The Democratic hopefuls are getting so rude with one another that one of their own had to step into the fray.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced Oct. 30 that he regrets the “negative tone” that two of his rivals have taken toward Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, according to the Associated Press. He chided Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina for claiming Mrs. Clinton was beholden to special interests, and predicted he’ll win the nomination because he’s nice on the campaign trail.
“I think that Senators Obama and Edwards should concentrate on the issues and not on attacking Senator Clinton,” said Mr. Richardson, who officially added his name to the New Hampshire ballot on Oct. 30. “It’s OK to get aggressive on the issues, but to make personal attacks on somebody’s attachments to lobbyists, that’s not the kind of positive tone I want to see.”
Besides, there’s plenty of time to get mean before the general election.
“Now is not the time to start food fights,” Mr. Richardson said.