Clinton, Obama needle each other
Mar 11,2008 00:00
HARRISBURG, Pa. - U.S. presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are trading barbs, she saying he's all talk and he accusing her of trying to score political points.
Clinton said Tuesday the Illinois senator's actions don't match his talk on issues such as troop withdrawal from Iraq and calls to rethink free trade agreements, the Los Angeles Times reported. In both instances, she said he pledged one thing but his advisers spoke of other options.
"There's a big difference between talk and action," she said.
The Obama campaign said the New York senator is trying to score "cheap political points" by throwing "kitchen-sink" attacks "that she knows aren't true."
Both candidates visited Mississippi, with 33 delegates at stake in Tuesday's Democratic primary, and Pennsylvania, which conducts its primary April 22.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who clinched the Republican nomination for president last week, criticized Democrats for pledging to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Act.
"We've got to stop this protectionist NAFTA-bashing," McCain said during a meeting at Savvis Inc., an information technology company with headquarters in a St. Louis suburb.
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