LLIMA (Via Flickr)Hillary Clinton has tried being nasty to Barack Obama and that didn’t work. She tried the nice approach at tonight’s debate on CNN and that didn’t work either.
The New York senator still seems annoyed that she has to sell herself to the American people. She seems annoyed that the she hasn’t been crowned queen of the Democratic party. Clearly, she didn’t expect a serious challenge for the nomination let alone from a rival who until about a year ago few people outside of Illinois had even heard of. Instead, her campaign is going down the drain.
As Chris Cilliza of The Washington Post’s Fix Blog noted, “Tonight’s debate was the first of two such gatherings before the critical Ohio-Texas primaries on March 4. Clinton’s campaign has all-but-admitted that she must win both contests in order to remain a viable contender in the race and has pushed repeatedly for more debates between the two candidates — convinced that head-to-head matchups benefit the former first lady.”
The aides are wrong. Obama is improving as a debator and is coming across more and more presidential.