Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger desperation from the Clinton campaign

Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger desperation from the Clinton campaign.  It will not have any effect on Obama surge.  Moreover, Bill's support for Edwards to win Iowa is also a sign of how devious the Clintons are; knowing fully well that Edwards lacks enough money to mount a serious challenge on Hillary, an Edwards' win invariably, according to Bill is a Hillary win.
Hillary Clinton Campaign is a sinking ship
The most recent early states and national polls show that Hillary's campaign, which until her Philly debate fumble was a poll-dominant inevitability, is currently sinking lower every day.  And there seem to be that no effort being make to stop the decline was working.  Below are several of the efforts to save Hillary's campaign that has failed:
  •    CNN's rigged debate and after debate spin
  •    Her campaign's rush to play the gender card
  •    Bill complaining of his wife being pilled on
  •    Arm-twisting of the NY Gov to help her on immigration
  •    Bill's daily show in Iowa
  •    Her accusation of the opponents for mud-slinging
  •    Novak's scandal rumor
Below are Hillary's campaign new efforts that will not save it from crashing to the ground:
  •    Her current mud-slinging on Obama
  •    Racking up thousand and one endorsements
  •    Even the endorsement of NH's Gov's wife, Dr. Susan Lynch
  •    Going to church on Sunday
  •    Aggressively attacking Obama
  •    New emphasis on her (actually John Edward's) healthcare
  •    Getting all the Senators, Congressmen, and other members of the democratic establishment to endorse her
With all due respect to the theory of inevitability, which was built on polls, Hillary's current consistent slide in the polls and her current lack-luster performance in match-up against top 5 Republican nomination candidates is the final straw that broke the Carmel's back.
Now, Bill is out and telling us to expect Hillary to loose Iowa, NH, and SC and still win the nomination.  I thought that Bill's admission means that Evita is dead, but good old Bill would want to keep people in the dark as to the status of the race.  
Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign is crumbling faster than Dean's and do not expect that downside momentum to stop.  
If Hillary loose Iowa and NH to Obama, she is out of this race.

Tags: 2008, Bill, campaign, clinton, Edwards, Election, Hillary, Iowa, obama, Presidential (all tags)

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Bull.

Bull.

by RJEvans 2007-12-15 09:10AM | 0 recs
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TAKE ON BILL

pretty puleeze

by Seymour Glass 2007-12-15 10:01AM | 0 recs
Bill's attack on Obama: sign of bigger desperation

Yeah.  He kept pushing the electability arguement, which I thought was interesting because the majority of Democrats already think Hillary is the most electable.  Saying Obama was like "rolling the dice" came off as petty.  He's playing to the "Get Nasty" theme of the Clinton campaign.  

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 09:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger des

Let's talk after Iowa. I have no clue what's going to happen.

Moreover, the Clinton's "surprises" strategy might just do the trick.

I mean damn, you never know what a negro has been up too---at least that's what the Clinton's what Iowans to think.

Sadly, it just might work. Of course, this makes the Clintons nothing more than the employers of "Willie Horton" politics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-jenki ns/why-we-wish-the-clintons-_b_76930.htm l

by General Sherman 2007-12-15 09:13AM | 0 recs
Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
would be the stupidest possible thing Obama could do. HE is running against Hillary. This diary is of a piece with the political astuteness often displayed by Obama supporters. Really dumb.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 09:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

Obama isn't picking a fight.  That's the best part about this.  Bill Clinton is starting to rustle some feathers.  Why?  It's very telling.  The Clinton campaign feels that they are behind Obama.  Their answer for that is to attack him.  Obama, if he chooses to respond, will play sly and say it's poll-driven politics or something like that.  Nobody's picking a fight with Bill.

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 09:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
He will be if he responds to this by calling it "desperation." Let's see what Bill Burton has to say. If he and Axelrod have a brain in their head, they will NOT take the bait and respond to this.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 09:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

I doubt he'd use such strong language.  

My guess?  If directed with a question about Bill Clinton's interview, and he chooses to respond, he would say something like he did before.  "Some people are looking at the polls and they aren't liking what they see.  They're a little stressed out."  

I mean, c'mon.  The media would buy that response hook line and sinker.  The interview, Bill Clinton looked stressed.  It's an observation, not an attack.  I mean, is Bill Clinton going to say his face is red all the time?  No.  Bill also said Obama is also a very gifted politician.  I wouldn't expect him to slip up here or now.  

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 09:39AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
Nope. Your suggested quote can be construed as an attack on Clinton. Sorry, I do not see how they can respond to this. I thik they are better off ignoring it.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 09:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

From MSNBC:

Obama fires back at Bill Clinton

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In response Obama told a press conference Saturday that Clinton himself had said in 1992 when he ran for president that a candidate can "have the right kind of experience or the wrong kind of experience."

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"And I've be involved in government for over a decade," replied Obama. The Illinois senator said he had the right kind of experience to "bring people together."

When asked about Sen. Clinton's reference to possible "surprises" coming out about her rivals for the nomination, Obama said, referring to the senator and the ex-president, "The argument they're making is they've been around a long time. So whatever negative information is out there, people already know about. The assumption, then, is that lurking in other candidates' pasts that haven't been around for 20 years there might be something."

But Obama said "I've probably been more reported on than any political figure in the country over the last year ... I hardly think that I've been under-exposed during the course of this race."

He added, "I understand there's a history of politics being all about slash and burn.... I recall what the Clintons themselves called the `politics of personal destruction' -- which they decried. My suspicion is that that's just not where the country is at right now. They are not interested in politics as a blood sport; they're interested in governance and solving problems" such as job creation and product safety.

Link

by Tove 2007-12-15 09:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
I think it is a mistake BUUUUT he certainloy does not attack Bill Clinton. Indeed he tyakes on the question as framed by Clinton. I think the statement is a mistake on all counts.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 10:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

Not buying it - that was a strong and reasonable response. The problem with the new Clinton strategy is that it plays into Obama's narrative about it being time for a new kind of politics. He hit that point here and that is all he needed to do.

by animated 2007-12-15 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

silly ass plan

win the media

lose democrats

by Seymour Glass 2007-12-15 12:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

We're watching different news stations then, because from what I've seen, that quote when used on Clinton talking about the kindergarten thing was recieved as Obama rising above the fray.  

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 10:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
The kndergarten thing? What does that have to do with attacking Bill Clinton?
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 10:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton

The response and how the media receives the response.  The response I would assume Obama would use was what he said when Hillary used the kindergarten thing and the media sided with Obama saying this was absurd and good for Obama rising above the fray.  

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 10:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
the experience issue is not going to be called that. Bad move by Obama.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 10:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Picking a fight with Bill Clinton
the experience issue is not going to be called that. Bad move by Obama.
by Big Tent Democrat 2007-12-15 10:50AM | 0 recs
a Wile E. Coyote used to say -

"Shear Genius!"

im sure your plans will be just as effective as hiss were.

by Seymour Glass 2007-12-15 10:04AM | 0 recs
boy o boy!

Bill sounded very desperate...

Are the internals that bad??..So bad that Bill Clinton has to now play the designated attack dog for his wife???

According to drudge , the NYT will frontpage a story about Obama newfound confidence in Iowa...I dont know that this really means , but it sound like Obama's internals are looking nice.

by Prodigy 2007-12-15 09:23AM | 0 recs
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What -did cult HQ promise they'd give you a nickel each time you use that word?

by Seymour Glass 2007-12-15 10:08AM | 0 recs
Re: desperate

Prodigy said desperate one time in one post.  Far from excessive, which is the opposite of what your post was hinting at.  What's your problem?  

by SixthElement 2007-12-15 10:10AM | 0 recs
glass is getting desperate.....

by JoeCoaster 2007-12-15 01:20PM | 0 recs
shes 20 points up in all polling

5 million members of labor behind her!

keep repeating the word
you may actually start to believe it!
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by Seymour Glass 2007-12-15 02:40PM | 0 recs
Re: shes 20 points up in all polling

shes 20 points up in all polling ?

Reeeeaaaalllllllyyyyy?

by BlueDiamond 2007-12-16 06:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger des

I love how Obama and his supporters are saying "lets just talk about the issues!" and then you talk about the issues and they go "omigod we're such a helpless victim. They're smearing us, boo hoo"

If you can't have a god's honest debate about your experience  then you're much too soft to take on the republicans in Nov.

by world dictator 2007-12-15 11:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger des

No.

I think you have us mistaken with Hillary supporters. They ran out of POLLS so they have gotten pretty desperate.

by BlueDiamond 2007-12-16 06:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Bill's attack on Obama

Personally, I am glad Bill Clinton is emphasizing Obama's lack of experience.  I hope he continues doing so.

And did Obama just say that his experience is comparable to Bill's experience?

LOL

by samueldem 2007-12-15 12:11PM | 0 recs
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This diarist is an idiot troll, there's no two ways about it.

by Christopher Lib 2007-12-15 12:23PM | 0 recs
Re: Bill's attack on Obama is a sign of bigger des

Na, he's rights. It is desperate.  Bill's cashing in his above the fray, statesman posture to make some frankly pretty cheap shots - I don't blame the campaign for making them, but from him? Looks lame, and, yea, desperate...I hate to trigger another seizure from Seymour, but...

by LewisMumford 2007-12-15 02:47PM | 0 recs

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