Clinton and Obama Get Down and Dirty

Now the gloves have come off and it's about time. The presidential race, after these last eight years of lies and bullshit, SHOULD be honest and heated, and Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama do not disappoint. Sunday they came at each  other's claim to be the true candidate of change as the New Hampshire primaries winded down. Hillary Clinton told voters they should elect "a doer, not a talker." Barack Obama countered that his rivals are stuck in the politics of the past.

This was in a high school gymnasium in Nashua, New Hampshire. Clinton skewered Obama for several votes he has cast in the Senate, such as his vote in favor of the Patriot Act and for energy legislation she described as "Dick Cheney's energy bill." She never mentioned Obama's name but left no doubt about whom she was discussing.

"You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose," Clinton said.

Obama, speaking at a packed Manchester theater, took issue with Clinton's criticism of him during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate."One of my opponents said we can't just, you know, offer the American people false hopes about what we can get done," he said. "The real gamble in this election is to do the same things, with the same folks, playing the same games over and over and over again and somehow expect a different result," he said. "That is a gamble we cannot afford, that is a risk we cannot take. Not this time. Not now. It is time to turn the page."

I whole heartedly agree!