Obama: I’ll Take On Anybody | Decision '08

Obama: I’ll Take On Anybody | Decision '08

Published April 11, 2008

Posted March 27, 2008 – As Hillary Clinton tries to get past bad memories of Bosnia, she wants to make sure that no one forgets Barack's controversial long-time pastor Jeremiah White.

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"I think given all we've seen and heard, he would not have been my pastor," Clinton said during a news conference this week. "We don't have a choice when it comes to our relatives.  We have a choice when it comes to our pastors and the churches we attend," Clinton said. 

Obama's campaign fired back saying this controversy won’t knock Obama off his game.  At a town hall meeting in Greensboro , N.C. , Wednesday afternoon, Obama warned that he’ll “take on anybody. …If I’ve got the American people behind me, then I fear no man, and I fear no woman.”  

Obama’s campaign spokesman said, "It's disappointing to see Hillary Clinton's campaign sink to this low.” 

Clinton's comments come one week after her rival, Barack Obama, gave his race speech in which he condemned the comments of Wright, but not the reverend himself, and the same day Clinton was trying to backtrack on a remark about a 1996 trip to Bosnia.

"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead, we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." But video, shot that day, contradicts her version of the story. 

If you look at the video, no one seems to be doing any running or ducking. But there does appear to be a ceremony, at which Clinton kisses an 8-year-old girl on the cheek. 

So what did Clinton have to say about that? 

She said she was "sleep-deprived and misspoke." 

Do you think Clinton made a mistake of flat out lied?  Do you think she is hurting her credibility?  Click "Discuss Now" to post your comment.

Written by BET-Staff


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