Clinton camp: Obama flip flops on single payer system

January 6, 2008

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Funny exhange on whether Hillary Clinton is “likable”

January 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton, “That hurts my feelings.”

Barack Obama, “You’re likable enough, Hillary.”


Fox News focus group of New Hampshire undecideds: Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton

January 6, 2008

News:  Frank Luntz polled a focus group of undecided voters after yesterday’s presidential debate.  Overwhelmingly, the undecideds preferred Obama over Clinton after the debate.  Clinton came across as “dogmatic,” “defensive,” and almost “angry.”  People did not like her touting her husband’s record as her own.   Yet, while the people praised Obama, they didn’t seem to have many specifics about what he actually said.

Analysis:  I met Luntz a long time ago at Harvard.  He’s known as a Republican consultant and he was on Fox News, but I have no reason to question the focus group he ran yesterday on the Democratic debate.  But it’s probably good to take everything on TV these days with a grain of salt.  If the views aired by the focus group are reflective of other undecideds or independents, Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble in New Hampshire.


New Hampshire debate: candidates get really chippy

January 6, 2008

News: Yesterday’s presidential debates in New Hampshire brought out the wood. John McCain and Mike Huckabee took shots at Mitt Romney in the first debate, while Hillary Clinton took shots at Barack Obama and John Edwards, who in turn took shots at Clinton. If you watch the focus group graphs, the negative attacks didn’t seem to work.

Huckabee makes snide remark at Romney

McCain makes snide remark at Romney

McCain and Romney get into huge fight over immigration positions

Clinton attacks Obama health care plan and changed positions

Edwards attacks Clinton as status quo; Clinton attacks change rhetoric w/o action

Hillary Clinton gives “reality check” on Edwards, Obama records