Wednesday, March 05, 2008


James Fallows:

... In a live CNN interview just now, Sen. Clinton repeated, twice, the "Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience, I have a lifetime of experience, Sen. Obama has one speech in 2002" line. By what logic, exactly, does a member of the Democratic party include the "Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience" part of that sentence?

... to pose it in a form that is poison for the party should Obama be the nominee??? To produce a clip that the McCain campaign could run unedited every single day of a campaign against Obama? That is something special....

I wonder when Barack Obama is really going to start linking Hillary Clinton to John McCain -- not just saying that they're two examples of "the old politics" or two people who voted for the Iraq War, but arguing that Clinton would be perfectly content with John McCain as president.

You might start seeing pictures like this in Obama's ads:

You might start hearing a lot more about Bill Clinton's statement in January:

"She and John McCain are very close," he said. "They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history and they're afraid they'd put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other."

Coming soon, I suspect.

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