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Group Appalled by Clinton Campaign Attacks on Senator Obama's Past Drug Use

The American people's desire for national change should include how campaigns are run and the ending of vicious personal attacks.

 

Contact: Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Defense Coalition is appalled by the Clinton campaign attacks on Senator Obama's past drug use.

 

The coalition says attacks are a painful reminder of the Clinton's eight year legacy which was one of "the politics of personal destruction."

 

The group says the American people's desire for national change should include how campaigns are run and the ending of vicious personal attacks.

 

The Christian Defense Coalition adds that Senator Clinton should condemn all such attacks and go on the record stating that no person connected with her campaign will resort to such hateful tactics in the future.

 

The coalition adds that Senator Clinton should hold up Senator Obama's life as an example of hope and inspiration to those caught in the similar web of drugs and despair.

 

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "Although I strongly disagree with many of Senator Obama's policy positions and would never vote for him, I find the Clinton campaign's personal attacks on his past drug use to be appalling and disgraceful.  It is a painful reminder of how the Clintons conducted business while they were in the White House for eight years.  Their legacy was one of 'the politics of personal destruction.'

 

"The American public is crying out for real change and reform and they do not want to relive those days of negativity and anger.

 

"Instead of being condemned and exploited for political gain, the journey of Senator Obama should serve as a model of hope and inspiration for all young men facing similar challenges. Especially those in urban communities.  Senator Obama did not surrender to the hopelessness of drugs and fear, but rather chose a path of education and personal empowerment.

 

"The Clinton campaign should stop trying to use the past struggles of Senator Obama for political gain and focus on the message of hope his life offers to those caught in the same web of despair."

 

For more information or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney 202.547.1735    Cell: 540.538.4741