Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Vilsack: Clinton's Attack Dog?

From MSNBC's First Read...

the Clinton campaign has a new direct mail piece that includes a letter from former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D). The letter hits Obama on health care and uses Paul Krugman to do the hitting. Vilsack says in the letter, "Barack Obama's health care plan, which he often calls 'universal,' would actually leave as many as 15 million people without health insurance. That's not really universal coverage at all. And when questioned about the flaws of the plan, Mr. Obama threw back talking points worthy of Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney. But don't take my word for it; read the opinion of Paul Krugman of the New York Times in his op-ed piece entitled, ‘Mandates and Mudslinging.’” Of course, this is nothing that the campaign and candidate hasn't said themselves. But it's also telling that six months ago, the predictions were that the final weeks of the debate in Iowa would be over Iraq. Instead, it's over health care -- or at least that’s what Team Clinton wants to discuss.
Here's a picture of what the mailing says.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm only surprised they didn't send Vilsack out to hit Obama on electability. If I were running Clinton's campaign, that's what I would have surrogates do in the final weeks. A lot of undecided voters like Obama but have serious doubts about whether he's experienced enough to win an election.