Hillary Clinton branded rhetoric by Barack Obama's former pastor "outrageous" on Wednesday as her Democratic foe tried to recover from his latest campaign crisis with two vital primaries looming. Clinton made her most expansive comments yet on the latest uproar sparked by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
New polls on Monday suggested Hillary Clinton's national support was collapsing, as her aides battled angrily with surging Barack Obama's camp before a key debate in her last-stand state, Ohio. Clinton, once the runaway Democratic frontrunner, issued a fierce attack on Obama's foreign policy credentials.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama come face to face on Tuesday night for the first time since their two camps embarked on the dangerous strategy of trying to extract political gain from the race issue. After Obama's victory in Iowa and Clinton's in New Hampshire, the two candidates are looking to break the tie in Nevada.