Checking In With The Clinton Campaign
by Jeff Dinelli
As I predicted yesterday, Sen. Clinton is hitting the experience theme hard. Here's Hillary rightly questioning Sen. Obama's resume during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
"He was a part-time state senator for a few years, and then he came to the Senate and immediately started running for president. And that's his prerogative. That's his right. But I think it is important to compare and contrast our records."
Hillary will appear on "Meet The Press" for the full hour Sunday.
You know the phrase "Don't mess with Texas?" You familiar with the Southwest Airlines ad that says, "You are now free to move about the country?" Both were concocted by long-time Clinton family friend Roy Spence, who was hanging out at Hillary's Chappaqua, N.Y., home yesterday, helping devise a plan for the next few weeks of primaries. Hillary first met Spence on George McGovern's 1972 run against Nixon. He was pretty involved early in the campaign, and according to ABC will now assume a bigger role.
Meanwhile, Sen. Clinton literally went door-to-door in a Hispanic section of Las Vegas, trying to drum up support. This personal connection between candidate and voter will soon be lost as "Tsunami Tuesday" approaches February 5th. I personally always regret the passing of the intense voter interest and participation of Iowa and New Hampshire, when citizens are informed and involved in a way it ideally should be everywhere, instead of hordes of apathetic sheep making their decisions based on television ads.
She also is intending to go toe-to-toe with Obama for the black vote in South Carolina, a constituency that holds great respect for the Clinton name.