The Washington Times - February 21, 2008, 08:27AM
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday went after Sen. Barack Obama as inexperienced on matters of national security and as a politician with no record of accomplishment.\ \ \ The New York Democrat said it was time to “get real” that only she has the credentials to face Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.\ \ \ “That is all we’re asking for, we’re asking to compare our records, we’re asking to compare our years of service … our ideas, our solutions,” Mrs. Clinton said yesterday as her husband called Texas and Ohio make-or-break elections.\ \ \ She brushed off losing 10 straight contests to Mr. Obama, telling a Texas NBC affiliate, “We’ve won some, and we’ve lost some, and the race is still essentially tied.”\ \ \ Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said he is “amused” and considers it “lunacy” when Clinton aides suggest they are nearly tied because Mr. Obama has the delegate lead based on his latest victories.\ \ \ “They are going to have to win landslides from here on out to erase [the Obama lead],” he said.

Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times