December 16, 2007

WHAT WAR?:

In N.H., Iraq War Fading as Key Issue (Jill Zuckman, 12/12/07, Chicago Tribune)

Up on Gunstock Mountain last week, not a single voter in a packed ski lodge asked Sen. Hillary Clinton about the Iraq war.

The closest Sen. John McCain came to Iraq during a town hall meeting in Bedford was a question about U.S. intelligence on Iran.

And at a crowded house party for former Sen. John Edwards, only one person spoke up to ask how he plans to end combat missions and bring the troops home.

Not long ago it was the issue that dominated every campaign event and speech. Now the war in Iraq has dramatically receded as a campaign topic, giving way to preoccupations closer to home -- the price of heating oil, the collapse of the real estate market and the high cost of health care.


Suppose you put all your eggs in one basket and, while you weren't paying attention, they hatched?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2007 11:42 AM
Comments

Naw. The Dems are still expecting to see their basket of hard boiled eggs hatching, despite their increasing stench and their turning black.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 16, 2007 2:18 PM

A couple more months of positive results in Iraq, and Bill Clinton will be claiming he supported the war all along.

Posted by: JonSK at December 16, 2007 6:00 PM
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