2008: Clinton Campaign Memo Says Obama Not ‘Fundamentally American’
July 7, 2016 - accent chair
President Obama enthusiastically campaigned on interest of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, job her a many qualified presidential claimant in American history. But a dual Democrats had a wintry (at best) attribute a final time Clinton ran for boss in 2008.
One vital indicate of tension came after a Mar 2007 Clinton debate memo leaked to a press. In a memo, Clinton’s arch strategist Mark Penn pronounced he couldn’t suppose America electing Obama during a time of fight since he wasn’t “fundamentally American.”
“All of these articles about his boyhood in Indonesia and his life in Hawaii are geared towards display his credentials is diverse, multicultural and putting that in a new light,” Penn wrote. “Save it for 2050.”
“It also exposes a really clever debility for him — his roots to simple American values are during best limited. we can't suppose America electing a boss during a time of fight who is not during his core essentially American in his meditative and values.”
“He told a people of [New Hampshire] yesterday he has a Kansas accent since his mom was from there. His mom lived in many states as distant as we can tell — though this is an instance of a nonsense he uses to cover this up,” Penn continued.
“Let’s categorically possess ‘American’ in a programs, a speeches and a values. He doesn’t,” Penn said later.
Another indicate of feeling between a dual Democrats came when Clinton’s New Hampshire debate chair Billy Shaheen speculated that Republicans would conflict Obama as a drug dealer. “It’ll be, ‘When was a final time? Did we ever give drugs to anyone? Did we sell them to anyone?’ There are so many openings for Republican unwashed tricks,” he said.
Clinton after offering her reparation to Obama over a attack, observant she had zero to do with it. He refused her apology, however, and indicted her debate of stoking rumors that he was a Muslim. After he rejected her apology, Clinton reportedly “exploded on Obama” in anger.