Newsweek Moonbat Viciously Turns on Hillary and Sees Hairy Black Hand of Rove.
The Damage Done
Will Clinton’s attacks create a damaged Democratic nominee?
Apr 18, 2008 | Updated: 10:16 a.m. ET Apr 18, 2008
“Hillary Clinton made news in the Democrats’ debate in Philadelphia, declaring “Yes, yes, yes” when pressed on whether Barack Obama could win in November. It’s not a message her advisers convey in private. But it was the right move, even if she doesn’t really mean it. In a debate focused on a series of gotcha questions served up by the moderators, Obama spoke haltingly much of the time, choosing his words with extraordinary care because he knew they would be pounced upon.
He was on the defensive, never a good place to be. But Clinton needed to do more than just keep him rocked back on his heels; she needed a knockout punch. He avoided inflaming any of the miniscandals dogging him—which counts as a something of a triumph at this stage of the race. Clinton argued that she’s the better candidate against John McCain because she’s been thoroughly vetted while there are too many unanswered questions about Obama, including his association with the founder of the radical 1960s group the Weather Underground. Obama countered that Hillary’s husband had pardoned two members of the group. “You couldn’t pass your own vetting test,” he chided.”
” Rove chortled over how vulnerable he thinks Obama will be once the Republicans get hold of him. He said that the speech on race that the media slobbered over was the most cynical exercise he’s ever seen. He carries a copy of it in his briefcase just to keep him on his game.
Unless Hillary can surprise us once again, repeating the triumph she had in Ohio when Pennsylvanians go to the polls, Rove is likely to have Obama to kick around. The Philadelphia debate didn’t do anything to help either candidate, and quite possibly hurt them both, but we are slowly evolving toward a result that seems increasingly inevitable: Obama as a Democratic nominee whose vulnerabilities boost chances of a Republican victory in the fall.”