Apparently the smear wasn’t worth the heat. Or it wasn’t polling well. Either way, you know they didn’t pull it because Hillary felt bad about smearing Barack. This is all out war now, and regardless of this one pull back it doesn’t look like it’ll be letting up any time soon.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Under fire for airing misleading attacks on Sen. Barack Obama, the Clinton campaign has pulled a radio ad that quoted the Illinois senator calling Republicans “the party of ideas” and suggesting he thought those ideas superior to Democratic ones. But the Obama campaign has already counter-punched, launching a new radio spot saying Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will “say anything” to get elected.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately explain why it had pulled its radio spot, which had triggered a furious response from the Obama campaign and touched off a wave of criticism from Democrats who said the Clinton campaign has grown excessively aggressive in recent days.
In recent days? More like in recent weeks. Ever since Bill has become a second candidate, the attacks on Obama have gotten even more intense, leading up to this latest piece of garbage.
What’s sad is I really do think they Clintons are destroying any remaining credibility they had with swing voters and moderate Dems. Now everybody in the press and blogosphere have plenty of ammo to credibly call them willful liars. What a waste.