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01-04-2008, 07:32 PM
Struggling candidates reach for '9/11 cards'

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Struggling_candidates_reach_for_911_cards_0104.htm l

(Gold9472: My two cents (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9106) on playing the "9/11 Card".)

Nick Juliano
Published: Friday January 4, 2008

Well they're off - officially - in the race for the White House, and one-time frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton have stumbled out of the gates.

What's a struggling New York pol to do? Never Forget.

Clinton and Giuliani both broke out 9/11 references a day after the Iowa Caucuses upended the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.

"None of this worries me - Sept. 11, there were times I was worried," Giuliani told the New York Daily News, brushing off his sub-Ron Paul finish in a state he virtually ignored.

The former mayor, who left office three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, is an old hand at going to the 9/11 well when his political fortunes need a boost. He was joined Friday, though, by Hillary Clinton, New York's junior senator, elected just less than a year before the attacks.

"We have people who are plotting against us right now, getting ready to repeat the atrocity of Sept 11. We know it, I see the intelligence reports," Clinton told voters Friday morning in New Hampshire, which is being seen as a must-win state for the former First Lady.

Clinton has said she's prepared for a long national campaign, and Giuliani is counting on wins in Florida and later states, so each could survive if they fail to win New Hampshire. Bill Clinton only took 2nd in the 1992 New Hampshire primary, so victory there is hardly a requirement.

Satire blog Wonkette panned Clinton for "pulling a page from Rudy Giuliani’s thus-far resoundingly successful campaign."