Posted Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at 6:01 PM
Introducing "Karma Watch," an occasional series examining the karmic ups and downs of the presidential candidates. Journalists aren't in the business of reading tea leaves, but sometimes it's hard not to notice patterns ...
On Friday, a man claiming to have a bomb strapped to his chest took several Clinton campaign workers hostage in Rochester, N.H.
On Sunday, a Des Moines Register poll showed Clinton trailing Obama in Iowa by three points--the first time Obama has taken the lead there. The senator from New York has since stepped up her attacks on the newly strengthened challenger.