Is The Clinton Team On the Road To Self-destruction As Well As Moral Obloquy?

Is Bill Clinton's attack-dog campaign strategy just the tip of the iceberg?

A number of articles and political commentaries take up this question today, in the aftermath of the South Carolina election. I am providing links to them with some excerpt. They are well worth reading in their entirety. The Democratic Party must repudiate the Clintons sinking so low that they are willing to court a racist vote in order to defeat Barack Obama.

As Democrats, we well remember how Karl Rove orchestrated a finely tuned series of vicious personal attacks against the Clinton’s during Bill Clinton’s two terms in office. It seems like Hillary and Bill learned all the wrong lessons from that experience. They are now trying to out-Rove Rove with their current racist smear campaign against Barack Obama, and they have hired a master dirty-ops PR heavy, Mark Penn, CEO of firm Burson-Marsteller to oversee the job.

Nick Benton's Corner: Benton comes out swinging for Hillary

AS the one who posts Benton's editorials, the owner/editor of the Falls Church News Press--with his explicit permission--I have begun to wonder! He and I certainly disagree on the Clintons, on the significance of the Obama campaign, and on John Edwards whom he fails to mention. But then again, I think he provides food for thought for those who agree with me (probably the majority of progressive bloggers. So here it is.

Nicholas F. Benton: The 12 Days Since Christmas

Wow. What a year 2008 is going to be. Fasten your seat belts! We've already made history. In the first week of 2008, the stock market fell as a percentage of the total by more than any year since 1932. That's since the depths of the Great Depression. And it took another big hit Tuesday.

At the same time, it's a presidential election year, and we're also on the verge of a preemptive military strike against Iran that could bring oil deliveries to a standstill. We've already had the first military face-off in the critical Straits of Hormuz, through which all oil from the Middle East must come, and the price of oil has already bumped above $100 a barrel a couple times. Armed militants are about to make life really messy in oil-rich Nigeria.