Prez Hopefuls Target Obama
Clinton, Romney blast Iowa winner ahead of tonight's crucial debates
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2008 3:40 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks at a rally, Saturday Jan. 5, 2008, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – GOP and Dem hopefuls alike hammered Barack Obama’s platform in the hours before tonight’s crucial debates in New Hampshire, Reuters reports. Democrat Hillary Clinton, who placed third behind Obama and John Edwards in Iowa’s caucuses, slammed Obama’s health care plan as Romney took a turn blasting his track record, saying, “He’s a nice fella and a very well-spoken fella, but he’s never done it.”

Clinton and Romney need strong showings in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday after lackluster finishes in the Iowa caucuses, analysts say. GOP and Dem candidates will debate tonight in separate televised events, the GOP at 7 p.m. EST and Dems at 8:30 p.m. EST, both hosted by Charles Gibson on ABC.