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Clinton: “When the Going Gets Tough You Can’t Run Away”
(Time magazine’s blog top headline)
“We need a president who is going to be up there fighting every day for the American people and not complain about how much pressure there is, and how hard the questions are.”
|THIS is how a mature, seasoned, ready-from-day-one candidate speaks about the difficulties of campaigning.
Via Time magazine’s The Page blog.
From Hillary’s interview today on the Fox 29 morning show in Philadelphia. Read more, including the quotes below:
HRC: We were both asked some pretty tough questions and that’s part of what happens in a debate and in a campaign. And I know he spent all day yesterday complaining about the hard questions he was asked. Being asked tough questions in a debate is nothing like the pressures you face inside the White House.
In fact, when the going gets tough, you just can’t walk away because we’re going to have some very tough decisions that we have to make. I think we need a president who can take whatever comes your way. You have to stand strong; you have to fight for the American people – because it will not be easy to stand up against the special interests.
Q: So you were fine with the debate, did you see any problem with it?
HRC: Well, can I say that I’ve been through, what 23 of these debates? And as I recall, I was asked some pretty tough questions in nearly every one of them.
That goes with the territory, having been inside the White House, I know the pressures inside the White House, I know how hard it is every single day. When the going gets tough you can’t run away. And it’s going to be tough going to deal with these hard problems; getting out of Iraq in the right way, turning the economy around, getting universal health care, ending our dependence on foreign oil.
The special interests are going to be a lot tougher than 90 minutes of questions from two journalists and we need a president who is going to be up there fighting everyday for the American people and not complain about how much pressure there is, and how hard the questions are.
We are digging up more on Barack Obama’s contrasting immaturity and shocking behavior. Stay tuned. Below is a better video than the original YouTube we put up last night. The point is that it is clearer — and an UPDATE from the Chicago Tribune:
UPDATE: From the Chicago Tribune‘s blog, The Swamp:
PHILADELPHIA –The fallout over Wednesday’s debate in Philadelphia continued this morning as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested to a local TV newscast that Sen. Barack Obama’s complaints about his questioning at the event displayed a “walk away” mentality “when the going gets tough.” …
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“The one thing his voters can count on is that they will ultimately be disappointed.”
Der Spiegel had it exactly right.