Sunday, December 16, 2007

"You can look inside my mouth if you want."

Well, don't look a gift Hillary in the mouth.

In Dunlap, Iowa this afternoon Hillary said:

''I've been to cattle barns before and sales, before in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on. I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me.''

Just a wild stab here but "you can look inside my mouth if you want" was not in Hillary's talking points today. It's becoming more and more apparent that Hillary won't merely lose Iowa. It could be an Obama blow out if Ickes-Begala-Carville-Lindsey don't do their thing. And the Schadenfreude in certain New York circles is no doubt growing day by day.

He's Not Going To Return To Reagan-Bush

Yesterday Gov. Romney ("I was an independent during the time of Reagan Bush, I'm not going to return to Reagan-Bush.") jumped on Gov. Dukakabee for attacking the Bush administration's "arrogant bunker mentality" foreign policy. He said:

"It sounds like something Barack Obama or John Edwards would say - not what you hear from someone running for president as a Republican."

Being attacked by mystifying Mitt Romney as a RINO on any issue had to be galling for Ed Rollins and the rest of the Dukakabee people. What's next in this presidential campaign? Hillary trotting out Howard Wolfson to attack Sen. Obama for running an illegal "slush fund" PAC to raise money?

Drudge Channels Edmund Muskie

Drudge has posted a typical over-reaction this morning: "Mitt Tears On Meet." Gov. Romney did not come close to even a half-blubber. He should stick to obsessing about about freak weather events, 14 pound babies, celebrity dimwits and other Star Wars bar scene stories.