The Clinton and Obama campaigns have started trading blows over issues involving race. Often the strangest comments come from campaign spokespeople and not the candidates themselves. Bob Johnson, the founder of BET Network and a Clinton supporter, made some inflammatory statements over the weekend. But the Obama campaign has been just as bad by misquoting Clinton's positions. This could get ugly, folks.
Todd Beaton on mydd.com blogs on Sen. Hillary Clinton's ability to win and lose people's hearts. He correctly points out that Clinton built much of her lead last summer by being engaging and personable in many of the debates. Turkana at leftcoaster.com sifts though the allegations that the Clinton campaign has made race an "issue." Clinton flatly denied such allegations yesterday on Meet the Press. Turkana then attacks a ridiculous memo released by the Sen. Barack Obama's (D., Ill.) campaign about how Clinton allegedly has played the race card in the primaries. John Aravosis doesn't buy the explanation released by the Clinton campaign explaining the comments of BET's Johnson. Johnson defended the Clintons' civil rights record, while Obama was "doing stuff in the neighborhood" -- an allusion to drug use discussed in Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope. Ann Althouse discusses an exchange between Clinton and Tim Russert during his show Sunday. Russert questioned Clinton about her worst moment ever: the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Clinton described what she learned from the test, and Althouse defends Clinton for not revealing her private feelings.