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Hillary Clinton: Collateral Damage

March 29, 2008

By Eugene Robinson
The Washington Post 
Friday, March 28, 2008; Page A19

Talk about not being able to catch a break. To pummel a boxing metaphor, it was Barack Obama who got tagged with a roundhouse right, flush on the chin — but it was Hillary Clinton, from early indications, who ended up nursing a sore jaw and wondering what hit her.

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns at Sara’s Diner in Fort Wayne, Ind., Friday, March 28, 2008.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

A week of hearing the Rev. Jeremiah Wright‘s jeremiads more or less continuously on cable news channels seemed certain to hurt Obama politically. Indeed it did — but only slightly, according to a new NBC NewsWall Street Journal poll. The candidate who really suffered, according to the same poll, was Clinton.

Clinton must look back at dodging bullets in Bosnia and bringing peace to Northern Ireland as mere walks in the park compared with this crazy campaign. Then again, accurate recollection hasn’t been her strong suit of late.

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