Barack Obama had a rough night in Texas and Ohio, and some are even taking a contentious press conference he recently endured as a sign the MSM might be turning on him. But the junior senator from Illinois can still count on one MSMer in his corner: Robin Roberts. A few weeks ago, as I noted here, the GMA co-anchor conducted a softball session for the ages with Obama.
Today, Hillary Clinton made the rounds of all the morning network news shows. The toughest questioning by far came from Roberts, in this exchange.
ROBIN ROBERTS: What do you think the negative ad factor, how did that help you in this race? Because leading up, you did have some negative attack ads, and can we expect to see more of that in the days and weeks ahead?As you might imagine, Hillary wasn't buying Roberts' premise.
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I don't accept that. You know, this campaign has been incredibly civil. Obviously Senator Obama has sent a lot of negative information through the mails about me and I called him on it.
Way to play the victim card, Hillary. But don't look for Robin to back down in those "days and weeks ahead." Expect Roberts to be fighting for her guy to the finish.
Aside: What this country needs are some good positive attack ads ;-)