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Obama Adviser Provides Material For Attack Ads On Obama

For a little while, we’ve joked that John McCain could use footage of Hillary Clinton declaring that Obama’s not ready to be commander-in-chief in a general election advertising. Picture it: “Even Democrats like Hillary Clinton acknowledge that Barack Obama isn’t up to the job of protecting the country…”

But now it’s even better, because now there’s a quote from one of Obama’s own advisers!

As Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for an afternoon news conference here in Washington, where she is to be surrounded by “military officers,” her campaign has put up a YouTube moment that you can bet will be replayed over and over.
In it, Susan Rice, a foreign policy adviser to Senator Barack Obama, discusses the foreign policy credentials of both Democrats against the tableau of Mrs. Clinton’s 3 a.m. phone call advertisement about who would be best prepared for an international crisis. (While your children are safely asleep.)
“Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at three o’clock in the morning and yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready,’’ Ms. Rice said. “They’re both not ready to have that 3 a.m. phone call.”

In a word… awesome.

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