I have been in the crowd of Democrats to be pleased with all of the candidates this year. I was uncomfortable when Bill Clinton seemed to cross the line in attacking Obama, but I also thought Hillary Clinton should necessarily be blamed for that.
Here’s a story from the Washington Post and everywhere else, in which the Clinton campaign accuses Obama of plagiarizing a speech because he and someone else pointed out that “We hold these truths to be self evident,” “I have a dream” and “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” were also just words. Both Obama and the other guy were responding to opponents who claimed they were only empty words.
The attacks from the Clinton campaign are wrong, the idea is not unique, the phrasing is not the same. It is absolutely not plagiarism. The attacks are also desperate. And while as mentioned Bill Clinton put me off before, this is the first time I’ve found myself really angry at Hillary Clinton and her campaign.
If you watch the link from the Wa.Po. story you will see how absurd Clinton’s claims are. I hope this turns the stomach of people on the fence in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.