Why would you lie about this?

We all remember the three campaign managers on Chris Matthews all at once.  It was an interesting interview to say the last.  Chris Matthews asked Mark Penn specifically about the Shaheen incident/resignation specifically.  

MATTHEWS: Did you tell him to step down?

PENN: The senator made that clear. No, he stepped down. And he made clear...

MATTHEWS: Do you tell him to step down? It took 24 hours for him to do it. Do you think he did it in time...

PENN: No. No.

That was after the debate last week.  So why does it matter?  Well today, in the media blitz, the story has changed.

"We asked him to step down," Clinton said during a media blitz that saw her go on six morning news shows. "Every time somebody in my campaign says something that we don't believe is right, appropriate, we take care of it... We move quickly. And we will keep doing it."

Why would you lie about it in the first place?  This just does not seem like something you would lie about.  Is it a huge deal?  No.  I'm not going to pretend like it is.  

It is just another smack of dishonesty.  Who likes being lied to?  I don't.  

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DMR Endorses Clinton, McCain

It speaks for itself  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20071215/NEWS/712150 16

The Register, Iowa�s statewide newspaper, calls McCain and Clinton the candidates it believes are most competent and ready to lead.

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Nevada: Off the Table for Obama?

The Obama campaign doesn't think so.  

As the momentum for Barack grows in early states, Nevada is aiming to capture the enthusiasm by opening three new offices in cities with an already strong base of grassroots supporters.  The new campaign offices in Henderson, Boulder City, and Winnemucca will bring the total number to ten across the state--more than twice the number of offices of any other presidential candidate.
(Emphasis added by me)

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community /post_group/ObamaHQ/CBF9

Clearly the idea here is to capture the momentum from an Iowa and New Hampshire win and sweep the early states.  How do we know that?  Lets take a look at recent Nevada polling.  

www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/pr esident/nv/nevada_democratic_caucus-236. html#polls

In the last two months there have been five polls on Nevada.

11/09 - 11/10 - Zogby - Clinton+18
11/09 - 11/13 - CNN - Clinton+28
11/16 - 11/19 - Research 2000 - Clinton+25
12/03 - 12/05 - Mason-Dixon - Clinton+8
12/01 - 12/06 - ARG - Clinton+27

This seems like Clinton's new firewall.  According to a new article by John DiStaso:  

New Hampshire is no longer her firewall. It's a battleground, a free for all, and -- dare we say? -- a potential last stand for the former Granite State Democratic frontrunner.

For Barack Obama, whose steady rise here culminated yesterday with one poll showing him in a tie with Clinton, another showing him slightly ahead and a third showing him trailing but gaining, it's now his turn to be at least a co-frontrunner instead of the proverbial hunter. How will he handle the heat?

http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?head line=John+DiStaso's+Granite+Status:+No+f irewall+in+NH+for+Hillary&articleId= 356716f0-8412-46b1-bf48-a021d3f09dc1

So that's the question.  Can Obama, if he wins Iowa and New Hampshire, capture the momentum and translate it into volunteering, phonebanking, etc. to take down Hillary's new firewall?

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