WASHINGTON--Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle sent out a fund-raising appeal on Friday afternoon to see if they can make some money off heated exchanges this week between Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
"Last week, one of the leading Republican candidates equated Hillary with Karl Marx. Yesterday, one of the leading Democratic candidates called her "Bush-Cheney lite," Doyle wrote, in a reference to Obama.
Note how the campaign is not going to get Obama claim ownership of the word change: Again, from the Doyle letter,
Hillary needs your support most now that the attacks have started in earnest. You and I and Hillary are all ready for change."
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this from the Clinton campaign...
Last week, one of the leading Republican candidates equated Hillary with Karl Marx. Yesterday, one of the leading Democratic candidates called her "Bush-Cheney lite."
Can you imagine?? Hillary like George Bush??!! Or Dick Cheney!!
You and I both know that Hillary has stood up time and time again to the failed Bush/Cheney policies.
Well, I guess this is what Hillary gets for being the strongest, most qualified, the most substantive, the most experienced, the most ready to be president. That's what Hillary has gotten all her career for being willing to fight for change.
Now that the presidential campaign is in full swing, Hillary is under attack from opponents on all sides. When you're attacked, you expect your family and friends to stand with you. And one thing is crystal clear: you are Hillary's family; you are Hillary's friends. You are her strength. Almost one million of you -- and she's counting on you to stand with her.
You've been there, in the trenches with her, day after day, week after week, year after year.
Now there's only one thing I'm going to ask you to do: CONTRIBUTE. Send Hillary $5, 10, 15. Anything you can afford. Every dollar helps Hillary fight back.
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Why is Hillary the target of attacks like this? Because, like you, her opponents know Hillary is the candidate with the strength and experience to make change happen. America is ready for change and Hillary is ready to lead -- ready to lead the way out of Iraq, ready to make universal health care a reality, ready to restore America's leadership role in the world.
And Hillary knows just how to respond to this kind of attack. Just look at what she said yesterday:
Well, this is getting kind of silly. I've been called a lot of things in my life but I've never been called George Bush or Dick Cheney certainly. We have to ask what's ever happened to the politics of hope?
There are two reasons why Hillary is winning this race: because she's the best candidate, and because she has the support of so many committed people like you.
Will you show her your support today? Will you stand with her as she rises above these attacks? I know your contribution -- today -- will make all the difference to Hillary.
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Hillary needs your support most now that the attacks have started in earnest. You and I and Hillary are all ready for change. We can make it happen, but first we have to win.
Thank you for all your help.
Patti Solis Doyle
Hillary for President