Update: McCain has a history of ugliness (and a complicit Big Media protected McCain) towards the Clinton’s – including attacking Chelsea Clinton when Chelsea was a little girl.
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Yesterday John McCain responded it was “an excellent question” when a questioner asked “How do we beat the bitch?”
In a letter published in today’s New York Times former Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro not only named Tim Russert as a main opponent against Hillary in the last debate, Ferraro had three challenges for the anti-Hillary mob:
Barack Obama has said that, when he was attacked for 15 minutes in a prior debate, he didn’t raise his race as an issue. Fifteen minutes is not two hours, though, and I feel sure that, if Senator Obama had been subjected to so sustained an attack, plenty of other people would be talking about racism, even if he wasn’t. But then, as I’ve said before, in this country it’s still O.K. to be sexist, but not to be racist.
I’ll be watching the coming candidate debates on CNN, and if the Republican front-runner, Rudolph W. Giuliani, is the sole subject of two hours of personal attacks, I’ll rethink my position.
It will help if, next time out, John Edwards and Senator Obama stick to substantive policy disagreements with Senator Clinton. If they can’t, they’ll only prove themselves unworthy of our party’s nomination.
Tomorrow night instead of the male candidates called to account to their personal attacks against Hillary we will not be surprised if instead Hillary is attacked again for allegedly daring to raise the “gender card”. Instead of the sustained personal attacks against Hillary being the issue, the victim will be blamed. Russert’s misbehaviors and distortions in the previous two debates, of course, will not be mentioned.
ABC News is speculating on what will transpire in Las Vegas, Nevada as the desperate Obama and Edwards gamble on more attacks against Hillary aided by Big Media complicity:
In the two weeks since the last Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton has seen her rivals garner increased media attention with sharp rhetoric and pointed jabs at her candidacy and character. For Clinton, the debate is a chance to come out swinging against the “boys” standing with her on stage and try to reverse the perception that her campaign has hit a rough patch.
But Clinton, who in past debates has not focused her rhetoric on her rivals, may want to work on landing some direct punches of her own on Thursday. Because dodging and weaving isn’t going to work if the last few days on the campaign trail are any indication of what’s ahead in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday John Edwards once again would not come out and say he would support Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination, sticking to his statement that he expects to support the nominee and he expects to be the nominee, ABC News’ Raelyn Johnson reports.
Edwards long ago became the Nader wannable in this election cycle. Gravel will not be at the debate. Senator Dodd, battered by Connecticut polls showing about 5% support in his home state, might withdraw from the beat up Hillary coalition. Governor Richardson never joined the beat up Hillary coalition.
Debate night is tomorrow. We’ll have questions for Obama raised by his appearance on Meet the Press later today.
Clear your calendars for tomorrow night – 8:00 p.m. (ET); 5:00 p.m. (PT). CNN. Moderators are Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, John Roberts.