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Hillary dumps on the dismal science


Michael Fullilove


5 May 2008 09:23

Mark Thirlwell will be disappointed. Appearing on ABC's 'This Week' with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning, Senator Hillary Clinton declared: 'I don't throw my lot in with economists.' That was in response to the near-universal drubbing Clinton's gas plan has received from economists, who accuse her of pandering. But it also jives nicely with Clinton's general criticism of elites who have, claims Clinton, not only ruined Americans' lives but found a champion in Senator Barack Obama.

Over on NBC, Obama appeared on the leading Sunday talk show, 'Meet the Press' with Tim Russert. Political junkies looking for a reminder of the contrasting styles of the two Democratic candidates could do a lot worse than watch the two interviews back-to-back. The full Obama interview is available here; excerpts of the Clinton interview are here.