Trail Watch: Butting heads

Romney is still polling strong in New Hampshire and reportedly the leading contender in Iowa, whole the polls continue to show Hillary Clinton leading among Democratic voters, though in New Hampshire Democrats are mostly undecided.

Romney is still polling strong in New Hampshire and reportedly the leading contender in Iowa, whole the polls continue to show Hillary Clinton leading among Democratic voters, though in New Hampshire Democrats are mostly undecided.

As all the candidates continue to try shape their public image, this week was notable for candidate back-biting, including Clinton and Obama tussling over who was would the most responsible president when it comes to dealing with renegade foreign powers like Iran, as well as McCain and Giuliani flaring over the meaning of “waterboarding.”

Today's winner: John Edwards

He may be an also-ran from 2004 and plagued by that video of his formerly $400 haircut, but he's been issuing a lot of plans lately on a range of public policy issues, from corporate social responsibility to universal healthcare, seeking to show that his candidacy carries weight. The Washington Post gives lots of credit for the energized Edwards campaign to election guru Joe Trippi.

Elsewhere on the trail

Biden makes “racially provocative remarks.”

Clinton addresses the past “challenges” of her marriage while Romney harps on them.

The wives of the presidential candidates deny they secretly make all the decisions.

Dodd ad makes jab about Edwards' haircut.

Romney accidentally refers to Obama as “Osama.”

Oh my gawd, even Giuliani is a Sox fan. Yankees officially suck.

Huckabee has a good shot in Iowa.


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