Obama Surges, Clinton Gets Hands On
Posted on Jan 6, 2008
Two new polls show Barack Obama building on his Iowa win with a double digit lead in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has personally seized the reins of her campaign, determined to push the talking point she debuted at Saturday’s debate—that she can deliver on Obama’s promise of change.
That poll also showed Obama (Ill.) opening up a significant lead in the state, suggesting a major bounce in support following his win in the Iowa caucuses, where Clinton (N.Y.) finished third.
Frustrated by her campaign’s reaction to the defeat, Clinton ordered her advisers Sunday to reorient their message to more aggressively focus on the idea that Obama is all talk and no action.
“This election is about the difference between talk and action, between rhetoric and reality,” Clinton said at a crowded rally near the coast Sunday night in what advisers said was a new approach that she scripted herself. “If we’re going to be talking about change, then let’s talk about change. Let’s talk about who’s produced change, and let’s talk about who’s more likely to bring about change.”