03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Faces A Surge Of A Different Kind

As New Hampshire voters go to the polls this morning, a tide is turning toward Sen. Barack Obama -- in reporters' inboxes, at least.

The Republican National Committee has for months flooded political correspondents with prolific and pointed e-mail attacks on Sen. Hillary Clinton. Spokesman Danny Diaz, a veteran message warrior from the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign, has mocked Clinton's record, ridiculed her policy proposals as tax-hiking non-starters and generally delighted in any evidence that she was losing her frontrunner status in the Democratic primary field. (Often, he would send out poll numbers, without comment, that showed rivals gaining on Clinton.)

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