Clintons, Obama Play Nice

South Carolina attack ads pulled after nasty week
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2008 4:06 AM CST
Clintons, Obama Play Nice
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., picks up eight-month-old Elainey Speight, of Anderson, S.C., at a town-hall style campaign event in Anderson Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Hostilities in the Clinton-Obama feud appear to have ceased for now, reports the Washington Post.  Attack ads were pulled from South Carolina local radio, starting with one from Hillary Clinton's campaign calling Barack Obama a closet Republican and a Ronald Reagan fan. The Obama response ad, saying Hillary will "say anything and change nothing," was yanked soon after.

Bill Clinton, the driving force behind much of the recent antagonism between the Democratic frontrunners, managed to speak to a crowd for 90 minutes and not once mention Hillary's rival. Obama himself struck a conciliatory tone on the subject of the former president. "He is entirely justified in wanting to promote his wife's candidacy," he said. Obama called the recent attacks "good practice" for dealing with Republicans. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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