Clinton denies White House run is in trouble
Hillary Clinton on Friday denied her White House campaign was in disarray, despite sliding poll ratings and an uproar sparked by an aide who questioned her rival Barack Obama’s drug history.
“If I had listened to … the Washington chattering class, I would not be standing here would I?” Clinton told reporters, as controversy and reports of campaign turmoil swirled around her 2008 presidential bid.
“I believe in trusting my own instincts. I feel very, very good about the case that I am making.”
New signs of fragility for the former first lady came just 20 days before Iowa holds first state votes for a Democratic nomination that Clinton seemed to have in her grasp just a few months ago.
She has endured six weeks of woe, battered by a shaky debate performance in Philadelphia, accusations that her campaign was planting questions at her events and the Obama drugs slur.
She also hasnt returned 850,000 in dirty campaign contributions from Norman Hsu. She also hasnt opened the archives of her tenure as first lady. You can bet she isnt dumb enough to send a bungler like Sandy Berger into the Archives…