Clinton Supporters Prepare to “Swiftboat” Obama
Via Pam’s House Blend:
Allies of Hillary Clinton plan an expensive, stealth campaign to buttress her standing in the must-win states of Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania.
They’re canvassing Clinton donors for pledges of up to $100,000 in the hope of raising at least $10M by the end of next week. The money will be placed in the account of a political committee organized under section 527 of the tax code.
A Democrat who was briefed on the project said that Pennsylvania attorney William A. K. Titelman is leading the effort to solicit money. Titleman, who raised money for Gov. Bill Richardson’s presidential campaign, has not contributed money to Clinton. He did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
This is nothing more than a last ditch effort by Clinton’s supporters to tear down Barack Obama and rescue her failing campaign. It is incredible the degree to which the Clintons will and their proxies will go to maliciously attack Obama and in effect do the Republicans’ dirty work for them.
I agree with Joe Sudbay of AmericaBlog:
Clinton’s supporters are absolutely obsessed with driving up Obama’s negatives. You get the sense that they cannot believe that Obama’s campaign is making them work for what they rightly deserve. Now, instead of picking out their White House office furniture, they’re forced to raise large amounts of money to tear down the Democratic front-runner.