Wednesday, February 21, 2007

When Democrats Attack ... Each Other

A nasty battle between the two leading Democrat hopefuls in 2008 has erupted and there's nothing to do but stand back and enjoy the fireworks.

Barack Obama hit the Hollywood circuit last night and then the war of words erupted.

Barack Obama Dazzles Hollywood.
Checks from Hollywood's A-list stars such as George Clooney, Eddie Murphy and Barbra Streisand added up to a one-night take of $1.3 million for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who earlier Tuesday urged an audience of thousands at an outdoor rally to help him transform America.
Then music mogul David Geffen fired a salvo toward Mrs. Clinton.
Geffen Trashes Hillary.
Hillary Clinton's campaign apparently didn't take too kindly to the harsh rhetoric from L.A. music mogul David Geffen, courtesy of today's Maureen Dowd. Geffen, who is backing Barack Obama, called Bill Clinton "reckless" and clearly is still upset that Clinton didn't grant a pardon to cause celeb native American Leonard Peltier. More Geffen: "Marc Rich getting pardoned? An oil-profiteer expatriate who left the country rather than pay taxes or face justice?"

That prompted an angry response from the oily Howard Wolfson over at
Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson issued the following statement today demanding that Barack Obama disavow personal attacks that his campaign finance chair made against Senator Clinton in this morning's New York Times:

"While Senator Obama was denouncing slash and burn politics yesterday, his campaign's finance chair was viciously and personally attacking Senator Clinton and her husband.

"If Senator Obama is indeed sincere about his repeated claims to change the tone of our politics, he should immediately denounce these remarks, remove Mr. Geffen from his campaign and return his money.
It takes a special kind of gall for anyone in the Clinton camp to tell another campaign to return money to a donor. But they've never had any shame, so why start now?

Then Geffen fired back.
"Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it's troubling," Geffen had said.

Touche! Round to Obama, 10-8 if you're scoring at home.

In the meantime, the latest Rasmussen numbers are pretty much the same as last week.
There's little change this week in the Democratic nomination contest. Senator Hillary Clinton continues to lead with 28% of the vote from Likely Democratic Primary Voters nationwide. The latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2008 poll shows Senator Barack Obama still in second place with 24% of the vote. Former SenatorJohn Edwards has support from 11% and former Vice President Al Gore weighs in at 10%.
UPDATE: Sister Toldjah notices it's not just the presidential candidates on the attack. More also at Blue Crab Boulevard.

UPDATE II: Allahpundit and Michelle note Obama has wrapped up the degenerate gambler vote.

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