Yeah, that same group that Luntz drags all around the country just to give Obama some hope. Indeed, Luntz has been right, just that HRC's team has done a better job handling the media spin. Hopefully things will change as more people finally start watching the debates themselves rather than hearing about them through a HRC-friendly MSN spin. Also, hopefully the media has stopped with everyones' honeymoon period. Obama had his, HRC has/had hers....now it's on.
Once again, Hillary had the merits on her side in refusing to release those docs. Hell, those would be spousal communications. Anyone can understand argument against releasing those.
The problem will Hillary's response is that she made it seem as if the entire things was outside of her control, which is untrue. She wanted to leave the impression that, absent events external to her, those documents would be released. That is dishonest.
She should simply have stated that she doesn't think that ex-presidents should have to release spousal communications. I actually agree with that on the merits.
I see from Drudge that the HRC folks are going with the tied "woe is me" line to explain Hillary's debate performance...which actually wasn't all that bad from my view. Of course, when you blame the moderator, you look petty and weak.
Still, the only thing different about last night's debate is that people finally starting calling HRC on stuff. Before, they'd just let her get away with anything.
Obama was a little bit better...the winner according to the Lutz focus group.
Whatever, HRC is still the prohibitive favorite, and she can always play the gangin' up on a poor woman card to galvanize the types susceptible to that.
Yeah, why the hell didn't Hillary simply say that she beleived that spousal communications--which they were--should stay confidential. Of course some would complain, but it would be a much more defensible position that blaming the archives. I don't get it. Hillary shot herself in the foot.