FROM Jack Cafferty:
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"Things are tense in Hillaryland these days.”
That's according to a piece on Bloomberg by Albert Hunt that focuses on the situation in which Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton now finds herself.
It describes a focus group of 11 Democrats in Philadelphia. After talking with the participants, a Democratic pollster found concerns about Clinton included that she is devious, calculating and a divisive figure in American politics. They also said that as president, Clinton would be demanding, difficult, maybe even a little scary.
Meanwhile, Clinton's once-commanding advantage over Barack Obama in Iowa and New Hampshire is evaporating.
An average of polls taken in Iowa in mid-to-late November now shows Obama appears to be leading Clinton 28% to 25%.
In New Hampshire, an average of polls shows Clinton leading Obama by 10 points which is down from a 19 point lead she had earlier this fall.
The Bloomberg article suggests there are some political strains with Hillary's greatest asset, Bill. Top campaign officials were apparently furious at the former president when he was quoted as saying he had opposed the Iraq war from the beginning. Also, one close associate says he's been bouncing off the walls at her campaign's ineptitude in the past few weeks.
Here’s my question to you: With 3 1/2 weeks until the first votes are cast in Iowa, what should Hillary Clinton’s campaign do to stop the bleeding?