The context, of course, lies in Clinton's regrettable statement from last Saturday's debate:
"We don't need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered."
Obama, not being a stupid politician, pounced.
Obama challenged Clinton's claim in a weekend debate that he was raising "false hopes" about what he could deliver for the country. Obama told his audience that hope made President Kennedy aim to put a man on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr. to imagine the end of segregation.
"If anything crystallized what this campaign is about, it was that right there," Obama said of Clinton's comment in the debate. "Some are thinking in terms of our constraints, and some are thinking about our limitless possibilities."
Well, Clinton had her chance to respond, and oh boy did she deliver up a doozy:
"Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act. It took a president to get it done. The power of that dream became real in people's lives because we had a president capable of action."
Just how awful is this, on so many levels? "It took a President to get it done?"
Seriously, if you are going to click through on any blog today, and get the rest of the story, this is it. This is some serious desperation, folks. Obama's numbers have skyrocketed, and this mistake shows that she's running scared.
I can't imagine the media ignoring this. She just lost the "black vote", along with a lot of other people who admire Dr. King. On a political level, this amounts to blasphemy.