Sen. Clinton’s special claim to military expertise

Sen. Hillary Clinton said something interesting in Youngstown yesterday.

“Both Senator Obama and I would make history,” the New York senator said. “But only one of us is ready on day one to be commander in chief, ready to manage our economy, and ready to defeat the Republicans. Only one of us has spent 35 years being a doer, a fighter and a champion for those who need a voice.”

Note the part I’ve italicized. It’s a point she repeated at least two or three times during the speech (see fuller text here), and it has been the source of some pointed debate among interested Dem-watchers this morning. (More…)

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3 comments

  1. “….So in the absence of something more substantive than stump rhetoric, I find the potential suggestion that marriage prepares you to assume your spouse’s career tenuous, at best…”
    Amen. She picked a clever point to pivot her campaign around, and certainly it’s had its moments where it’s worked to rally people around them. I mean, her.
    Sometimes when I’m watching her on the campaign trail, I can’t help but think of Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman and how he gets elected to Congress running his campaign as “Vote for the name you know.”

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