Old enemies of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are out in force. Just weeks after she joined the Democratic Party's flock of presidential contenders, Clinton is being targeted by conservative and Republican-allied activists intent on derailing her campaign before the start of next year's primaries.An earlier NY Times story says, "As Clinton Runs, Some Old Foes Stay on Sideline."
They have surfaced with a flurry of planned projects: a Michael Moore-style documentary film, book-length exposes, and websites such as StopHerNow.comand StopHillaryPAC.com.
Clinton intimates said she would also eventually rely on veterans of her husband's administration such as James Carville and Paul Begala to run interference on television, and on the street-fighter instincts of longtime political aide Harold M. Ickes for behind-the-scenes advice.
"We tend to think the blogs will drive a lot of the news," Ickes said recently.
"Even if you think it's completely false or outlandish, you ignore it at your peril."
Monday, February 19, 2007
"GOP activists circling Clinton's campaign"