After struggling for months to dent Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy, the campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now unleashing what one Clinton aide called a “kitchen sink” fusillade against Mr. Obama, pursuing five lines of attack since Saturday in hopes of stopping his political momentum….
After denouncing Mr. Obama over the weekend for an anti-Clinton flier about the Nafta trade treaty, and then sarcastically portraying his message of hope Sunday as naïve, Mrs. Clinton delivered a blistering speech on Monday that compared Mr. Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience to that of the candidate George W. Bush.
Does she really want to go there? I mean, she was the one who supported giving Bush the authority to go into Iraq – not Obama. Actually, I think she wants a fight on anything she can get at this point. It was illustrative during the last debate that when Hillary was raising her voice about plagiarism, Obama responded with a treatise on health care. He didn’t take the bait, and his polls have kept rising. Clinton needs him to take the bait, needs him to get rattled, to get angry, to do something stupid, or else his momentum continues and she loses the entire nomination next Tuesday. And going positive, discussing ideas, isn’t getting her anywhere. So, it’s now time for the kitchen sink. The thing is, all Obama has to do is duck and the nomination is his. And Hillary will spend the next week destroying 7 years of successful hard work getting people to like her again. She’s only 60 years old, she has another shot at this, is this the way she wants to go out?