You have to give credit to Barack Obama for fighting back. Tuesday, Clinton was charging at Obama; Wednesday, Obama charged back, and the Clinton campaign sent out a defensive statement from Richard Hollbrooke.
The notion that I was somehow going to be inviting them over for tea next week without having initial envoys meet is ridiculous," he said in an interview outside his Senate office. "But the general principal is one that I thin Senator Clinton is wrong on, and that is if we are laying out preconditions that prevent us from speaking frankly to these folks, then we are continuing with Bush-Cheney policies."
Later Wednesday, the Clinton campaign issued a statement by former U.N. Ambassador Richard Hollbrooke, who is supporting her candidacy, taking issue with Obama's comments and saying she would bring an end to "the cowboy approach of the Bush years." Yeah, but the difference is, you get the idea that Obama would mean it. I would probably never vote for the guy, but this is one of the reasons why he is seen by so many as an alternative to Camp Hillary. When he talks, he can actually get you to listen to him.