Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Myrtle Beach to Columbia: Day Two of the Southern Squall


Candy Crowley
Senior Political Correspondent


Hillary Clinton held a press conference in DC this AM. She was asked about last night's -- how to put this? -- scorched earth debate in which she accused Barack Obama of working with a slum lord and liking Ronald Reagan (a minus in the Democratic party). And he accused her of distorting his words (political speak for lying) and for working with Wal-mart (another party minus.

But, Dear Reader, that was so last night.

Today's installment is entitled, "He started it."


This from HRC: "Senator Obama is very frustrated -- the events of the last ten or so days -- particularly the outcome in new hampshire and nevada have apparently convinced him to adopt a different strategy... He clearly came last night looking for fight and he was determined and launched right in. And I thought it was important to set the record straight."

I'm laying odds -- Oh wait, we're not in Vegas any more -- I think that he will think she and her spouse started it on the campaign trail.

In fact, her above mentioned news conference was called to talk about the economy, it went off the rails amid questions about last night. (The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars, but in ourselves...)

Isn't the economy in the dumpster?

Working On It: How many of you out there in cyberville are getting e-mails slamming Obama with numerous false accusations?

Trying to sort it out. Literally. Stay tuned.

Post Script for the Reader who asked if HRC campaign was handing out cool freebies in Nevada. None that we saw, but I did win 25 cents at the airport slots.
Posted By CNN: 11:33 AM ET
  6 Comments
Candy,
Honestly I don't care who started it! LOL I think last night's debate was great! I am glad that someone is finally calling Obama out on the issues that he refuses to talk about!! Someone needs to keep him honest if the media won't then Hillary and Bill need to! I'm ALL for it! Every candidate should have to answer the hard questions and be held accountable for their past! They are after all trying to win to run our country! Noone deserves a break!!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Blogger Cindy : 12:01 PM ET
Candy thank you so much for your take on all
things political. It is refreshing to see your take
on this year of election 2008.
Posted By Anonymous Anonymous : 12:33 PM ET
Candy

I love your posts. You get your point across and leave the reader smiling. Thank you.

I look at this race and listen to each candidate declare how they would be the best agent of change, but I don't see any changes on the campaign trail - still the same old-same old. If they can't change their behavior in the campaign how can a voter have any confidence that they can effect change while in office?

Would love to hear your comment on this.

Annie Kate
Birmingham AL
Posted By Blogger Annie Kate : 1:25 PM ET
As much as Hillary spins, I would think she'd be dizzy by now!
Posted By Anonymous Kathy, Andover, KS : 1:26 PM ET
I can think of a couple of kids who need to have their heads knocked together. Overinflated egos and finger pointing is not permitted on the school playground.

Lewis
Portland, Oregon
www.spiritofsaintlewis.blogspot.com
Posted By Blogger Lewis : 1:34 PM ET
Well, The Democrats have shown that they can sling mud, trade barbs, throw darts, yadda yadda yadda. But can they manage the war, straighten out the market, deal with Congressional spending, handle 10 million illegals walking around the USA, and keep the peace in our country?
Posted By Anonymous Steve - Peoria, IL : 1:35 PM ET
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