In yet another unusual moment on the campaign trail, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton literally started barking like a dog during a stump speech in Reno, Nevada.
Clinton, while discussing her disbelief at the idea that Republicans would like to repeal Wall Street legislation known as Dodd-Frank because “they say the great recession was caused by too much regulation on Wall Street,” said she was reminded of a radio ad that ran in Arkansas during one of Bill Clinton’s races.
“One of my favorite, favorite political ads of all time was a radio ad in rural Arkansas where the announcer said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if somebody running for office said something we could have an immediate reaction to whether it was true or not? Well, we have trained this dog and the dog, if it is not true, he is going to bark,’” Clinton recalled. “And the dog was barking on the radio, and so you know people were barking at each other for days after that.”
Clinton said she wants to do that to the Republicans.
“We need to get that dog and follow them around and every time they say these things, like, ‘Oh, the great recession was caused by too much regulation’ — arf, arf, arf, arf!” Clinton barked.
The line seemed to be received well as some in the audience even started barking along with the former secretary of state.
The conversation then turned toward President Barack Obama and filling Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat, which was left vacant when he died Saturday. She countered Republican arguments that there is not enough time for the president to make a nomination.
“The longest contested Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas lasted 100 days,” Clinton said. “President Obama has about 340 days left, so he has plenty of time.”
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