How Much Do You Think The Obama People Like Bill Clinton?
If your answer is “not much,” you are probably right.
If your answer is “not much,” you are probably right.
Once again, let’s ask whether the Clintons really want Barack Obama to win this election:HILLARY CLINTON, Barack Obama’s defeated opponent in the Democratic primary, has infuriated his supporters by praising Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, for her performance in last week’s television debate.”It is amazing, you know, she’s been thrust in the spotlight with very little national preparation and I think, all things considered, | Read More »
Really, for all practical purposes, it’s true:Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain’s request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward.Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Clinton told ABC News’ Chris Cuomo that McCain’s push to postpone the debate would | Read More »
Does anyone really believe that Bill Clinton will suspend campaigning in Florida because he wants to respect the Jewish High Holidays?Or is the motivation better described here?
You be the judge:Yes, this is done by a McCain-Palin supporter, as the ending credit makes clear. But this is not the first time that Bill Clinton has gone out of his way to say nice things about John McCain. Nor will it be the last, I expect. There is no way one can believe that he genuinely wants Barack Obama to win the election.More | Read More »
Bill Clinton still dislikes Barack Obama:Former President Bill Clinton has largely kept himself out of the public eye since his wife lost the Democratic primary to Barack Obama.However in a rare television interview tonight the former president called Republican presidential candidate John McCain “a great man” and praised GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as an “instinctively effective candidate.”On a day when Obama sought to | Read More »
I expect that there will be more people like Lynn Forester de Rothschild:Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.The announcement will take place at a news conference on Capitol Hill, just blocks away from the DNC headquarters. Forester will “campaign and help | Read More »
Notice what is missing in this story:Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton marched for labor and stumped with Democrats on Saturday, but sidestepped questions about the woman who has taken her place as the nation’s most-talked-about female leader.Clinton brushed aside questions about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin during appearances at New York City’s annual Labor Day parade and later during a stop on Staten Island.”This election | Read More »
Really, it is worth asking how much the Obama campaign should trust the Clintonians. From where I sit, the answer clearly is “not much”:Sarah Palin found some unlikely allies Wednesday as leading academics and even former top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed the Republican charge that John McCain’s running mate has been subject to a sexist double standard by the news media and Democrats.Georgetown | Read More »
Man, this speaks volumes doesn’t it?”Obama does not like Clinton, and Clinton knows it,” asserted one longtime Clinton adviser, a refrain that several compatriots repeated almost word for word, though occasionally in stronger terms.Whether the reverse is true, and whether it matters as much, are less clear. Clinton associates say he was embittered earlier this summer but appears to have moved past that. They noticed | Read More »
So, how did that Hillary Clinton speech go over? Let’s look at the aftermath:Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most loyal delegates came to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night looking for direction. They listened, rapt, to a 20-minute speech that many proclaimed the best she had ever delivered, hoping her words could somehow unwind a year of tension in the Democratic Party. But when Clinton stepped off | Read More »
It cannot be stressed enough:The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she’d spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party. But the 54-year-old Democrat joined several other Hillary Clinton supporters, along with volunteers and officials from John McCain’s campaign, at a Happy Hour for Hillary.The event, sponsored by the Republican | Read More »
In such businessAction is eloquence, and the eyes of th’ ignorantMore learned than the ears.–William Shakespeare.However rousing Hillary Clinton’s speech sought to be in praising Barack Obama, the fact remains that you can judge the Clintons better by looking at their actions rather than listening to their words.Again, it bears repeating: Bill Clinton would not be throwing a fit if Hillary Clinton told him not | Read More »
I realize that every effort is being made to bring about a successful convention and a powerful launch for the Obama campaign as it moves fully and completely into general election mode. But in many ways, the intensity of the work being done to cap matters off successfully in Denver serves to underscore just how divided the Democrats are on a number of fronts.Exhibit A–There | Read More »
The intensely political city is being wracked by sectarian conflict that appears ready to devolve into out and out civil war, with partisans on each side looking to destroy the other as they work to ensure the political supremacy of their respective leaders.Baghdad? No, Denver:A number of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top advisers will not be staying in Denver long enough to hear Barack Obama accept | Read More »