Clinton, Obama Camps Throw Elbows on Race

Issue of drugs emerges in SC
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jan 14, 2008 11:10 AM CST
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is interviewed by anchorman Tim Russert on "Meet The Press" Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, on location in Columbia, S.C., where the Democratic primary will be held January...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The racially charged crossfire between the Clinton and Obama camps continued today, as Bill Clinton said on a radio show he had a "a list of 80 attacks" from the Illinois senator on his wife. Clinton had been asked to respond to a remark made by  BET founder Robert Johnson, in introducing the senator at a black church in South Carolina yesterday, that included a coy reference to Obama's drug history.

Johnson said the couple were "deeply and emotionally involved in black issues when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood that I won't say what he was doing, but he said it in his book." The billionaire entrepreneur later claimed he was referring to the Illinois senator's time "spent as a community organizer." Bill Clinton said today Johnson should be "taken at his word," but Obama's campaign is calling the remark "irresponsible."