Questions surrounding another Clinton donor

This one could be nearly as big as the Hsu campaign fundraising scandal.

And by “big” I mean big to the people who actually care about what the Hillary campaign is up to when the cameras aren’t rolling. Which naturally excludes the mainstream media. To be sure, this story will get some minor play, but nothing like it would if it were a Republican politician/candidate.

And speaking of Hillary, the Washington Post reports today that she is slamming Obama on multiple fronts as the race tightens in Iowa:

PERRY, Iowa, Nov. 25 — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), her status as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in jeopardy, stepped up attacks on her closest rival with fewer than six weeks until the first nominating contest.

Just weeks ago, Clinton chastised her opponents for “mudslinging.” But she unapologetically pursued her main challenger, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), over the weekend, standing by her decision to mock Obama’s foreign policy experience and attacking his health-care plan — part of what her advisers described as a new phase of her campaign that will present voters with a “real choice.”

“I think that there are differences among us on issues and on qualifications and on experience — and voters are going to begin drawing those judgments,” Clinton said in response to a question Sunday about whether Democrats should attack one other.

Clinton proceeded to hammer Obama over his health-care proposal, saying that only her approach would ensure coverage for all Americans, and mocking him for what she called a “kind of confusing” approach to health care.

Obama and Clinton are locked in a tight race in Iowa with former senator John Edwards (N.C.), and each is putting renewed focus on electability — a factor that helped turn the state for Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) in the 2004 Democratic contest. Although most Democrats at the national level view Clinton as the most viable nominee, Iowans are more receptive to viewing Obama and Edwards that way. All of the campaigns concede electability is a top concern among caucusgoers. Health plans and war policy aside, they want to back a winner.

Strategists for Obama said over the weekend that they see an opening for their candidate on the question of electability, and campaign manager David Plouffe also predicted a “relentlessly negative” barrage from the Clinton campaign in the days ahead.

If they think what Hillary’s enaging in right now constitutes her trademark mudslinging, well then the Obama campaign ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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