[CNN will rebroadcast Saturday’s ABC debates tonight at 7:00 p.m. (ET)]
A few days ago we wrote False, vain hopes, espoused by Obama must be countered by Hillary with the real life hard work that creates hope. With Hillary you get: Real Hope, not Vain Hope – Real Change, not Small Change.
At Saturday night’s debate Hllary directly took on Obama’s false hopes and small change – and lies. Today, Hillary expanded on her comments.
If you give a speech saying you’ll vote againt the Patriot Act and you don’t, that’s not change.
if you say you’re going to prevent members of congress to have lunch with lobbyists sitting down, but they can still have lunch standing up, that’s not change.
If you say you passed the Patients Bill of Rights, but you don’t mention it never got signed into law, that’s not change.
If you rail against the special intersts…but you voted for Dick Cheney’s energy bill, that’s not change
If you gave a speech — and a very good speech — against the war in Iraq in 2002 and then by 2004 you’re saying you’re not sure how you would have voted, and by 2005 six and seven you’ve voted for $300 billion for the war you said you’re against, that’s not change.
She contrasted that her accomplishments she said had affected people, taking credit for the children’s health funding known as SCHIP and for getting healthcare for guard members and reservists, among other things.
And she quoted Mario Cuomo: “You campaign in poetry but you govern in prose.”
That’s the debate in New Hampshire – Action vs. Words.
Hillary Clinton Action vs. Barack Obama words. A doer versus a talker.
As common wisdom has it: Actions speak louder than words. Talk is cheap.