Saturday, March 22, 2008

Clinton's "kamikaze" tactics

Ben Smith wrote in Politico recently:

Democratic leaders, and a lot of left-leaning commentators, really don't like attacks on Barack Obama.

So yesterday, Joe Wilson went at him extremely hard on HuffingtonPost. Headline: "Obama's Shallow Credentials on National Security Are Dangerous for the Country."

Joe Klein, a writer who certainly doesn't peddle a simplistically negative view of Hillary, wasn't alone in his response:

I also have some residual respect for Amb. Joseph Wilson, who told the
truth about Niger and yellowcake uranium. But this is garbage.
Especially this:

Claims of superior intuitive judgment by his campaign and by him are
self-evidently disingenuous, especially in light of disclosures about
his long associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Tony Rezko.

Clinton's slim hopes of winning the nomination are not helped by this.
They are hurt. In fact, let me amend what I said in the first
paragraph: If her campaign persists in peddling this sort of kamikaze
stuff -- and make no mistake, this sort of op-ed is usually vetted by
the campaign -- her judgment should be called into question.

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