Updates From the Campaign Trail


1204059264Super Tuesday has long passed, but the presidential hopefuls from both parties are still popping up in New England. Hillary Clinton visited Rhode Island and wore an ugly sweatshirt. Michelle Obama tried to explain that she really is proud of America while on the stump for her husband. Mike Huckabee made an appearance at a Providence school and looked like a busker.

But perhaps the most politically relevant event in New England happened in Cleveland, Ohio. Connecticut Senator and former presidential hopeful Chris Dodd endorsed Barack Obama.

It’s just the latest in a string of bad news for the Clinton campaign. The media is buzzing with allegations that her staffers have been circulating an image of Obama wearing Islamic garb. Clinton has tried to distance herself from the pictures, but it may be too late.

Clinton heads into tonight’s final debate before the March 4 primaries in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island at a disadvantage. Not only does Obama have more delegates, but the latest poll numbers show Clinton has fallen behind in Texas polling for the first time. Dan Kennedy writes that it’s Obama’s debate to lose.

The news isn’t all bad—Clinton finally scored a coveted Hollywood endorsement. On Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey proudly declared that “bitch is the new black” when discussing Clinton’s floundering candidacy. “Bitches get stuff done.” Now that’s a woman who’s funny, Sarah Silverman.