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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Where did the tables turn?


....I went on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” after Clinton’s loss in Iowa and said: “She is looking into the abyss, and the abyss is looking back.” Which was a pretty ridiculous thing to say, right? (Jon Stewart thought so, anyway. He ran the clip on “The Daily Show” to prove it, and he tends to be right.) After all, Iowa was only one contest, and the first contest, at that. And Clinton immediately went on to beat Obama in New Hampshire by 2.6 percentage points. But to my way of thinking, Clinton’s loss in Iowa was a critical one, because she was no longer inevitable. She had let Obama into the game. She had let a candidate with money and a message get off to a running start. She had allowed him to become a credible candidate.....

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