Clinton Campaigns Against the Media

New message attacks pundits, not Obama
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 17, 2008 10:56 AM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., leads staff members onto her campaign plane in Portland, Oregon Friday, May 16, 2008 en route to Louisville, Ky.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – The Clinton campaign’s new chief target is the media that’s left it for dead, Politico reports. Hillary Clinton’s speeches, ads, and discussions with supporters and superdelegates now focus on what she considers the pundits’ premature verdict that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee. Her camp hopes the strategy will spark a backlash vote in remaining primaries and turn the tide of superdelegates that seems to be heading Obama’s way.

“Every time in this campaign that people have tried to call this race prematurely, the voters have rallied” for Clinton, said a spokesman. Her strategists believe such a rally helped her win West Virginia in a landslide, and hope that sentiment will continue to provide a boost. “I don’t care what the pundits say. I’m going to leave it up to the voters,” Clinton said in Oregon.