | 0 recs
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How anyone can believe anything the Obama campaign does these days is beyond me.  It's been obvious since they tried to frame the Clintons as "racist" that they care nothing about the truth.

by reasonwarrior 2008-01-18 05:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Screw kos

Punishing Lieberman for campaigning with McCain (much as I'd love to do it) would also be an absolute GIFT to McCain.  They'd play the martyr card to the hilt.

by Steve M 2008-01-18 05:52PM | 0 recs
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Notice Hillary made sure to say that Lieberman is an INDEPENDENT Democrat(so he certainly doesn't speak for real Democrats) who caucuses with the Democrats and she hopes he continues to do so.

by Kingstongirl 2008-01-18 06:10PM | 0 recs
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The Daily Kos is hard to bare anymore. I was very much involved in the site during the 2006 midterms. Now the anti Hillary atmospere is just wretched and disgusting. Kos has always supported that atmosphere, even though he's usually subtle in how he criticizes her. Not here however. Shame on him.

by Christopher Lib 2008-01-18 06:57PM | 0 recs
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Nope not here.
Here we have an anti-Obama atmosphere.

Both sites have found their niche and neither are particularly pleasant these days.

by JDF 2008-01-18 07:56PM | 0 recs

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