The Washington Post’s headline read “Clinton NH Campaign Manager Warns Obama Will be Attacked on Drug Use”.
It was correct. The attacker was Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The Clinton campaign responded today to the threat of Sen. Barack Obama overtaking the former first lady in the polls.
Billy Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in New Hampshire, raised the issue of Sen. Barack Obama’s past admissions of drug use in discussing the relative electability of the Democrats seeking the presidential nomination today.
The Clinton campaign has wasted no time in dealing with what it must consider an electoral challenge from the junior senator from Illinois.
Barack Obama’s open admission of his youthful behavior is no secret and he’s made no attempt to conceal it.
Contrast that with the sly way Shaheen worked the issue of drug use in the statement from New Hampshire.
“The Republicans are not going to give up without a fight … and one of the things they’re certainly going to jump on is his drug use,” said Shaheen, the husband of former N.H. governor Jeanne Shaheen, who is planning to run for the Senate next year.
Voters will likely forgive Obama for youthful indiscretions.
This latest attack may remind voters that Hillary Clinton’s indiscretions have been a bit more recent.
Clinton NH Campaign Manager Warns Obama Will be Attacked on Drug Use
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