WASHINGTON--Barack Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe is sending out a call Monday for supporters to be on the alert for, and to report, anything they see that can be construed as a negative hit from chief rival Hillary Clinton. New Hillary Clinton Obama site. LINK
" We're asking all of you to be vigilant and notify us immediately of any attacks from Senator Clinton or her supporters as soon as you see them so that we can respond with the truth swiftly and forcefully," Plouffe writes.
"This attacks could be phone calls, literature drops, blog posts mail pieces as well as radio and TV ads. Some could even be anonymous or designed to be. Please email us at email@example.com the moment you see something that concerns you."
The Obama campaign created a new website to chronicle these attacks from Clinton (the Clinton camp would use a word other than attacks) called...Hillaryattacks.
The Clinton campaign earlier created its own FactHub site for "reality checks."
New Hillary Attacks website: http://hillaryattacks.barackobama.com/
Post on the Obama campaign blog from campaign manager David Plouffe below.
By David Plouffe - Dec 3rd, 2007 at 7:39 am EST
Saturday night, the Des Moines Register came out with a poll that shows Barack Obama has pulled ahead of the Democratic frontrunner and is now leading in Iowa.
The poll also showed that by a wide margin, Iowans believe that Senator Clinton is running the most negative campaign in this race.
Yesterday we found out why.
Less than twelve hours after that poll came out, the Clinton campaign launched a series of baseless attacks against Senator Obama. Panicked by the poll numbers, they even attacked Barack for telling his kindergarten teacher what he wanted to be when he grew up.
I wish I were joking.
The American people find these kinds of attacks tiring and unproductive, but today Senator Clinton promised that this was just the beginning, saying that attacking other Democrats is "the fun part" of campaigning for the presidency.
We disagree. Barack Obama believes that this presidential campaign isn't about attacking people for fun, it's about solving people's problems, like ending this war and creating a universal health care system. Washington insiders might think throwing mud is fun, but the America people are looking for a President who can unite this country around a common purpose, and that's the kind of leadership Barack will continue to offer in this campaign.
But we need your help.
Today we're launching a website that will keep track of all the attacks Senator Clinton has launched since she said she wasn't interested in attacking other Democrats at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on November 10th. We're asking all of you to be vigilant and notify us immediately of any attacks from Senator Clinton or her supporters as soon as you see them so that we can respond with the truth swiftly and forcefully.
This attacks could be phone calls, literature drops, blog posts mail pieces as well as radio and TV ads. Some could even be anonymous or designed to be. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org the moment you see something that concerns you.
Senator Clinton has said her idea of fun is to attack Barack each day from here on out, and that's why we need you to help us stop those attacks and make sure that Barack can continue to talk with voters and caucus-goers about the struggles they face and their hope for America.
The post can be found on our blog at: LINK