SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS–Another example of Sen. Barack Obama borrowing stirring language from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Patrick on June 30, 2006: “I am not asking anybodyto take a chance on me. I’m asking you to take a chance on your own aspirations.”
Obama on Nov. 2, 2007: “I’m not not asking you to take a chance on me. I’m asking you to take a chance on your own aspirations.”
This was provided by a rival campaign.
During satellite interviews today Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked about Obama borrowing material from Patrick. The two share in common a key strategist, David Axelrod.
Two questions about the speech flap with Obama, including a reference to
Asked by KGMB, the the CBS affiliate in Honolulu, about her use of
“Fired up and ready to go,” a stock line of Obama’s, HRC: “Oh, that’s
kind of a silly comparison. That’s a line that’s been around a long
time. But the real issue is if you’re entire candidacy is about words,
they should be your own words. And you may know that both Deval Patrick
and Sen. Obama have the same consultant and adviser, who is apparently
putting words in both of their mouths. And I think that’s a serious
question to be raised because, obviously, we’re asking the people of
Hawaii to hire us for the toughest job in the world.”
To KITV in Honolulu, asked about Obama’s speech flap:
HRC: “There’s a big difference between a single word and along string of
words. Look, it’s not us making this charge. It’s the media. You know,
the media is finally examining my opponent which I think is important
because we’re trying to pick a president, someone for the toughest job
in the world. So, I think the media is going to be putting forth
whatever facts and information it has for voters to assess on their