Just heard from a friend in New Hampshire listening to Bill Clinton that he was very negative and very defensive — blaming the press for the outcome in Iowa and for ganging up on his wife.
What happened to the Bill Clinton who was allegedly encouraging an optimistic campaign?
I’m hearing from too many sources to mention that tensions are high and emotions brittle in the Clinton camp.
I find it strange because in contrast to the scrambling and grimacing among some of the insiders, some other of the seasoned advisers and proprietors of Hillaryland I have talked to or seen are level-headed, ready to fight on, and say in a nonplussed way that they always expected this to be a long-ish marathon.
But with some of the others, they are acting as if “the wheels are coming off.”
— Steve Clemons