In an interview with Fox News, Hillary Clinton seemed upset Obama was discussing John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Tuesday morning. “He basically compared himself to our greatest heroes because they gave great speeches,” she said.
The candidate explained: “President Kennedy was in Congress for 14 years. He was a war hero. He was a man of great accomplishments and readiness to be president. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a movement. He was gassed. He was beaten. He was jailed. And he gave a speech that was one of the most beautifully, profoundly important speeches ever written in America, the ‘I have a dream’ speech. And then he worked with President Johnson to get the civil rights laws passed, because the dream couldn’t be realized until finally it was legally permissible for people of all colors and backgrounds and races and ethnicities to be accepted as citizens. I’m running for president because I believe that there is not a contradiction between experience and change.”
The headline Matt Drudge assigned to this story was “HILLARY UNLOADS: YOU’RE NO MARTIN LUTHER KING” and featured a photo of Obama and his wife, Michelle.
Since Hillary suffered a crippling third place finish in Iowa, there have been rumors she would drop out of the presidential race if she continued to lose in the early primary states. On Monday, she became teary-eyed discussing her candidacy, leading many news outlets to wonder if she was having an “Ed Muskie Moment.”
That day, Bill Clinton also earned a Drudge headline when he joked to voters that he can’t make his wife “younger, taller, male, there’s a list of things I can’t do.”
Early New Hampshire primary exit polls are currently favoring Obama for the Democratic nomination.