In Strategy Shift: Obama to Throw "Kitchen Sink" at Himself
by Abe, Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 08:46:47 AM EST
Today in an effort to undermine one of his central campaign themes, "a different kind of politics", a key foreign policy aide to Barack Obama, called Hillary Clinton a "monster".
The "kitchen sink" strategy began surfacing last week, when conversations between Canadian officials and Austan Goolsbee, Obama's senior economic advisor, came to light. It was portrayed by the media as an "unforced error" on NAFTA. Soon after reports of the conversations, Obama quickly unleashed a series of lies about whether those conversations occurred.
Perhaps the sharpest attack on himself occurred just yesterday, when Susan Rice, a senior Obama foreign policy advisor, said Sen. Obama was not ready for "3 a.m." phone call.
In an effort to step up the attacks on himself this week, Sen. Obama has publicly called out Lorne Michaels, satirist, and Obama has vowed to have a conversation with Tina Fey. Sources inside the Obama campaign confirm that he "meant it."
Later today, Michelle Obama is scheduled to host a "Proud to be an American" rally.
More as this story continues to break...
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