Hillary Keeps Jabbing as Obama Parries

Edwards plays 'grown up'; Obama gets key SC endorsement
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2008 5:53 PM CST

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton kept the verbal battle alive today by reiterating that Barack Obama a "frustrated" former "slumlord" who “clearly came last night looking for a fight,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Obama retaliated from the high road, vowing a "different kind of politics" and saying that Clinton's "looseness with the facts" makes voters "cynical," Talking Points Memo reports.

John Edwards responded to last night's squabbles by telling the Hill that he represents "the grown-up wing of the Democratic Party." He also claimed to have improved his fundraising and promised it was still a "three-person race." But Obama got a leg up in South Carolina today as the state's biggest paper backed him, the Washington Post reports. The State's editors called his campaign "an argument for a more unifying style of leadership."