Dueling Sunday Obama-Clinton Media Conference Calls Feature Indignant and Combative Top Aides


Obama strategist Axelrod on Clinton attempts to seat Florida, Michigan delegations and other vote-getting strategies:

“You get the feeling they are literally trying to do anything to win this nomination.”

Calls again for Clinton to release earmark requests, tax returns, Clinton Library donors, and first lady records.

Also gives equivocating answers on decision to exclude Rev. Wright from last year’s campaign kickoff.


In their own conference call, top Clinton staffers hold up Sunday Chicago Tribune story as evidence of the Obama team “reveling in attacks on Sen. Clinton’s character.”

Spokesman Singer accuses Obama campaign of “slow and half-hearted” support for re-votes in Michigan, and Florida.

Communications director Wolfson also turns around disclosure attack, asks for Obama’s Illinois Senate schedules and tax returns from every year in elected office. “If you want to talk about disclosure, let’s talk about it.”

Absent from both calls: cheek turning.

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