On the Clinton campaign conference call this morning, spokesmen Howard Wolfson and Phil Singer once again directed attention to the fact that the Tony Rezko trial just started yesterday, and said that Barack Obama hasn’t answered all of the questions about it.
“The bottom line,” Wolfson began, “is that as Democrats prepare to vote and begin voting in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont, there are many, many, many more questions for Senator Obama with regard to the Rezko matter.”
Wolfson later added that the unanswered questions posed by the Clinton campaign were the "most basic" and he emphasized that there were also many questions that had been asked by the media that should be answered.
When Singer took over, he pointed out that yesterday was only the “beginning of jury selection” for the trail, but said that the Chicago Sun-Times reports (under the headline "Low-key start to Rezko trial," in the Metro section) that “the Obama campaign was concerned enough that they had a staff member dispatched to the courthouse to take notes.”
This, Singer said, “should set alarms off throughout the newsrooms of America.”
The main points Wolfson and Singer made were true–there are some questions Obama hasn’t answered, and Rezko’s trial is underway. It also seemed like another way of making a case to the press that the race, whatever today’s result, is very much alive.