CBSnews.com, by John McIntyre, co-founder and President of RealClearPolitics. Jan. 21, 2006
Senator Clinton's Martin Luther King Day speech was perhaps the first gaffe in the 2008 presidential race. While it would be silly to characterize this mistake as a huge issue that is going to derail her candidacy, it does provide an opportunity to take a look at Hillary's candidacy and her chances for the Democratic nomination and the Presidency.
For those unaware of Hillary's "plantation" remark, this is what she said at Al Sharpton's event to a predominantly black audience in Harlem:
"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation and you know what I'm talking about….."