James Forsyth

What does Hillary do if she loses to Obama?

What does Hillary do if she loses to Obama?
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It looks increasingly like Hillary’s nightmare Iowa scenario is about to become true. So, the question is how does she come back?

The brutal truth is that there is no easy solution to her troubles. In recent weeks, she has tried to showcase the softer side of her personality—something that her campaign should have done at the beginning. The problem with this approach is that it isn’t newsworthy and that it is unlikely to be a game-changer. But the alternative—attacking Obama—could be disastrous. Indeed, a lot of Hillary’s current problems stem from a feeling that she was too keen to take down Obama. 

Another thing she will have to contend with is an avalanche of positive Obama coverage if he triumphs. With New Hampshire voting on Tuesday, it is hard to see how Hillary could turn it round between now and then.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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