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Moving the goalposts.

"Keep moving the goalpost is how the Obama campaign describes it."
(ABC's Terry Moran)

"Senator Clinton's apparent moving of the goalposts with her claim that
she's just getting warmed up, a probable surprise."
(MSNBC's Keith Olbermann)

"So I guess, you know, you could call that moving the goalposts, if you
want. But I think, quite honestly, that if Obama wins Texas--and I think
it looks good for him there--if he comes here and wins Ohio, then I
think it's over."
(PBS' Mark Shields)

"The only strategy left is to try to cheat and steal and move the
goalposts."
(Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity)

"Did she already move the goalposts and just looking for rationalization
tomorrow to keep going?"
(MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, again)

"So, President Clinton, former President Clinton, just a couple of days
ago, said she has to win both. Now, here is Ickes saying, if you just
don't lose both. I mean, the goalposts are moving."
(MSNBC's Chris Matthews)

"Hillary Clinton moved the goalpost again today, signaling that winning
here in Ohio and being competitive in Texas would be enough to keep her
campaign alive."
(NBC's Andrea Mitchell)
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Title Annotation:Cliche Corner Hustings Trifecta!!!
Publication:American Journalism Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2008
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