Barack Obama and
Hillary Clinton feud over foreign policy
The bout between Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama picking up speed, foreign policy a
serious divider between the two presidential candidates.
The once rumored presidential team Clinton-Obama 2008 (Obama-Clinton
'08) seems less likely to happen with every speech each of the
2008 Presidential Elections candidate delivers. A strong
disagreement on foreign policy is the latest divider between the
Barack Obama attacked Hillary Clinton on her refusal to consider meeting with the leaders of
hostile nations like Iran, Cuba, Syria, North Korea and
Venezuela. According to Obama, the stance Hillary Clinton takes
on the issue will leave the stats quo of the current Bush
Barack Obama went as far as promising to
meet with the leaders of those countries during his first year
in the White House. With this statement Obama may have gained
and lost some points in the race - the Cuban natives in Miami
would welcome a meeting between the next President and Fidel
Castro , as long as it would lead to the lift of the embargo.
And a promise of a face-to-face meeting with Iran's Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad is alienating the Jewish community from the
Soon after the debate, Hillary Clinton
commented on Obama's foreign policy calling him "irresponsible
and naive." This allowed Barack Obama to shift the focus from
his remarks to Clinton's vote on the Iraq war, and respond that
her vote for the war was "irresponsible and naive."
Both coming from an anti-war party, Hillary
gave enough ammunition to Obama and in the upcoming debates we
should see the war vote of Hillary Clinton to come up often as
the major issue.
The latest bickering between the two top
Democrats has not changed the odds on the 2008 Presidential
Race. Hillary Clinton remains the favorite to win the Elections
next November with odds 2/1, followed by Barack Obama 9/2
and Rudy Giuliani with 5/1, according to the online bookmaker
Bodog Sports (new window).
Published on 07/28/2007
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