The latest one? In 2006, then future Governor Deval Patrick gave a speech when people accused him of having "just words" and nothing else to offer. His response? "Just words - like I have a dream! Just words, like 'Four Score and Seven Years Ago'."
Now, in 2008, Obama is getting hit with the exact same accusation - he's "all hat and not cattle", he's "only got speeches and nothing else" (while they ignore his passed bills, his laid out plans on the website, his book where he explains his philosophy). So Obama's response? "Just words - like I have a dream! Just words, like 'Four Score and Seven Years Ago'."
OMG WTF Obama's a plagiarist!
Or, that's what the Clinton campaign would have people believe.
Which has to be the dumbest attack yet. Even if you ignore that Patrick endorsed Obama, that the two of them have a similar message of hope and change, that they discuss issues often, and they have borrowed from each other's words and ideas. Even if you ignore that Senator Clinton has used Obama's words of "Yes we can" and "Fired up and ready to go", this is still a stupid attack.
Last time I checked, speeches on the campaign trail are all public good for use by the public. Who hasn't said "I knew John F Kennedy. You are no John F Kennedy" to someone?
This has to be the most desperate, silly, and pointless attack since Clinton's Kindergartengate.
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