I have to admit that I’ve been stewing for a few days now regarding the remaining days before Tuesday’s primaries and the aftermath of Clinton’s negative tactics giving her some ground in those very important States. As others have noted though, not much has changed in the numbers but Clinton is continuing down the same path.
What is most shocking to me is how Clinton is aligning herself with John McCain as just as qualified as she is on National Security. The only thing Clinton has on Obama is some time in the Senate and her years as first Lady. Does this mean that Laura Bush is more qualified than Obama on foreign policy? I think it’s a valid question. Clinton is smart to keep using this, it’s working but at the same time, it’s alienating many in the Democratic Party who don’t appreciate the scare tactics that we’ve come accustomed to from Karl Rove. Oh and before you get yourself in a frenzy over that, today one of Clinton’s aids compared Obama to Kenneth Starr. Yes, you read that right.
Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said Obama’s statement that he plans to be more critical of Clinton’s record is reminiscent of the attacks the Clintons endured during the investigations in the 1990s.
“After a campaign in which many of the questions that voters had in the closing days centered on concerns that they had over his state of preparedness to be commander in chief and steward of the economy, he has chosen instead of addressing those issues to attack Senator Clinton,” Wolfson told reporters in a conference call. “I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president.”
Keith Olbermann said it all for me tonight and I had to share because it made me feel a bit better to know that someone was noticing the problem with Clinton’s current strategy. Here is part one and part two of Keith’s take on the whole Clinton/Obama pie fight that I stole from a diary at The Daily