Bill Clinton gets upset with CNN reporteri.l.cnn.net
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politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Bill Clinton became visibly upset Wednesday over comments by a prominent South Carolina Democrat that compared the former president's actions on the trail to those of infamous Republican strategist Lee Atwater.

In an interview with CNN's Jessica Yellin, Dick Harpootlian, a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party and a supporter of Barack Obama, said some of Bill Clinton's recent remarks on the campaign trail were appeals based on race and gender. He said the comments were meant to "suppresses the vote, demoralize voters, and distort the record," and said they were "reminiscent of Lee Atwater."

Clinton sharply disputed the charge, and lashed out at Yellin for raising the question.

"You live for this. This hurts the people of South Carolina," he said. "Because the people of South Carolina come to these meetings and ask questions about what they care about. And what they care about is not what's going to be in the news coverage tonight, because you don't care about it.

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Is the media playing the race card issue or is it the candidates?
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Consider this: "If Hillary loses South Carolina and the defeat serves to demonstrate Obama's ability to attract a bloc vote among black Democrats, the message will go out loud and clear to white voters that this is a racial fight." -Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor, who's obviously got interesting perspectives on the current campaign.
See: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/How_Clinton_Will_Win_the_Nomination_by_Losing_S_C

I'd say the Clintons may be lowering expectations after deliberately stirring the pot. It may or may not work, but when Dick Morris brings it up there's reason to at least ponder what's going on.
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needed 3rd option

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