Clinton, Obama to Debate in Ohio
Cleveland- Hillary Rodham Clinton will get her last, best chance Tuesday night to slow Barack Obama before the March 4 primaries in the latest debate of an increasingly contentious Democratic presidential race.
Obama has won 11 straight primaries and caucuses, and even some of Clinton’s supporters concede she must win in both Ohio and Texas next week to keep her candidacy alive.
“I think things have gotten a little hotter in the last couple of days,” Obama said at a news conference where he collected an endorsement from a former campaign rival, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut.
There was unlikely to be any debate about that, after a four-day span in which Clinton accused Obama of distorting her record on trade and health care in mass mailings, then criticized him as ill-prepared to take charge of the nation’s foreign policy.
Spicing the race further was a photograph of Obama that surfaced on the Internet, an image of him wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe presented to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya.
The gossip and news Web site The Drudge Report posted the photograph Monday and said it was being circulated by “Clinton staffers.”
It offered no evidence of that, and Clinton aides said the campaign had not known the photo was being circulated and never sanctioned its distribution.
This is probably going to be where Hillary melts down, and says something she’ll regret..