I think this does her in, if she wasn't done in already that is. It just seems like it's going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back to anyone who is undecided.
I don't find this as big a deal as her coming out and saying she believes pledged delegates have no responsibility to vote for who the American people have told them to vote for. I mean to me that's just disgusting. Why the hell hold votes if they don't mean anything!!
I can't believe she's not being nailed over that today. I mean seriously.
I am not a Hillary supporter by any means, but I tend to doubt that any supporter or would-be supporter are under the impression that the Clintons are part of the working poor or anything. At least I would hope not. That's not to say that I would have guess that they made quite that much. But I still doubt this will swing many votes. Also it can be noted that they have been much more generous in their charitable donations than Americans in general and Obama in particular.
Of course as wmatistic pointed out, Hillary is doing plenty of other things to sink her own campaign.
(edited by ges7184 on 4.4.08 1800) The Bored are already here. Idle hands are the devil's workshop. And no... we won't kill dolphins. But koalas are fair game.
Of course plenty of people will be pouring over these for the next week or so, but even without any dirt coming out of it, I'm thinking that the $100,000,000 income figure is going to get noticed by some of her blue collar core. The bigger problems for her might be:
(a) some $18 million floating around somewhere (Cayman Islands?) (b) The Lack of 2007 returns. After all this, she files an extension?? (c) The Clinton Foundation donors (some $500 million worth?)
And if Mark Penn lobbying for a free trade agreement on behalf of Colombia this past week gains traction in another state hurt by NAFTA.. the cumulative effect might even give Obama a shot to pull out the win that would effectively end the contest.
Also watch to see if the Canadians issue their report about the NAFTA leak that came two days before the Ohio primary before PA votes - if that ends up reflecting bad on her, combined with the NAFTA support from her First Lady schedules...
I'd wait and see where this is coming from...granted, it's most likely some Americans. Past attacks like this have been made to look like another country or group did it. Most likely to mis-direct the blame.