via The Washington Post:
Obama entered the debate at a time when he is steadily ratcheting up his rhetoric against Clinton, presenting what amounts to a hard-edged closing argument against his rival: that her campaign tactics represent old politics, that he embodies real change, and that he would have a better chance of winning the White House and enacting a Democratic agenda.
He told a crowd of 9,000 at the University of Denver basketball arena (with thousands more listening in spillover areas on campus) that Clinton -- without naming her -- was not only the representative of old politics, but someone poorly positioned for the general election. It was his most explicit case against Clinton's electability to date. "We can be a party that tries to beat the other side by practicing the same do-anything, say-anything, divisive politics that has stood in the way of progress, or we can be a party that puts an end to it," he said.
A Clinton spokesman described the speech as "an angry screed."
Ah yes -- angry screeds on a college campus -- the new, non-divisive way to conduct ourselves. Amazing that he doesn't see the hypocrisy, or does he just not care about the duplicity of saying one thing and then doing the exact thing he's complaining about? He's as much "do-anything, say-anything" as the rest of them.
And his attacks are becoming more vicious, but one dare not criticize the young Prince or he'll fall over and play victim on you.
Then there's this bit of bad news.
Strategists for Obama were lowering expectations Thursday for the contests, suggesting that while his trajectory is on the rise, he may not have enough time to catch and overtake Clinton.
Lowering expectations, hmmm. Eight months on the ground in Iowa. It seems Barack forgot there were 49 other states until it was too late.
After four years as Clinton's VP our Mr. Obama would have the experience and name recognition that would give him the win, but will he accept four years in the number two spot? I think not. Barack wants to be King now.
Clinton has events in San Diego, San Jose and Los Angeles and a fundraiser in San Francisco before flying on to New Mexico and Arizona as she works her way back to New York in time for a national town hall meeting to be conducted via satellite at 9 p.m. on Monday.
Here's a link to the Clinton Town Hall web page. You can submit questions on the web, or via YouTube or text. Questions from the public -- how old-school.
(sound of Obama campaign scrambling to organize their own national webcast before Tuesday's primaries).
And if you think I'm tough on our Mr. Obama, just imagine what the Republicans would throw at him.
Update: News reports out this morning say that Obama will spend tens of millions in the next four days on television advertising.
Now isn't that a new angle on politics? Buying your way to a win in 30 second chunks - spending millions of dollars. Where the "change" in that?
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