From Obama spokesman Bill Burton:
"Having lived by the polls, Hillary Clinton is now panicked by them. It was just nine days ago that Hillary Clinton told 9,000 Iowa Democrats that she wasn't going to attack other Democrats."
Obviously that has changed as it has become clear we'll be holding a caucus, not a coronation, in Iowa. Barack Obama has been fighting for working families since he helped neighborhoods devastated by steel plant closings as a community organizer over two decades ago, and he'll be a President who delivers change working Americans can believe in by taking on the special interests and bringing this country together. America needs a president who will be candid about the challenges we face and honest about how we should address them."
Responds Phil Singer:
That's a curious comment from a campaign that traded the politics of hope in for the poltics of attack.
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.