Friday, February 23, 2007

Hillary v. Obama

The Hillary Clinton campaign has hit a bumpy patch following some direct statements by a former friend, music mogul David Geffen. Peggy Noonan looks at how this has impacted the Clinton candidacy, one that seemed destined to secure her party's nomination. You need to read her article and Bill Kristol's to get the background, but here's the significance of this kerfuffle:

...the outcome of the Geffen-Clinton episode is worthy of watching because it is going to determine whether it is remembered as the moment in the 2008 campaign when it became clear you are allowed to criticize Hillary--or as the moment it became clear you are not.

Kristol gives credit to the Obama camp for their handling of the incident. The Clintons seem to have stumbled. It is fun to watch, and it will be interesting to see the outcome.


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