KEENE, N.H., Feb. 11 — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was challenged on Iraq from corner to corner of New Hampshire this weekend, while Senator Barack Obama drew cheers in Iowa for his opposition to the war.
On Sunday, at a news conference in Ames, Iowa, Mr. Obama declined to say whether Mrs. Clinton should explicitly express regret for the vote, but he phrased his answer to keep the onus on her.
“I will let her speak to her plan, and I will let her address both past decisions and how she wants to move forward,” Mr. Obama said. “I am not clear on how she would proceed at this point to wind down the war in a specific way.”
In two days of public appearances in New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton did not mention Mr. Obama’s name or explicitly contrast her positions on the war with his, though she did say at one point that it was “very easy to go around saying, ‘End the war now.’ ”
She was never asked directly about Mr. Obama; she held no news conferences with the two dozen reporters following her, nor did voters publicly press her on Mr. Obama’s views.
Monday, February 12, 2007
"For Clinton and Obama, Different Tests on Iraq"