Clinton Campaign Says "Traffic" the Reason for Pulling Negative Spot

In a conference call just now, Clinton campaign communications director Howard Wolfson said the campaign’s taking down of their negative radio ad attacking Barack Obama in South Carolina was in no way a result of media pushback questioning the spot’s accuracy.

"We are trafficking in our final closing messages for the campaign" said Wolfson. "And that explains the change in traffic."

The reporters on the call seemed skeptical.

Wolfson and Clinton campaign chief strategist Mark Penn then went on to thrash Obama for, among other things, "deliberate pandering" to a conservative editorial board in Las Vegas and "questioning the veracity of the former president." Clinton Campaign Says "Traffic" the Reason for Pulling Negative Spot