Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama Shape-Shifting: Blame the Nearest Suspects

The Obama campaign will launch a full frontal assault on Hillary Clinton in a not-so-subtle attempt to shift public attention from Obama’s Chicago political quagmire. The twin press billing of Obama’s associations with controversial figures like Rezko and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has made many people realize that the Illinois Senator is walking deep in mud rather than walking on water.

I don’t know why this is a new approach, unless Obama takes on the tasks himself that he normally relegated to staff members like Samantha Power who called Clinton a “monster.” It looks like Obama will go after the Clinton financial earnings and investments since it would look pretty stupid to rehash the well-covered Whitewater affairs of many years ago.

The MSM so far seems unsatisfied with the answers it has received from the Obama camp, though Obama’s sit-down filibuster with reporters about Rezko was an strong attempt to stanch the bleeding. Would Obama’s answers be any different if he were under oath? Probably not very much, since lawyers are familiar with the perjurious limitations of speech allowed by the courts.

Obama certainly needs to do something to distract the press from a looming defeat in the Pennsylvania primaries. When in doubt, bang the table. That seems to be the tactic the Obama camp is using as he seeks to distance himself from “Uncle” Jeremiah Wright and Antoin Rezko.

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