Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is distancing themselves from comments their own New Hampshire's campaign chairman said earlier today that Barack Obama's past drug use would hurt his chances at winning the general election.
Earlier in the day New Hampshire Clinton chair Bill Shaheen told the Washington Post that Repiblicans would have a field day asking Obama about his admitted previous drug use.
"It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?'" Shaheen told the Post. "There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome."
“Senator Clinton is out every day talking about the issues that matter to the American people. These comments were not authorized or condoned by the campaign in any way,” said Kathleen Strand, New Hampshire Clinton spokesman.
Obama's national campaign manager David Plouffe had this statement:
“Hillary Clinton said attacking other Democrats is the ‘fun part’ of this campaign, and now she’s moved from Barack Obama’s kindergarten years to his teenage years in an increasingly desperate effort to slow her slide in the polls. Senator Clinton’s campaign is recycling old news that Barack Obama has been candid about in a book he wrote years ago, and he’s talked about the lessons he’s learned from these mistakes with young people all across the country. He plans on winning this campaign by focusing on the issues that actually matter to the American people.”