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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is getting nastier the farther behind Senator Clinton falls.
Bill Richardson, the New Mexico governor who endorsed Obama on Friday, is being compared to the traitor Judas. Clinton supporter and CNN political analyst James Carville said that Richardson's backing of Obama came "right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver." Richardson served in President Bill Clinton's administration and is now endorsing his wife's rival.
Richardson says he's still the Clintons' friend and refuses to "get in the gutter" like some Clinton people are doing. Richardson says that many in Clinton's camp think they have a sense of entitlement to the presidency.
Meanwhile Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says Obama is trying to "have it both ways”, accusing his campaign of complaining about negativity while frequently going after Hillary Clinton unfairly.
Rendell, who is supporting Clinton, points to remarks by an Obama surrogate, General Tony McPeak, who compared Bill Clinton to Joe McCarthy, the famous Communist witch hunter of the 1950s. McPeak was reacting to remarks by former president Clinton questioning Obama's patriotism.
On Friday, Clinton said quote, "I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country"… suggesting that would be a match-up between Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
With more than four weeks to go to until the Pennsylvania primary, the Democratic Party continues along the path of self destruction, giving John McCain extra time to read up on the economy and learn the difference between Sunnis and Shia.
Here’s my question to you: Which of the two Democratic campaigns, Clinton or Obama, occupies the moral high ground?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
BJ from Seminole, Florida writes:
There is one candidate trying very hard to change the way politics are conducted. There is another candidate trying her level best to undermine all he is trying to do. You tell me.
Obama shows us something we haven't seen in a long time from a member of public office: integrity. How anyone can look at the Clinton campaign and say that they're running similar campaigns, I have no idea. When it came down to the two of them, I knew I had a tough decision ahead. The decision is no longer tough thanks to Hillary Clinton. She is her own worst enemy here.
It is amazing that no one seems to have noticed while Obama is spinning his wheels, Clinton is actually coming up with plans to help the American people. Where is Obama? On vacation! Sounds like the Bush presidency – when the going gets tough, go on vacation!!! I want a president who does not duck for cover when things get tough, but who fights to overcome the hurdles and that person is Sen. Clinton.
Ryan from Champaign, Illinois writes:
Jack, Morality is in the heart, and cannot be adorned or shed for political reasons. That said, Obama has shown himself to possess a high standard in this realm, while Hillary is more than willing to trample him, her party and her country to win. If she cared for any of these things, morality included, she would put an end to this mess. But, she doesn't.
Emily from Georgia writes:
They are both politicians and want to win, so they both will do and say what they think will make them look good and the other person look bad. This is what politicians do and this is what the American people expect. If you are honest, you know what I am saying is correct. So why the question? Except maybe to see how many emails you will get that have negative responses associated with Hillary Clinton and to put them on the air.
William from Los Banos, California writes:
No Clinton has the moral high ground - except maybe Chelsea. I see where James Carville compared Bill Richardson to Judas. By implication he must be comparing Bill Clinton to Jesus. As a religious person, I can say this: I know Jesus; he's a very good friend of mine. Bill Clinton is no Jesus.