"If Senator Obama has to copy policy ideas when he's a candidate on the campaign trail, how is he going to solve people's problems if he's president?" said Clinton policy director Neera Tanden in an e-mail. "When it comes to fixing the economy, we need leadership, not followership."
The attack is reminiscent of another that Clinton pushed just a few weeks ago. In a February debate, she accused Obama of copying words from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and thus running on "change you can Xerox." The line was met with boos from the audience.