At the Texas debate last week, Hillary Clinton gloated when an Obama supporter couldn’t play the “Name One” game.
CLINTON: But there are differences between us. And I think, in our efforts to draw those contrasts and comparisons, we obviously try to let voters know how we see the world differently.
And I do offer solutions. That’s what I believe in and what I have done. And it’s what I offer to voters because it’s part of my life, over the last 35 years, working to get kids health care, working to expand legal services for the poor, working to register voters, working to make a difference. Because I think that this country has given me so much.
And there are differences between our records and our accomplishments. I have to confess, I was somewhat amused, the other night, when, on one of the TV shows, one of Senator Obama’s supporters couldn’t.
So I know that there are comparisons and contrasts to be drawn between us. And it’s important that voters get that information. So, yes, I do think that words are important and words matter, but actions speak louder than words.
Well, the tables have turned. Jennifer Skalka at Hotline On Call reports that Hillary supporters had their own stumped moment over their candidates’ foreign policy credentials.
Responding to the release of HRC’s new TX TV ad, which asserts in no subtle terms that only she has the experience to deal with a major world crisis, and, relatedly, to keep your children safe, Slate’s John Dickerson asked the obvious question:
“What foreign policy moment would you point to in Hillary’s career where she’s been tested by crisis?” he said.
Silence on the call. You could’ve knit a sweater in the time it took the usually verbose team of Mark Penn, Howard Wolfson and Lee Feinstein, Clinton’s national security director, to find a cogent answer. And what they came up with was weak — that she’s been endorsed by many high ranking members of the uniformed military.
Skalka’s got the audio. And the silence indeed speaks volumes.