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Rather: Hillary Must Avoid Being a “Chickenhawk”

I don’t think he knows what that means:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: The Senate Democrats want to repeal the 2002 resolution for war. Late this week they made it clear they want a new resolution that will limit the mission. Dan, they want to be able to go back to 2002, have a redo like you do on exams, “I was not feeling good that day, I got a low SAT score. I was sick, give me another redo.” Does this give Hillary a chance to register a vote that gets all that argument behind her about how she voted before?
DAN RATHER: It gives her a chance, I don’t think it will work. This is very dangerous for the Democrats. In the end it may be the best thing for them. No one should make any mistake cause it’s very dangerous for them because there is a part of the public, a large part of it hates the war, hates what’s going on, but within their gut say we don’t want to undercut troops in the field and that’s the danger for Democrats.
MATTHEWS: Any vote that changes the commission of these guys.
RATHER: Exactly. And, there’s danger for Hillary because, this argument of, well, is she a hawk, is she a dove – she has to be careful to not come across as a chickenhawk.

I think the epithet Rather is searching for here is “flip-flopper.”
Hot Air has the video.

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