“I want a long term relationship. I don’t want to just have a one night stand with all of you.”
— Sen. Hillary Clinton, quoted by ABC News, to a crowd in Iowa.
I, for one, think that too few presidential politicians boldly compare voters to some person they met in a bar and slept with. Too few. Also, Hillary is courageously taking on Sen. Obama’s elementary school record:
Today in Iowa, Senator Barack Obama said: “I have not been planning to run for President for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for.”
In third grade, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want To Be a President.’ His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga “asked her class to write an essay titled ‘My dream: What I want to be in the future.’ Senator Obama wrote ‘I want to be a President,’ she said.” [The Los Angeles Times, 3/15/07]
In kindergarten, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want to Become President.’ “Iis Darmawan, 63, Senator Obama’s kindergarten teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. He wrote an essay titled, ‘I Want To Become President,’ the teacher said.” [AP, 1/25/07 ]
The Obama campaign just gave her more ammo:
Obama spokesman Bill Burton responds: “I’m sure tomorrow they’ll attack him for being a flip-flopper because he told his second grade teacher he wanted to be an astronaut.”
President, then, astronaut, then president again: can we really trust a man who gave such inconsistent answers about what he wanted to be when he grew up?