The heat keeps rising in the Democratic race

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Another day, another mini-dustup between the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns.

Regardless of how "honored" she felt late last week about sharing a debate stage with Obama, Clinton spent the weekend expressing both anger and ridicule toward him, as The Times' Michael Finnegan and Mark Barabak detailed here. Today, there surfaced a more indirect effort to undermine Obama, apparently emanating from the Clinton team.

Throughgout much of the day, the lead item on the influential Drudge Report has been a photo of Obama dressed in native garb as he visited Kenya two years ago -- a picture that, according to the post, was circulated by "stressed Clinton staffers."

Read it all.

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsUS Presidential Election 2008

4 Comments
Posted February 25, 2008 at 4:55 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Bill Melnyk wrote:

Sounds like a dirty trick by the Obama camp.

February 26, 11:49 am | [comment link]
2. Wilfred wrote:

I saw the photo of Mr Obama in native garb, and I must say, forgetting to take off his wrist-watch kind of ruined the effect.

February 26, 12:58 pm | [comment link]
3. Bill Melnyk wrote:

I just visited the Drudge Report for the first time to check this out.  It should be called the “Sludge” Report - the place is a cesspool.  How could any thinking person use it as a source of information?

February 26, 5:20 pm | [comment link]
4. Chris Hathaway wrote:

Drudge is more neutral in his news selection than any other news source. What specifically did you find offensive?

February 26, 5:31 pm | [comment link]
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