Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Live-blogging the Dem Cleveland debate
Clinton: when anti-Semites embraced me, I rejected them

"There's a difference between rejecting and denouncing," Clinton said, appearing to try to make it seem as if Obama was trying to split the difference by not strongly enough disassociating himself from Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright.

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1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

While Hillary was certainly right to reject support from anti-Semitic groups when she ran for the Senate, doing that in New York didn't require great political courage. Given the state's relatively large Jewish population, it was a no brainer.

I don't think the bit about Farrakhan and Wright worked very well, either. Obama was definite in distancing himself from them. He could hardly be expected to tar and feather them, and run them out of town on a rail.