Hillary's Monday: Bad News Bears
Hillary Clinton is dying. Not literally, but on some sort of quasi-micro-day-to-day level, her campaign is completely ruined forever and eternally! Between a new Zogby poll that shows her losing to every major Republican candidate in hypothetical matchups and Obama calling her White House experience complete poppycock, Hillary is a saaaaad wittle panda today.
On tonight's Nightline, Obama told (will tell? has futurely told?) host Terry Moran that Hillary's entire "First Lady" thing was just her sittin' around picking poinsettias for the Christmas party:
"I think the fact of the matter is that Sen. Clinton is claiming basically the entire eight years of the Clinton presidency as her own, except for the stuff that didn't work out, in which case she says she has nothing to do with it," Obama said, and added, referring to his relationship with his wife, Michelle, "There is no doubt that Bill Clinton had faith in her and consulted with her on issues, in the same way that I would consult with Michelle, if there were issues," Obama said. "On the other had, I don't think Michelle would claim that she is the best qualified person to be a United States Senator by virtue of me talking to her on occasion about the work I've done." (emphasis ours)
Huzzah, les fisticuffs! Obama fudged one major fact, though: The Clintons never talked to each other.
In the new survey, Clinton trailed Senator John McCain 42 percent to 38 percent, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani by 43 percent to 40 percent and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney by 43 percent to 40 percent.
She also lagged behind former Arkansas Republican governor Mike Huckabee by 44 to 39 percent, and former Senator Fred Thompson by 44 to 40 percent in hypothetical general election matchups.
In contrast, John Edwards and teh black man Barry Hussein were beating all of the major Republican candidates. So Hillary's done, finished, throw in the towel, she smells like burnt crispy death. Wait, what?
Obama in Iowa: Gloves Off! [ABC News]