Joe Klein: Clinton’s attack too ‘sweaty and desperate’


Senator Hillary Clinton

Joe Klein used his blog to blast Senator Hillary Clinton’s attack on Barack Obama over the weekend writing:

“Clinton’s poll-driven attack on Obama today seems a bit too sweaty and desperate for her current situation, which is still a dead heat in the totally unpredictable January 3 caucus, although an Obamaward ripple can be discerned.”

It seems as though the Clinton war machine is geared up to go after the likeability and ethical reform message of Senator Obama. Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s Communications Director, called on Obama to shut down the Hopefund and alledged Obama violated FEC Rules on the CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ Show on Sunday and stated, “There’s a lot that voters don’t know about Barack Obama,” Wolfson said. “And one thing they don’t know, we found out this week, which is that he has been using and operating a so-called leadership PAC, an apparent contravention of campaign finance laws, taking in money from lobbyists despite the fact that he said he doesn’t take money from lobbyists.”

Barack Obama has responded by saying, “I think that folks from some of the other campaigns are reading the polls and starting to get stressed and issuing a whole range of outlandish accusations,” Obama said in a press conference Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. “Everything that we’ve done is in exact accordance with the law.” 

Obama receives the likeability nod in his tight race against Senator Clinton. It doesn’t help that Bush is being quoted as saying he believes Clinton will be a “formidable candidate,” as if the Washington establishment begot it’s own. The month of December will not disappoint political analysts, armchair pundits and bloggers in this race.

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