Plouffe: We Never Asked Hillary to Attack Palin

Plouffe: We Never Asked Hillary to Attack Palin

On Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe denied former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s claim in her 635-page, critically panned memoir “Hard Choices” that the Obama campaign requested Hillary attack then-Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin because she was a woman.

“We never tried to do that,” Plouffe asserted “We did want her to go out there and speak, but not about Sarah Palin’s gender.” 

Plouffe’s statement is in direct contrast to what Clinton wrote in the opening pages of “Hard Choices.”  Hillary detailed that shortly after Palin was announced as Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) running mate the Obama campaign released a “dismissive” statement about Palin and asked Clinton to “follow suit.” Hillary insisted “I wasn’t going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other woman, I didn’t think that made political sense, and it didn’t feel right.”

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