Friday, February 15, 2008
Hillary Clinton questions whether Barack Obama would be able to withstand what she calls the ``Republican attack machine.'' If Obama does become the Democratic presidential nominee, his Chicago ties might provide the fuel.
She's clearly correct. After all, it provided fuel to the Clinton attack machine.
I'm sure we can all accept that Hillary would not provoke any particular reaction from Republicans. Or, for that matter, some segments of her own party. After all, she has some time in the world's
Steven Stark in the alternative weeky newspaper The Boston Phoenix: "It's been said that one benefit of the torturous process presidential candidates must undergo is that it gives voters an extended view of their managerial ability. After all, this line of thinking goes, if a candidate can't organize a national campaign, he or she can't run the federal government."
Stark concludes: "...both Obama and Clinton came into this campaign with huge question marks about their leadership and executive potential. So far, Obama has more than assuaged the doubts about himself. Clinton has only exacerbated them."