February 21, 2007

HAVEN'T THEY FIGURED OUT YET THAT THE WAR ROOM WAS A DISASTER?:

Clinton and Obama camps trade opening salvos (Klaus Marre, 2/21/07, The Hill)

The Clinton campaign called Geffen's statements vicious and personal attacks on the New York senator and former President Bill Clinton.

"If Senator Obama is indeed sincere about his repeated claims to change the tone of our politics, he should immediately denounce these remarks, remove Mr. Geffen from his campaign and return his money," Sen. Clinton's communications director Howard Wolfson said in response. "While Democrats should engage in a vigorous debate on the issues, there is no place in our party or our politics for the kind of personal insults made by Senator Obama's principal fundraiser."


All they're doing is calling attention to remarks made by a nobody to a nobody and treating Obama like an equal. It's wholly counterproductive.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2007 6:10 PM
Comments

Howard Wolfson reminds me of the Mouth of Sauron.

Hillary must be wrapped pretty tightly around the axle to get this upset. And Obama's follow-up statement was classy, but even more painful for Clinton than Geffen's zingers to MoDo.

Posted by: ratbert at February 22, 2007 1:23 AM

It's amazing that two nasty, thin-skinned people like Senators Clinton and McCain, poles apart politically, have risen to the top of the charts in national politics. So much for the charismatic politicians of yesteryear.

Posted by: erp at February 22, 2007 7:53 AM

"Democrats should engage in a vigorous debate on the issues... ."

When pigs fly...

Posted by: curt at February 22, 2007 9:43 AM

When Obama and Hillary are within percentage points of each other, and Obama can raise over a million in one night from one of the most influential Democratic blocs in the country, is it really that wise for Hillary to consider him a nobody?

Posted by: Matt Cohen at February 22, 2007 1:52 PM

Yes. Because he is one. Why treat him as a peer?

Posted by: oj at February 22, 2007 3:38 PM

How many Democrat magazine covers and campaign funds does he have to hit before he loses "nobody" status?

If the Democrats couldn't keep Sharpton off the stage in '04, how could Hillary get away with casually dismissing Obama who probably raised more in that one night than Sharpton has in all his campaigns together.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at February 23, 2007 9:51 AM

Hillary would have had sense enough to ignore the Rev.

Posted by: oj at February 23, 2007 11:33 AM
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