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Barack Obama is winning the tussle for top Dem foreign policy strategists, but the party's old farts may yet help Hillary triumph. Plus, bizarre dynamics of the primaries

By Tumbler   June 2007

The Democrats’ answer to Condi

However courteous their public exchanges, an open war for talent has broken out between Hillary and Obama. The old Clinton administration’s foreign policy team has split asunder, with former national security adviser Tony Lake leading the surge to Obama’s camp. Lake’s co-chair of Obama’s squad of diplomats-in-waiting is Bill Clinton’s old assistant secretary of state for Africa, Susan Rice. She is the Democrats’ answer to her namesake Condi, being just as smart but even easier on the eye. The Republicans believe that Susan was the Clinton administration official who turned down, or perhaps bungled,…

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