The New Negative

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Fact #1: For more than a month, Hillary Clinton’s only chance to win the nomination has been to find a way to disqualify Barack Obama as a stable, acceptable choice in the minds of superdelegates. (“Tanya Harding in the conservatory with a kitchen sink” is not a new reality.)

Fact #2: The media has – once again – largely declared the race for the Democratic nomination over, giving Clinton next to no chance to prevail.

Fact #3: In recent days, the Obama campaign has used e-mails and conference calls to engage in its most negative and personal assaults on Clinton since the campaign began.

HALPERIN’S TAKE: If Obama has the nomination wrapped up, why is his campaign going after Clinton so hard?

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