Seeking to stabilize her 2016 campaign in South Carolina, the state where her 2008 contest with incumbent President Barack Obama took its nastiest turn, former secretary of state, Mrs. Hillary Clinton linked herself repeatedly to the president. She praised President Obama for having “led our country out of the Great Recession.” She further gave Obama a thumbs up for his nuclear deal with Iran: “I was very pleased to be part of what the president put into action.”
Clinton proves there is no permanent friend or foe in politics
Around this time in 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were engaged in an epic and fierce political battle for the Democratic presidential nomination ticket with debates that were often marked by acrimonious exchanges between the two leading candidates at the time. Presently, there’s no greater defender of the president and his actions on a Democratic debate stage than his former rival, Hillary Clinton. “I think, as commander in chief, you’ve got to constantly be evaluating the decisions you have to make. I know a little bit about this, having spent many hours in the situation room, advising President Obama,” Clinton said. Although, the Democratic presidential hopeful is not always in support of the president’s actions, as she recently criticized Obama’s actions on deportation of immigrants.
Hillary Clinton appeals to black voters
Twice in the debate, the former secretary of state, Clinton sought to evoke outrage about racial inequities. According to the New York Times, Mrs. Clinton said one in three black men may “end up going to prison,” she added starkly, “I want people here to think what we would be doing if it was one out of three white men.” Hillary Clinton’s outreach to black voters began Saturday night, before the commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday when she lavished praise on Mr. Obama at a heavily black Democratic dinner in Charleston, recalling the president’s impromptu tribute at a memorial service last year for nine Emanuel A.M.E. parishioners who were killed at the church.