WikiLeaks: Democrats Plot to Pick Their GOP Opponents
When Republican John McCain won South Carolina’s important Republican primary in 2008, he set off a small panic among Democratic consultants, including John Podesta, who is today Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
In response, Democrats plotted to use immigration as a divisive wedge issue to hurt McCain with Republican voters in subsequent primary contests so they wouldn’t have to face him later in the year.
“This is trouble,” said Democratic consultant Paul Begala in a Jan. 19, 2008, email to a number of Democratic consultants. Begala, a longtime aide to the Clintons, got the shakes after getting a CNN news alert. – READ MORE