Thursday, January 10, 2008

More on Clinton’s “iron my shirt” hecklers

Turns out they were hecklers from a Boston radio show. One claimed to be a Republican; another said he was a health care voter and had a Hillary for President sticker on his bag.

I don’t know how the Obama campaign handles this, but, obviously, stay tuned.

Am I surprised, to the degree this may not have been just a radio station preplanned stunt, but something calculated on Clinton’s part? Of course not.

Note of caution: Both links above come may need a bit of caution; the first comes from a right-wing website and the second from the New York Daily News. Nonetheless, T.A. Frank some of his own thoughts on the same theme at Washington Monthly.

Taking off on his theme: Obama kind of got blindsided.

My follow-up: If this happened in a Democratic primary, is this another reason to question Obama’s “I can sit down and reason with Republican” theme?

Per John McLaughlin: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being metaphysical certainty, the answer is “7-plus.”