Monday, January 21, 2008

Obama get Aggressive, Huckabee gets desparate

Barak Obama pretty much called Bill Clinton a liar today in response to Clinton's attacks on Obama's record. Newsweek also reports that Democratic party leaders like Ted Kennedy have personally asked the former president to tone it down for the good of the party.

Obama made the right move. Whether he winds up winning or losing, you can't win if you don't play. He can't sit back and let Bill take shots at him and not hit back. By directly confronting the Clinton machine he's showing leadership and intestinal fortitude. Kennedy and other leaders are barking up the wrong tree. The Clinton's don't do anything for the "good of the party". Remember Bill Clinton presided over the Republican revolution of '94. During all the Clinton scandals the idea of stepping down to save the party public disgrace never even occured to him. It always was, and always is about what's best for Bill.

Huckabee, through surragate Chuck Norris has implied that John McCain is too old to be the president, saying that presidents age at a 3-1 rate during their terms in office, which would make McCain 84 (in president years) after his first term. Clearly Huckabee is going for the Hail Mary here. He doesn't have the money to compete in Florida and is reeling from his loss in South Carolina where he expected to win. The "he's too old" message may have worked elsewhere, but it's not going to play well in the retirement capital of the nation, Florida. Huckabee's 15 minutes are coming to a close.

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