Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during a panel discussion at Schenectady Community College in Schenectady, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. During her stop in Schenectady, Clinton said it was wrong to set a firm timetable for the withdrawal of troops but also said America could not have an open-ended commitment to keeping U.S soldiers in Iraq.
The New York Sun has Tasini Launches Bid To Defeat Clinton
A longtime labor advocate launched his challenge to Senator Clinton’s reelection while another anti-war Senate hopeful yesterday suggested the two join forces against Mrs. Clinton in the 10-month lead-up to the Democratic primary.
A former head of the National Writers Union, Jonathan Tasini, announced his bid in a 20-minute speech to supporters and members of the press at the W Hotel in Union Square. The address largely focused on his opposition to the Iraq war: He said Mrs. Clinton and other Democrats who voted for it “abdicated their responsibility to the American people and to the values of the Democratic Party.”
This could spell some trouble for Clinton since she has been playing both ends against the middle on Iraq War policy.
Captain Ed seems to think that she could “JUMP THE SHARK” on this issue.
A group of anti-war demonstrators gathers outside the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, as U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., attends a luncheon inside.