The YouTube video above records gloves-off exchanges between Democrat presidential hopefuls Chris Dodd and Hillary Clinton with their fellow Senator Barack Obama. Both Senators were targeting last week's remarks by Obama in which he naively suggested bombing Pakistan. The Illinois audience cheered their embattled Senator but he is having the roughest time since he announced his nomination and Senator Clinton's chances of securing her party's nomination are, according to latest polling, increasing.
As Toby Harnden reports in today's Daily Telegraph Senator Obama hasn't been taking Clinton's attacks lying down. He has been painting the former First Lady as a creature of the Washington establishment and a crony of corporate lobbyists. The Republicans are loving this. Long embattled they are seeing the first signs of the Democrats getting ugly with each other. They are now hoping that in their desperation to get the nomination Clinton and Obama will severely damage each other.