‘Negative campaign’ discussion, moment on Hardball


One of the top officials running Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign has been forced to quit Thursday night after slurring Barack Obama  and setting off a small firestorm about negative campaigning. 

The Clinton campaign denied authorizing controversial comments about Barack Obama’s acknowledged adolescent drug use. Hours before yesterday’s Iowa debate,  Hillary Clinton apologized to Barack Obama  - and he told her leadership had to come from the top to stop negative campaigning.

But despite Clinton denials - and even after the apology, Clinton strategist Mark Penn brought up cocaine on Hardball. Click here to watch the video clip.

'Negative campaign' discussion, moment on Hardball