Thursday, January 3, 2008

Nervous? Confident?

I just finished lunch at Des Moines' Raccoon River Brewery. It just so happens that the Clinton camp has a media/high profile supporters/staff setup next door at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.

Before lunch I was exploring the third floor suites at the hotel and ran into a handful of Clinton security and press personnel. A handful of the press people broke off and ended up in the tables around me at the Brewery.

I can't speak on the moods of all the other campaigns headquartered here, but these Clinton staff were 'jittery.' Maybe it was nervousness over Clinton's position in recent polls, or perhaps some sort of adrenaline rush. Either way, drinks were being stirred ferociously and feet were tapping under tables.

It sure wasn't the serene comfort that the Obama team was exhibiting last night, but who knows if that kind of confidence now is a good thing.

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