Inside Hillary's Obama Counterattack

Startled by the Illinois Senator's surge, Clinton is cozying up to fund-raisers, courting women and blacks and deploying Bill

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, speaks during a fundraiser for her presidential campaign while her husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton look on in New York on April 23, 2007.

Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign was designed and built to be a dreadnought, an all-big-gun battleship that would rule the waves without being dented, slowed or thrown off course. But it has been caught off guard by a submarine named Barack Obama, running silent, running deep — until he surfaced with a spectacular showing in the first round of fund-raising numbers. What startled Clinton's team was not just Obama's totals or his success at drumming up contributions over the Internet, but also how much he is collecting from the big donors who have fueled Clinton enterprises for the past decade...

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