Presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Friday complained that one of the moderators in Thursday night’s debate was carrying out a Republican agenda by questioning his Democratic credentials.
Brit Hume of Fox News Channel, who worked as both moderator and questioner during the two-hour debate with the seven candidates, pressed Clark about when he had first realized he was a Democrat.
Clark told reporters Friday, “I looked at who was asking the questions, and I think that was part of the Republican agenda in the debate.”
Wesley Clark Jr. a 34-year-old screenwriter, in a meeting with reporters while his father called voters from a phone bank, said; “I’d like to see him win today. If he doesn’t win I don’t want to see him stay out there.
“It’s a really disillusioning experience.”
In a rare outburst by a member of the Clark family, Clark Jr. launched into a harangue about the unfairness of the media and dirtiness of politics.
“You go out and see the way politics really works. It is a dirty business filled with a lot of people pretending to be a lot of things that they are not,” he said.
“There was a lot of sneering and whispering going on by columnists and talking heads. … It is all a horse race. No-one is talking about the issues.”
Wesley Clark Jr. was clearly frustrated by the fact that the biggest Wesley Clark media story over the weekend in Oklahoma City was that the drivers of his father’s three-car caravan got speeding tickets during a late-night journey between campaign stops.
“It is a helluva way to pick a president,” he said.
Clark Jr. said the media had not been fair to his father or any of the other candidates and was giving President Bush a free run. “It’s all about access. You know you would be denied access if you all covered this fairly,” he said.
I know of two little piggies who are going waah-waah-waah all the way home.
Thank God Clark and Dean are DEAD. Lets go Edwards! You got my caucus vote today!
M. Scott Eiland
Looks like the mole is going home early–looks like Lady MacBubba is going to have to settle for having McAuliffe on the payroll. Unless he really *is* on Rove’s payroll, of course–that would make a lot of sense, given McAuliffe’s record.
Clark won OK so he’ll stick it out a bit longer. The military pissing contest shall continue…