From a Drudge Report flash:

Tue Jan 02 2007 18:56:42 ET

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton views Barack Obama as her biggest obstacle to nomination, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Wednesday, but she believes the threat of his candidacy will diminish — as voters learn how inexperienced he is in government and foreign affairs!


Editors have placed a high-impact story filed by reporter Adam Nagourney in Page One lead positions, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

Clinton has engaged in a series of nearly nonstop political consultations since Election Day, in what her advisers say are preparations for, in all likelihood, announcing her interest in running for president.

[That announcement could come in weeks.]

Dining recently with allies in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton was “probing and absorbing, and clearly informed,” reports Nagourney.

The topic turned to the Democratic sweep in New Hampshire in November.

Hillary wanted to know how did the Democrats managed to unseat the state’s two Republican members of Congress, and what were the key issues?

Clinton told Democrats that she viewed her two strongest potential Democratic opponents as Obama and John Edwards.

Developing late…

Need I say more?

There is blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

I happen to agree with Hillary that the more voters learn about Obama, the less they will be inclined to support him. I would compare it to my wife’s adoration of Paula Deen and then reading in a cookbook that Jimmy Carter is Paula’s favorite president. Sometimes the less we know about people, the more we like them. Of course, Obama also has his smoking problem to deal with.

Good times, good times…