Tom Hayden put to words why the Clinton campaign seems so much more negative than any Democratic primary before. Since her "inevitability" was not ratified by the voters in the first twenty or thirty states to have voted, her campaign's attacks have been aimed at destroying Obama with exactly the type of issues she herself could be destroyed on if they are what voters use to decide.
Clearly the Clintons and the Clinton campaign are pros of this kind of politics (on both sides--as aggressor and defender). But Hayden really is right. It is time to make it abundantly clear that this time they have gone too far, are too hypocritical and too self-absorbed to be given any more benefit of the doubt. I do not think it is too late to clear the air. The renewed belief in the promise of America that Obama has brought to this campaign for millions of new voters and millions more who gave up on seeing better days can still prevail.
The Clinton's campaign character assasination of Obama needs to end, and Hayden gives a pretty good outline on how to help stop it.
North Hollywood, CA
Apr 23 2008 - 2:48pm