October 29th, 2007
09:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Time to get tough?

Watch Candy Crowley's report on what Sen. Obama is doing to get tough on Sen. Clinton and her policies.

(CNN) - In a presidential nomination race that seems like it's gone on forever, there are only 66 days left until the Iowa caucases.  Candy Crowley takes a look at whether it's time for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, to get tough with one of his chief rivals - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Mark Ramsey MD Fort Lauderdale FL

    Mr. Obama, you're going to have a tough time getting your poll numbers up considering all the gays you've recently alienated.

    October 29, 2007 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  2. Grover Chicago IL

    "get tough", you mean like Bush ?

    October 29, 2007 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  3. bymyside, Long Beach, CA

    In Senator Barack Obama's words:

    “The notion that somehow changing tone means simply that we let them say whatever they want to say or that there are no disagreements and that we’re all holding hands and singing ‘Kumbaya’ is obviously not what I had in mind and not how I function. And anybody who thinks I have, hasn’t been paying attention. Hope is not ignoring differences or ignoring problems. As I said in my convention speech, hope is what you have in the face of difficulties, uncertainties and conflict. Being honest about those differences and conflicts, but believing that we can resolve them, not trying to pretend that they’re not there.”

    NY Times Interview

    OBAMA '08!

    October 30, 2007 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  4. TR in Wallingford, CT

    Don't pay attention to the polls. They're notoriously unreliable. They showed Dean as a frontrunner around this time last election.

    Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire are smart enough to make up their own minds without being baricaded by insulting political attack ads that insult everyone's intelligence.

    All Obama has to do is make the destinction between himself and Clinton on policy, nothing else.

    Clinton voted for the Iraq war, Obama spoke out against it. Clinton voted for this resolution that brings us closer to war with Iran, Obama spoke out against it. Obama has a more detailed energy policy. Obama has the experience as a community organizer to listen to people and build structure from the ground up. Look at his work in Chicago, etc.

    If Obama can make these distinctions without going personal or below the belt, he'll be in even better shape than he is now.

    Obama '08!

    October 30, 2007 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. brenda,boston,ma

    No, no tough talk. Keep going, Keep growing. We love ya. We will be waiting for your nomination. Tell us your strategies.
    Can not wait to see you in the white house.

    October 30, 2007 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. charles,wichita,ks

    You certainly the nominee, you can quote me on that!

    October 30, 2007 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  7. karen

    Obamawill not win.

    October 30, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |